Cabinet approval for amendments to ICT Act
Colombo (LNW): The Cabinet of Ministers has granted its approval this week for a resolution directing the Legal Draftsman to prepare a draft bill aimed at amending the Information and Communication Technology Act No. 27 of 2003.
The resolution was furnished by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Technology.
The proposed amendments to the current act are designed to enhance the effectiveness of Sri Lanka’s digital development initiatives, according to the Government Information Department.
Additionally, these amendments seek to facilitate the establishment of a Digital Development Agency.
The envisaged Digital Development Agency will be tasked with crucial responsibilities, including providing strategic and policy leadership, overseeing the government’s digital development processes, offering guidance and supervision for investments, and establishing a national centre dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI).