President Rajapaksa has declared that Sri Lanka has built a leading link within the South Asian regional society.
The President made this declaration joining in the 50th Meeting and Annual Forum of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation in Colombo. He clarified the stand built by Sri Lanka in South Asia which had been able to rise up after the pressure exerted by brutal terrorism for three decades. The Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation had provided a fitting opportunity to examine the related plans and expected strategies on Continental and regional broadband links.
Speaking further, the President noted that not only the growth of Sri Lanka’s telecommunication network took place rapidly, but expanded to a great extent. He made it clear that many foreign investors are induced to investing in this sector as it was a viable venture. Action will be initiated to build a national communication network with the intention of providing facilities to every household by reducing the expenditure which would incur on the data and internet service in the next three years. He stated that the Government had already identified the significance of these services. Ministers Prof. G.L. Peiris and Jeevan Kumaratunga, Chairman of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation Patrick Masambu, Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation Dr. Etwach Sipio and Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Pelpita were among those present.