India’s National Knowledge Network and Sri Lanka’s LEARN which connect to educational institutions between the two countries have now been linked with each other through high capacity internet, the government said today.
Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, inaugurated the connectivity between the two networks.
“On the first day of his visit, he (Prasad) inaugurated the gigabit connectivity between the National Knowledge Network of India and LEARN network of Sri Lanka. This dedicated high speed internet connectivity will boost the collaboration among the academic institutions of India and Sri Lanka,” an official statement said.
Sri Lankan Minister for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando was also present on this occasion.
NKN aims to connect all universities, research institutions, libraries, laboratories, healthcare and agricultural institutions across the country to improve access to knowledge and meet communication and computational need of the institutions.
NKN has already connected over 1,648 institutions under various categories throughout the country.
Similarly Lanka Education And Research Network (LEARN) also connects leading educational institution in Sri Lanka.