ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s apex ICT body has projected a substantial boost of 15 billion US dollars to the country’s gross domestic product through the expansion of the digital economy by 2030.
“Presently, the digital economy contributes 3.7 billion US dollars to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” Chairman of the Federation of Information Technology Sri Lanka, Indika De Soysa said addressing a press briefing at the Presidential Media Centre.
The 41st National Information Technology Conference, themed “Towards a Sustainable Digital Society,” scheduled to take place from Oct 11-13, aims to leverage technology for accelerating the country’s economic growth through the “DIGIECON Sri Lanka 2030” program.
The conference will include a digital investment component seeking to attract potential investors for established IT companies in Sri Lanka and achieve a target of 3 billion US dollars in IT exports.
A comprehensive set of guidelines for the next seven years is being developed in collaboration with the #DIGIECON2030 program to enhance technological knowledge among Sri Lankans, De Soysa said. (Colombo/Sept22/2023)