LIRNEasia alumnus Chanuka Wattegama appointed to ICTA Board

Posted on February 10, 2015  /  2 Comments

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka was created in 2003 as a new kind of government organization focused on implementation. Its tag line was “Ideas actioned.”

We are pleased by the announcement that Chanuka Wattegama, an alumnus of LIRNEasia with work experience also in the UNDP’s regional ICT initiative, has been appointed to the Board by the new government.

Chanuka was the founder editor of Sri Lanka’s leading IT magazine and has been writing about how ICT plays out at the village level for many years, including when he worked with LIRNEasia. This website carries many of his writings on this subject based on first-hand observations. He was early in spotting the potential of social media (and LIRNEasia was slow in taking his advice). A country report on Timor Leste was among his achievements after leaving LIRNEasia.

We wish him and the ICTA well.


  1. Chanuka’s dedication to Sri Lankan ICT development has been great. ICTA has never been an unknown place for him. I believe he can be a valuable asest to ICTA.