Launch of the book
"How ICT was enabled in Local Languages"
|Author of the book "How ICT was enabled in Local Languages" Ms. Aruni Goonetilleke|
|Presenting the book to Prof. Gihan Dias|
|Presenting the book to Mr. Jayantha De Silva|
|Presenting the book to Mr. Jayantha Fernando|
|Prof. Gihan Dias, Domain Registrar and also the CEO and Founder of the LK Domain Registry|
|Ms. Aruni Goonetilleke former Senior Program Manager at ICTA of Sri Lanka|
|Mr. Jayantha Fernando, program director and legal advisor of ICTA and Chairman of the LK Domain Registry|
|Mr. Jayantha De Silva, Chief Guest of the event, Chairman of ICTA and Co founder and Managing Director of IFS|
|Left to Right Mr. Harsha Wijayawardhana, Mrs. Sriya Samaranayake & Mr.|
|Ms. Niroja Jayawardane, Project Manager - Partnerships, LK Domain Registry|
|Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya former Program Director, Re-engineering Government at ICTA|
|Mr. Harsha Wijayawardhana, CEO of Theekshana|
How ICT was enabled in Local Languages describes the efforts that were made and initiatives carried out by Government organizations, the private sector and many individuals to enable the use of ICT in Sinhala and Tamil, from the beginning upto 2014. When English was the only language that could be used in computers, it left out many people in Sri Lanka, since many were not conversant in English.
Enabling the use of ICT in Sinhala and Tamil was a necessity so that all could reap the benefits of ICT and this is the story of those who strove to ensure that this could be done.
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