e-Asia 2009 will provide an ideal opportunity for demonstrating Sri Lanka's suitability for foreign investment. This was stated by ICTA's Chief Operating Officer Reshan Dewapura at a special meeting for announcing Sri Lanka's choice to host e-Asia 2009 attended by local and foreign media personnel and other officials held at the Ceylon Continental Hotel, Colombo recently. Elaborating on the significance of Sri Lanka hosting the event Dewapura said that e-Asia 2009 would be an ideal opportunity for Sri Lanka to demonstrate its suitablility for foreign investment.
Recounting the history of e-Asia and some of the lessons learned during the past four years Deputy General Manager Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies(CSDMS), India, Dipanjan Banerjee said that e-Asia, the non-Government IT research advisory service organization with annual events held from 2006 in Thailand, Malaysia and India had graduated to from a regional to an international event both in terms of participation and audience. The scope had widened beyond the four original areas of e-Government, education, e-health and telecentres. He commended the great strides Sri Lanka had made especially in Telecentres with nearly 600 Nenasalas set up island-wide.