Ministry of Technology comes under President’s purview

Nov 26, 2020 (LBO) – In accordance with the revision of subjects under Ministries on November 20th, Ministries of Defence and the Technology have been bought under the purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Simplification of State machinery and market process, expansion of digital governance through the use of information technology as a tool for knowledge exchange are priorities of the newly established Ministry.

The establishment of international electronic payment schemes, high-speed data exchange systems, and associated mobile network across the country is within the purview of the new Ministry.

President intends to build a culture of technology innovation that will enhance the living standards of the people.

All economic sectors including agriculture, industry, and services will become technology dependent in the future.

The Government seeks to integrate investment in education with economic sectors to create a society armed with new technology in the 21st Century.

The 21st Century is considered as the knowledge-centric century. In order to make this a reality “Saubhagyaye Dekma” Policy Statement envisages to build a technology-based society.