Lanka can reach 80% connectivity before 5-10 year timeframe - expert

  • 29 Aug 2007 14:57:41 GMT

    [He also acknowledged that Sri Lanka was the first country in the region to successfully try out for IP TV and launch 3G in the region. ]

    We were the first in Many things in South Asia like..

    1. Open Economy

    2. Cell phone system

    3. MOdern Port

    4. Mass use of Green Energy - Mahaweli

    5. Free trade zones

    but could never capatalize on this because of Corrupt and inefficiant Politician and Bereaucrats.

  • 29 Aug 2007 20:16:58 GMT

    This is achievable if the conditions in Sri Lanka is right. People will adopt the technology and will use such a information grid in SL. I am very much positive on that. But as long as idiots runs this country that will be a dream.

    Those countries which has gone that far also have leaders who `WORK` for the country. We have leaders who `RUIN` the country. So go figure where we would go.

  • 30 Aug 2007 04:34:12 GMT

    Sri Lanka can develop as a leading nation if only there is a political will on the part of the ruling elitists. Singapore has attained 100% connectivity by creating a harmonious atmostphere among different communities. It`s a pity that SL has attained only 10% as most live in poverty and unable to reach out to modern technology. Selfish rulers ruined the country by short-sighted discriminatory policies.

  • 31 Aug 2007 02:34:01 GMT

    [Singapore has attained 100% connectivity by creating a harmonious atmostphere among different communities]

    Singapore`s success, in spite of its lack of resources, is due to the industrious and hard working nature of the Chinese and the disciplined leadership which is not possible under Sri Lankan conditions where the leadership has always been selfish and corrupt and the Sinhalese very lazy.

    SL needs at least a Singapore type Democracy and Lee Kwan Yu type leader who can rule with an iron fist without fear or favour.

  • 31 Aug 2007 02:54:02 GMT

    [hard working nature of the Chinese and the disciplined leadership ]

    The leadership is more important than the nature of the workforce. Professionals and manual workers alike are rushing to Singapore to work hard. Even Sinhalese go there to work and they do work hard against the general opinion. All the 4 languages are given parity of status to make people feel as part of the country though Tamil is spoken by mere 4.2% of the population.