Sri Lanka’s ICTA launches Stay Safe Covid 19 contact tracing application
The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has last week presented the “Stay Safe” (“Suwen Sitimu”) app, which provides digital contact tracing during the current pandemic to Sri Lanka’ President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and the app was launched officially this week.
“The most vital necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic is the contact tracing, and recognising which areas are at more risk than others. The “Stay Safe” app scans QR codes from companies that identify each person’s location and place of employment so that it would be easier to trace them in the search of COVID contact tracing,” Shanaka Perera of the Stay Safe team at ICTA has told The Morning.
ICTA Chairman Jayantha De Silva has said, “The app is currently undergoing the preliminary stages of implementing a database that records all employees’ locations of all companies, which can be accessed by anyone regardless of whether they have a smartphone or not. The database will be implemented by Sunday (08), and the app will be launched officially on Monday.”
Furthermore, he stated that all companies can obtain their own QR codes for the app through staysafe.gov.lk
The team of consultants for Stay Safe includes Shanaka Perera, Nuzhi Meyen, Christopher Adikaram, and Kanishka Bandara.
In the face of the internal and external challenges posed by the global Covid 19 pandemic, Sri Lanka’s ICT and digital infrastructure development sectors have shown an expansion of business/investment opportunities in the two fields. Sri Lanka’s commitment to transform Sri Lanka in to a digital economy has opened up many business opportunities in the country’s ICT and digital infrastructure development sectors. Foreign businesses could therefore explore business/investment opportunities in these two sectors.
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