The government unveiled a road map to wire the countries population for economic and social advancement.
The Information communications technology plan is trying to put everything from the land registry to filing tax returns, online.
rnGovernment says it has donor commitment to implement the e-Sri Lanka project over a five-year period.rn
rnCritics say the countries telecommunications infrastructure will have to keep pace becoming the backbone of e-Sri Lanka.rn
rnThe ICT regulation will play a key role in universal service obligation.rn
rnA recent survey identified telephones as the second most important thing people in rural areas wanted access to next to hospitals. The government though has grander plans.
rnThe e-Sri Lanka initiative launched recently plans to give these people more than just access to a telephone.rn
rnTown Kachcheries and post offices will be linked to a mammoth network delivering most government services online.rn
rnThe government acknowledges that taking e-Lanka t