India, Sri Lanka to accelerate implementation of digital education project in Galle District

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Sri-Lanka-to-accelerate-implementation-of-digital-educationIndia and Sri Lanka have expressed their commitment to fast-tracking the implementation of a digital education project in the Galle District, Sri Lanka.

An overview of the news

  • The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay, and the Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Education, M N Ranasinghe, exchanged diplomatic notes to accelerate the establishment of modern computer labs and smart boards in 200 schools. 

  • These facilities will be equipped with customized curriculum software.

  • The project is aimed at promoting digital literacy among students in underprivileged areas of the Galle District. 

  • It is supported by a grant from the Government of India.

  • This digital education initiative is part of a broader set of grant projects in the education sector undertaken by the Indian government in Sri Lanka, highlighting their commitment to enhancing educational opportunities in the country.

India's development assistance to Sri Lanka 

  • India's development assistance to Sri Lanka encompasses a total amount of approximately USD 5 billion, with nearly USD 600 million provided as grants.

  • Across Sri Lanka's 25 districts, more than 65 grant projects have already been implemented, demonstrating the substantial support from India in various sectors.

  • The digital education project in the Galle District is among more than 20 ongoing projects that are at different stages of implementation, further illustrating the sustained collaboration between India and Sri Lanka in driving socio-economic development in the region.

About sri lanka

  • The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a tropical island nation located off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent.

  • Sri Lanka is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Munnar and the Palk Strait.

  • Capital: Colombo (Executive and Judicial) and Sri Jayawardenepura (Legislative).

  • Official languages: Sinhala and Tamil

  • President – Ranil Wickremesinghe

  • Prime Minister – Dinesh Gunawardena

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee

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