Establishment of Nenasalas

e-Sri Lanka Initiative

The e-Sri Lanka Initiative initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka aims to provide access to “diverse and unrestricted sources of information and means of communication” to all the citizens.

The Government of Sri Lanka in recognizing the great potentials that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can play in:

  • Strengthening the democratic processes in the country,
  • The advancement of the peace process,
  • Improving the quality of life of the people, and
  • Enhancing the social and economic development

ICTA’s 1000 Nenasala (Knowledge Centre) Project

The Nenasala Project is one of the projects implemented under the e-Sri Lanka Initiative. Formally known as the “Vishva Gnana Kendra Project (Nenasala)”, ICTA has incorporated it under the “Nenasala” label to introduce several models of the telecentres or knowledge centres to be established in all parts of Sri-Lanka to spread ICT services to the rural and semi-urban population.

The Project will aim to meet the infrastructure requirements in order to address the information and communication needs of rural areas in all parts of the country through the establishment of Nenasalas, and the provision of ICT based services.

As the diffusion and the use of ICTs in rural areas is limited, it is recognized that the most effective and efficient way to provide access to ICTs for rural areas will be through the establishment of Nenasalas. The main objectives of a Nenasala is to assist communities in:

  • Poverty reduction
  • Social and economic development, and
  • Peace building.

It is important to note that all the services and support to be provided by the Nenasalas are done in such a way as to aim / guarantee long-term sustainability. The lessons learned from the evaluation of the initial Nenasalas will be used in the establishment of the Nenasala Network across the country using the following models.

ICTA will have 3 different types of Nenasalas or Knowledge Centres depending on the complexity and the type of services that will be offered. namely,

#

Nenasala Center Name

Contact Person

Contact Number

1

Baduriya Nagar Rural Development Society-Mancholai

Mr.Mohamed Riyaz

065-2257161

2

Divisional Federatio of Youth Club - Vavunativu

Mr. T. Sasikaran

3

Educational and Social Welfare Development Organization - Eravur

Mr. Rameez

077-2310778 / 077-3662821

4

Fishermen Co-op Society Ltd. - Kattankudy

Mr.M.A.A.Mugaideen

065-2246414

5

Foundation for Co-existance

Mr. Krishnapillai Seyon

065-5670113

6

Hindu College Building - Valachchenai

Mr. Arumailingam / Mr. K. Dayananda

2584374, 2584

7

Kathirawan Arts Club-Puthukudiuppu

Mr.Inbaraja

8

Kurunakalicholai Youth Club - Pethalai

Mr. S. Evera

9

Maatha Rural Development Society - Kaluthawalai

Mrs.Shanthi / Mr. Ramesh Kumar - Operator

065-2251445

10

Mental Health Re-habilitation Center -Mawandivembu

Dr. GadambanadanMr.S.KokulavajahMs. C Kopika

0777-3575350775-155970077-2958864

11

Old Student Association-Panichankerny

Mr. S. Kamalaraj

060-2645872

12

Organization for Producting & Ensuring Democracy (OPED) - Kattankudy

Mr.M.Y.L.M. Mansoor

065-2245313

13

Organization for Social Development and Advancement(OSDA) - Kattankudy

Mr.U.L.M.N.Mubeen

065-2246743

14

Peace Women's federation - Sathurukandan

Mrs. A. Kavitha / Mr. A. Denesh

065-2225309

15

Publc Library- Kaluthavalai

Mrs.Sri Tharani

0773-725233

16

Publc Library-Mandur

Mrs.Leelavathi Mr. Karunanithi

0776-497444 / 065-4929632077-8510388

17

Public Library-Baticaloa

Mr.K.Vidyasagaran

065-2222484

18

Rajadurai Youth Club - Arayampathy

Mr. T. Prajith

065-2246209

19

Rhythm Youth Club - Puliyanthivu

Mr. M. Wijayaraj / Mr. T. Yogendran

065-2223086

20

Rural Development Society - Karuvakerney

Mr. M.Mahadevan

060-2653022

21

Rural Development Society - Navakkadu

Mr. Sahubaran

065-4923160 /

22

Rural Development Society - Valachchenai - Valaichenai Nenasala (vnenasala)

Mr.Meerashahib Deenulaman

0754-141511

23

Social Awarenes Development Organisation-Vantharamoolai

Ms. P.Devika

065-3645470 / 065-4901325

24

Sri Lanka HIRA Foundation- Kattankudy

Mr. Hamdoon

065-2226910

25

Swami Natarajanandaji - Children Rehabilitation Foundation Institute

Mr. I. Kamalanathan

060-2652928 /

26

United Social Development Association- USDA Lanka-Eravur Town

Mr. H.M.M.Fairoos

060-2653709/0