eASIA 2009 :
Sri Lanka showcases ICT potential
eASIA 2009, the premier ICT event will be a tremendous opportunity to
showcase Sri Lanka's ICT potential, which has been developed as a
regional knowledge centre in Asia with the dawn of peace, Information
and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Chief Operating
Officer, Reshan Dewapura said.
ICTA COO Reshan Dewapura, Indika de Soyza(Intel), Kavan Perera
(Dialog), ICTA Chairman P.W. Epasingha, Leisha de Silva
Chandrasena(Sri Lanka Telecom), Jean Woo Tack (Samsung), Jit
Warnakulasooriya (Just in Time Group), Shryan De Silva
Wijerathna (Microsoft) and Chrishan Fernando (IBM) at the
ceremony. Picture by Wimal Karunathilake
He was speaking at a news conference at the Taj Samudra Hotel on
Wednesday to outline plans on the three-day conference cum exhibition,
to be held from December 2 - 4 at the BMICH.
Dewapura said President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared 2009, as the
year of ICT and English, Sri Lanka will get the unique opportunity to
host the eASIA 2009. In the series of annual events, this is the first
time Sri Lanka was selected to hold this event. The theme of the event
"Opportunities for Digital Asia" will provide a platform to share ICT
knowledge particularly among the regional countries.
Representatives from around 45 countries including the USA and Europe
will attend the event. About 100 corporates, over 1,000 international
delegates and 800 local visitors are expected to participate in the
conference. Around 30,000 participants are expected to visit the
exhibition, he said.