Northern Recovery

Feb 07, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s information communications technology industry wants to promote ICT business and skills in northern Jaffna to generate employment in the former war zone, officials said. The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) said it will hold an exhibition later this month in the Jaffna peninsula to create awareness and also hold training programmes for youth who were former Tamil Tiger combatants.

The exhibition will also feature an ICT career guidance program for northern youth.

Arrangements have also been made to conduct lectures on ICT use in small and medium enterprises which are expected to grow as the region recovers from the 30-year ethnic war which ended last May.

œFITIS aims to develop ICT and entrepreneurial skills among northern youth and promote information technology ventures in Jaffna, A Jayaseelan, Acting Chairman FITIS, told a news conference.

The exhibition, called ˜Mini INFOTEL Jaffna’, will be held during February 26 28 at the Vembady Girls High School.

œThe exhibition will help to integrate northern youth into the mainstream society by equipping them with the necessary IT skills, said Ruwan Weerasinghe, chai