On 26 July 2023, Ceylon Today published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's latest Op-Ed "Why Government Must Champion Digital Literacy."
"Governments have a crucial role to play in promoting digital literacy, particularly in countries like Sri Lanka facing financial and technological constraints. Priorities for governments include expanding and enhancing broadband infrastructure, investing in practical digital skills training, fostering community collaboration, and addressing the gender gap in technology," writes Patabendige.
Charani Patabendige is an Acting Research Analyst and Assistant at the Institute of National Security Studies; a Sri Lankan think tank associated with the Ministry of Defence. Patabendige is a postgraduate student reading for MPhil/PhD in Law. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. She has represented Sri Lanka at several regional and international forums.
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