FITIS ICT Open Forum Starts Tomorrow
An ICT industry open forum on discussing and evolving solutions to the common problems confronting the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Sri Lanka will be held under the patronage of Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernando at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) tomorrow, January 29.
Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Customs, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Consumer Affairs Authority, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, and Ministry of Defence is scheduled to participate in this parley organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS).
Expressing his views on the forthcoming conference, Chinthaka Wijewickrama, president, FITIS, said, “With a strategic goal in place, Sri Lanka is optimistic of achieving US$ 5 billion worth of IT exports by the year 2022. Similarly, we are confident of creating 250,000 plus viable employment opportunities in the IT sector. In addition, the industry is also pushing ahead with plans to enhance computer literacy to 100%.
“We can certainly achieve this national target. But, for this dire need to become a reality, it is imperative that all businessmen in the Information and Communication Technology industry stand united and work concertedly towards achieving this key objective. Similarly, a good rapport to build a continuing dialogue between the government and private sectors is equally vital to forge ahead to achieve tangible results in this regard.”
The Sri Lanka ICT Industry Association, The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) constitutes the Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association (SLCVA) – the Hardware Chapter, Sri Lanka Association for the Software Industry (SLASI) – the Software Chapter, Association of Computer Training Organisations (ACTOS) – the Training Chapter, Lanka Internet Service Providers Association (LISPA)/(TPA) – the Telecommunications Chapter and Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) – the Professional Chapter.