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SL GovSMS Portal: “SMS to 1919”

Producer: ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

District :Island wide

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Today government services are becoming increasingly more citizen centric. With over 12 million mobile phone users in the Country what better way to facilitate access to information than the mobile. SL GovSMS: "SMS to 1919" demonstrates a high degree of citizen inclusion. Today you can send an SMS to 1919 to get real time crop prices in popular market places, real time information on train schedules and weather updates.


Producer: Bala Durage Sandamal Siripathi

District: Colombo

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This is a J2ME English learning app designed to run on Java enabled mobile phones, which has made the learning of English fun. It leverages on the rapid spread of mobile phone usage in the country and the popular use of ‘Singlish’.   The user learns the correct construction of English sentences through prompts and a process of elimination. This innovative data input method contributes to the ease of use. It gives a whole new meaning to learning “on-the-go”.