Information Technology Development in Sri Lanka - A Review

Induruwa, A.S. (1999) Information Technology Development in Sri Lanka - A Review. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 27 (4). ISSN 1391-4588. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Information Technology Development in Sri Lanka - A Review by Abhaya S Induruwa Summary It is easy to introduce new and emerging technologies such as Information Technology (IT) to any developing economy, with or without the assistance of developed economies. What is important however, is the ability of a country to sustain the technological developments for economic growth. This ability depends very much on key areas such as Human Resources Development, Infrastructure Development, and Policy Framework Development and their Implementation. Computers were introduced in Sri Lanka in the late sixties, when the State Engineering Corporation first followed by the Department of Census, acquired computers. Yet almost after 30 years Sri Lanka has not been able to make an impression in the global IT scene as a major consumer or as a provider. This paper outlines global trends and examines some of the issues relevant in the Sri Lankan context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: computer science teaching, Internet, LEARN, reseacrh information infrastructure, socio-economic development, telecommunications
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2009 16:06
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 12:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21737 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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