FCCISL Key to the World Program’ to extends its fullest support to the Year of English and ITs
President Mahinda Rajapakse at a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat recently, declared the year 2009 as the Year of English and IT. Addressing the gathering he also said that with the liberation of our people from the clutches of terrorism which destroyed the country for more than 25 years, the Year 2009 will also be the country’s Year of Peace, Year of Reconciliation and also the Year of true Independence. This important and timely declaration has brought in much hope for a prosperous future not only among youth but also the general public and the business community as well. Kosala Wickramanayake President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka handed over a communiqué to President Rajapakse at the launch ceremony, assuring the fullest support of FCCISL to this important initiative though “FCCISL Key to the World Program”
Government lays emphasis on the unmistakable need to urgently equip the people, especially the youth, with proficiency in the English language on the one side and to provide them with access to computers and internet facilities, through the rapid development of use of information technology, on the other. English and IT will therefore be used by the Government as instruments of rural empowerment; as powerful tools that could make the villages of the country a meaningful part of the global village.
FCCISL strongly believes that this is an ideal opportunity for the business community to join hands with FCCISL and provide youth of this beautiful country “a key to the world” and make Sri Lanka and important stakeholder in the global village.