India developing Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) for Sri Lanka

New Delhi: India is playing an important role in developing Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) for Sri Lanka. The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka is supporting the Ministry of Technology to strengthen the digital infrastructure of the neighboring country.

The Digital Public Infrastructure Conference, co-organized in Colombo by the Indian High Commission and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Technology, concluded with key resolutions emphasizing that digital transformation is the way forward. The Indian High Commission shared this information on social media platform ‘X’ .

The Indian High Commission said universities from across Sri Lanka participated in the live telecast of the DPI conference. The conference enabled students to become aware of the opportunities in the digital economy, promoting understanding of the transformative potential of DPI in terms of service delivery, community empowerment and economic innovation.

Impressed by India’s digital achievements, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, during his visit to India last year, had sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take Sri Lanka forward in the field of digitalization. Speaking at the launch event of the DPI conference, he described India’s DPI as an exemplary model and also expressed gratitude to India for its help to Sri Lanka.

He said that Sri Lanka would benefit greatly by adopting India’s digital strategies. During this, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Santosh Jha underlined the collaborative efforts between the two countries in advancing digital infrastructure. During this, the Indian High Commission hosted a capacity building workshop for 50 Sri Lankan startups, in which Startup India experts informed Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and students about the basics of digitalization.

India, working on its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, is helping Sri Lanka in various areas, which now also includes digital infrastructure.


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