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2 We recognized the importance of rapidly creating an information society in Sri Lanka. We are now looking forward to transforming that information society to a knowledge culture in the decade to come. President Mahinda Rajapaksa Inauguration of e-Asia 2009 at BMICH High Literacy Growing e-literacy and computer literacy Widespread Broadband availability Affordable Telecom Tariff Strong pool of proffesionals Proximity to India

3 Lead Sri Lanka towards an info- com and knowledge rich society AccessCreateUseShare I n f o r m a t i o n

4 Doubles every 18 months ComputingCommunicationContentStorage X X X X XX Moores LawFiber LawCommunity LawDisk Law Source: Dr. John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation during his keynote presentation at itsAsia 2003 Digital Power = Doubles every 9 months Doubles every 12 months 2 n where n is # of people Hyper exponential pace of change

5 Access Platform Strategic Partner / Knowledge Providers New Market Segments SP2SP3MS1SP1MS2MS3

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7 Extending boundaries to international level Enhance Learning Experience Recommendation and Peer Influence

8 Enriching the way in which education is delivered and received

9 Revolutionizing the way Education is Delivered and Received For many At your convenience Where ever you are Powered by Video Live Inetractivity

10 Dont commute; communicate! - Sir Arthur C Clarke In 1973, when OPEC started to multiply oil prices, I rashly predicted: The age of cheap power is over – the age of free power is still 50 years ahead. Three decades on, there are promising signs that we may soon get close to that ideal. There is a real possibility that the most important event of the early 21st century will be the advent of unlimited amounts of clean energy. Does it really matter whether hydrogen or nuclear fusion or another technology will finally liberate us from our current addiction to fossil fuels? Meanwhile, other technologies enable us to adjust our work and lifestyles. For example, mobile phones and the Internet have already cut down a lot of unnecessary travel – and this is only the beginning. We should revive a slogan I coined in the 1960s: Dont commute – communicate!

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