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Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals

the ICT developments specially aimed to raise the economic and social levels of the population takes place in Sri Lankan at a pace much lower than what it is in the developed world. This can be due to several complex reasons. One reason can obviously be the high cost of ICT, but it will be difficult to think making ICTs financially viable – provided it is a feasible solution – only will be a panacea for all woes. Put into a practical example, just introducing Internet kiosks at villages level will not help to make rural communities to get the best out of Internet. The more important questions will be what sort of benefits the rural population can gain from Internet and how convenient and economical Internet can be in that, compared to the traditional means they are used to.