In a glowing tribute to the e-Sri Lanka initiative the Colombo Royal College Principal Upali Gunasekera said that the support the student population received from the e-Sri Lanka initiative for improving their ICT talents was highly commendable. He expressed this eulogy while participating at a media briefing held in Colombo recently.
Speaking further on the occasion the principal emphasised the importance of developing ICT talents from school level. He pointed out that comprehensive national programmes should be implemented further for this purpose. Expressing on this occasion his appreciation of the project proposed to be implemented by the Royal College Sinhala Literary Unit under the e-Sri Lanka initiative with the objective of popularising the use of the Sinhala language on the internet principal Upali Gunasekera pointed out that the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) had demonstrated its strong commitment by providing the technical support for achieving the Unit's objective. Programme Head of Communications and Media, ICTA Athula Pushpakumara also participated in the occasion.
The Royal College Sinhala Language and Literary Unit undertakes the national task of empowering the present generation of students with Information Technology and journalistic and Sinhala language skills.
This falls well in line with the overall spectrum of activities of Royal College aimed at providing a wide range of services to its students through information technology. These activities include those of the Student Information Centre (www.inforoyal.com) which enriches the inter-relationship among students, parents and the staff. LE ROYALE (www.leroyale.tv), the official You Tube channel of Royal College distributes various video clips of all important events of the college. In addition it conducts live web-casts of sport events and other activities. With this background in information technology, Royal College collaborates with ICTA in the effort to promote ICT in all schools.
ICTA's Head of Communications and Media, Athula Pushpakumara, Royal College Principal Upali Gunasekera and Royal College Mistress in charge of Royal College Sinhala Language and Literary Unit Indra Madugoda and Royal College student representatives at the Head Table during the media conference held to brief the media on the Royal College Sinhala Language and Literary Unit's activities aimed at popularising the use of the Sinhala language on the internet.