Ministry's profile


The vision, strategies and the roadmap will help the citizens to enhance their living standards and quality of life.

Transformation of the Ministry

  • Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (Since 22.11.2010 to 17.01.2015)
  • Telecommunication and IT Division in Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( Since 18.01.2015 to 03.09.2015 )
  • Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure (Since 04.09.2015 to 26.10.2018)
  • Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology (Since 21.12.2018 to 22.11.2019)
  • Ministry of Defence (Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Division) (Since 23.11.2019)

Vision and Mission


“A Digitally Empowered Nation”


"Ensure the human and national development;"
"By improving the digital industry and economic inputs"
"By populating digital services and products"
"By improving access to digital services"
"By enhancing the digital literacy of citizens"


Mission of the Digital Infrastructure Division

"To formulate, monitor and evaluate appropriate policies, programmes and projects to fulfill the aspirations of all stakeholders for making Sri Lanka a digitally empowered nation."


Institutions under the purview of the Ministry

Institutions under the purview of the Ministry as per Extraordinary Gazette No. 2053/12 dated 10.12.2019

  • Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
  • Sri Lanka  CERT


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Subjects and Functions of the Ministry as per the Extraordinary

  • Formulation of policies, programs and projects, monitoring and evaluation in regard to the subjects of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure
  • Take necessary measures for the provision of telecommunication facilities for all by adoption of modern technology
  • Assist in adopting appropriate information technological solutions for promoting productivity and efficiency in the delivery of services by the public sector
  • Implementation of  programs for promotion of computer literacy
  • Development of strategies to encourage the use of Information and Communication Technology
  • Matters relating to all other subjects assigned to the Institutions listed under the Ministry
  • Supervision of the Institutions listed under the Ministry


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Acts to be implemented by the Ministry

  • Information and Communication Technology Act No. 27 of 2003, and Information and Communication Technology Act (Amendment) No. 33 of 2008.
  • Electronic Transactions Act No. 19 of 2006


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Thrust Areas

  • Digitalization of Economy by Promotion of the development of ICT industry and Promotion of use of digital technologies in other sectors for higher effectiveness.
  • Improve the digital infrastructure of Sri Lanka for facilitating the enhancement of digital ecosystem.
  • Enhance ICT policies, legislation and standards.
  • Improve citizen’s engagement/participation in ICT enabled society.
  • Utilize ICT for improving the good governance.