INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

FORMULATION AND APPROVAL OF NATIONAL POLICY ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

2. National Policy Information and Communication Technology to be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

3. Inter-Ministerial Committee.

4. Powers of the Committee.

PART II

NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

5. Functions of the Committee

PART III

GENERAL

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY OF SRI LANKA

6. The information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka to assist Task Force and Committee.

7. Minister to issue directions.

8. Agency to be exempt from payment of tax

9. Regulations.

10. Repeal.

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

27 of 2003,
33 of 2008.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of an Inter-ministerial Committee on Information and Communication Technology; to provide for the formulation and approval of a National Policy; to provide for the establishment of the Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka with authority to develop and implement strategies and programmes on information and communication technology in both the public and private sectors; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 33 of 2008.]

[Date of Commencement: 9th September, 2003]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Information and Communication Technology Act.

[S 1 am by s 3(1) of Act 33 of 2008.]

(2) .

[S 1(2) rep by s 3(2) of Act 33 of 2008.]

PART I

FORMULATION AND APPROVAL OF NATIONAL POLICY ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

[Subs by s 4 of Act 33 of 2008.]

2. National Policy Information and Communication Technology to be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Cabinet of Ministers shall from time to time, having regard to the interests of the industry, approve the National Policy Framework in relation to Information and Communication Technology.

3. Inter-Ministerial Committee.

There shall be established an Inter-Ministerial Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee”) appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers which shall consist of—

(a) the Minister in charge of the subject of Information and Communication Technology or his nominee;

(b) the Minister to whom the Information and Communication Technology Agency is assigned or his nominee;

(c) the Minister in charge of the subject of Education and Higher Education or Education or Higher Education, or his nominee or their nominees as the case may be;

(d) the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka and one other member of the Board, nominated by the Chairman; and

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