Nenasala lab set up in Ampara
Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya
speaks at the inauguration of the Nenasala computer
laboratory at HATI.
"The permanent Nenasala computer laboratory at the Hardy Advanced
Technology Institute, Ampara (HATI) fulfils a dire need," said
Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith
Siyambalapitiya at the launch of the Nanesala computer laboratory at
HATI recently. "As the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) is wont to do,
this time too it has come out with a mechanism for accelerated
development through ICT," he said.
The laboratory is equipped with 20 computers and modern facilities
"This permanent computer laboratory will open the vistas for valuable
ICT benefits for its users both directly or indirectly. Every year about
600 applications are received by HATI to follow ICT courses conducted at
the institute. Up to now it has been possible to admit only about 30
students annually to follow its full-time six-month ICT-related National
Vocational Qualification (NVQ) course," the minister said.
"However, thanks to the Nenasala laboratory, it will be possible to
increase the annual intake to this course to 50 students. Moreover the
Nenasala laboratory will enable shorter ICT courses to be conducted
especially during weekends for Government employees and professionals
without affecting the full-time courses," he said.
The launch of this Nenasala laboratory is timely on account of the
proposal to upgrade HATI as an ICT University.