The Government Web Development Project, initiated under the Re-engineering Government Programme (Re-Gov) by the ICT Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka in 2005, stands as a testament to the vision of enhancing the government's web presence and encouraging widespread web usage within the government. At its core, this initiative was a response to the need for a more robust and efficient engagement with citizens through the digital landscape. This project is completed, having successfully achieved its goals of improving the government's online presence and fostering better digital engagement with citizens.
The project had a clear scope, revamping and developing websites for various government organizations, ranging from ministries and departments to district and divisional secretariats, provincial councils, authorities, boards, and institutes. The aim was to modernize these platforms, making them more accessible and user-friendly. It was a strategic step to harness the power of the internet in disseminating information and services to citizens effectively.
Key milestones in the project journey included the careful selection of competent service providers through a competitive bidding process. This ensured that the development and revamping of websites were entrusted to capable hands. The process involved tailoring the websites according to the unique requirements of each government organization. Training sessions were conducted, empowering officers to maintain the websites with updated content and information.
The outcomes and achievements of the Government Web Development Project are substantial and impactful. Over 500 government organizations saw their websites either developed from scratch or significantly improved. Furthermore, the hosting services were provided to these organizations at no cost, further promoting a strong online government presence.