Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA)

The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka is the apex ICT institution of the Government. According to the Information and Communication Technology Act No. 27 of 2003 (ICT Act), as amended by Act No. 33 of 2008, ICTA is mandated to take all necessary measures to implement the Government’s Policy and Action Plan related to ICT. Section 6 of the ICT Act requires ICTA to assist the Cabinet of Ministers in formulating the National Policy on ICT and provide all information necessary for its formulation. ICTA is a wholly owned institution by the Government of Sri Lanka, established to implement the e-Sri Lanka Development Project funded by the World Bank from 2004 to 2011. The e-Sri Lanka Development Project aimed to utilize ICT to develop the economy, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of life for the people of Sri Lanka.