A digital economy transformation acceleration programme is set to kick off next week, state minister of technology Kanaka Herath said.
It will be the first collaborative effort between the state and private sectors to execute a digital economy plan.
The programme will begin on 11 October and will be implemented by the Technology Ministry.
State minister Kanaka Herath said the digital economic plan would equip Sri Lanka to navigate the international competitive economic landscape, potentially paving the way for a robust economy in the coming decade.
He said that workshops and conferences are in the pipeline to familiarise the public with this digital economy plan.
Herath was addressing the DIGIECON 2030 awareness programme held at the Presidential Media Centre this week.
He noted that the event is anticipated to be a transformative step in transitioning Sri Lanka into a digital economy and formulating a comprehensive digital economic strategy for the country.
The current contribution of the digital economy to the country’s GDP stands at 4 percent and plans are afoot to increase it to 15 percent by 2030.