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Knowledge based Technology, the Global Factor in future development

Feb 1, 2011 4:31:51 AM - news.lk

Media Minister Rambukwella at e-Media Tele-Conference

Sri Lanka has a literacy rate of 92% but due to lack of knowledge in subjects such as Maths and Science among these literates the actual literacy rate gets devalued.  Contrary to us, our neighbour India which has a far below literacy rate than us has been able to build up a middle class consisting 25% of the population due to their advance in the field of information technology.  He said that due to India’s advancement in the Information Technology the country has become known as Silicon Valley and even the world’s premier IT business magnate Bill Gate has visited India 7 times.