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ICTA Hosts ‘e-Swabhimani’ Awards

Established as one of the most prestigious national events, e-Swabhimani Gala Awards 2019, organised by the Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), was held on October 18 at Shangri-La hotel. It was held with much pageantry to recognise and champion the nation’s digital social innovators.
The event was graced by, of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P Perera and a gathering of dignitaries including senior Government officials, industry leaders, digital entrepreneurs and media.
Nominations were accepted across nine categories, including Government and Citizen Engagement, Health and Well-Being, Learning and Education, Environment and Green Energy, Culture and Tourism, Smart Settlement and Urbanisation, Business and Commerce, Inclusion and Empowerment and Digital Entertainment. Forty four outstanding digital innovations with social impact were honoured at the awards gala. ICTA chairman Prof. Rohan Samarajiva welcomed the gathering.
Addressing the audience, Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P Perera said, “e-Swabhimani serves as a stepping stone to the World Summit Awards (WSA), a global initiative implemented within the framework of United Nation’s World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). It contributes to the UN sustainable development goals agenda by recognising local digital content with an impact on soc iety, demonstrating the richness and diversity of innovative applications. As ICTA is the National Expert for WSA in Sri Lanka, the Jury selected from among the winners, six nominations for submission to the WSA 2019.”

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