Information technology penetration is rather low in Sri Lanka despite most of the population being able to read and write. Information technology penetration is rather low in Sri Lanka despite most of the population being able to read and write. The Information Communications Technology Agency or ICTA is trying to change this by helping rural communities adopt technology to improve their lives.
Taking the message out about how IT can help change their lives is not easy since people especially in rural areas are not used to working with computers.
Bandarawela town was in for a treat last week when a troop of street performers entertained crowds who had come to shop or were in transit to outlying areas.
Curious people quickly gathered around.
With the presidential election round the corner, some wondered if this was part of the campaign of a candidate.
Street dramas, like these, while providing entertainment are used to arouse social awareness.
In countries like China, Russia and France street dramas were produced for political reasons too.
But promoters of this act