The Rule of ‘Low’ in the Year of ICT and English

This is apparently the Year of ICT and English in Sri Lanka. We do not know exactly what this means or what it entails.

However, we have already established that ICTA spends an inordinate amount of money on useless music videos promoting the Year of ICT and English. We have also already established that Prof. Tissa Vitharana, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Science and Technology, simply has no clue about leveraging the potential of mobile phones for development, education and better governance and wants to set up even more cybercafes around the country, admitting that those set up by ICTA don’t really work.

We know that ICTA is emphatically not an agency with the vision or capacity to empower our citizens to bear witness to the violence and corruption of their political masters using ICTs. On a related note, an email I received today pointed to what surely must be the most revealing example to date of the success of the Year of English and ICT.

The National Police Commission website notes,

Rule of Low

I’m sure residents in Angulana and Nipuna Ramanayake would completely agree – the Police in Sri Lanka today really are a new ‘low’.

My submission to the government – please do not correct the English on this website as part of the Year of ICT and English. It makes far more sense the way it is.

2 comments on “The Rule of ‘Low’ in the Year of ICT and English

  1. SJ
    September 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    ICTA should be shut down!


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