SLT-MOBITEL partners CSSL for National IT Conference 2020 as Joint Principal Sponsor

Continuing its support towards the empowerment of Information Technology, SLT-MOBITEL, Sri
Lanka’s National Telecommunication Service Provider recently partnered with the Computer
Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as the Joint Principal Sponsor for the 38th National Information
Technology Conference which was held in December 2020. The National IT Conference is one
of the most anticipated ICT events in Sri Lanka as well as in the region.
Hosted by the CSSL for the 38 th consecutive year, the National Information Technology
Conference (NITC) was themed “Towards a Sustainable Digital Sri Lanka” with a goal of adding
value to the participants in the areas of 5G, Industry 4.0, AI and IoT, Mobile Money, Digital
Infrastructure and many more. The panel comprised of eminent ICT professionals representing
both the private and public sector along with over 60 foreign and local prominent speakers and
1000 plus ICT professionals participating as delegates.
“As the Nation’s Telecommunication Service Provider, SLT-Mobitel is committed towards
enriching lives empowering businesses with latest technological solutions. We believe such
initiatives by the CSSL plays integral role in streamlining the Digital Roadmap and enabling the
nation to achieve its vision in an efficient and effective manner. The SLT group is proud to have
been part of this year’s conference, powering the IT sector in Sri Lanka,” said Mr. Lalith
Senevirathne, Group Chief Executive Officer of SLT Group.
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in
Sri Lanka for over 163 years. SLT enables opportunities that empower Sri Lankans and
elevates the country’s standing in the global arena. SLT’s transformation into a digital service
provider has seen the Company move beyond telecommunications services to provide a variety
of services and solutions that cater to a digital lifestyle. Mobitel, the mobile arm of SLT launched
the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in South Asia in 2018 and was the first network
in South Asia to successfully showcase the deployment of 5G over a Mobile Network by
connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps.
Mobitel has made great strides in recent years to expand its influence in NB-IoT, Automation,
Artificial Intelligence and Critical Communication technologies and solutions and has been
adjudged as the Fastest 4G-LTE network in Sri Lanka for two consecutive years by Ookla, the
global leader in internet speed and testing applications.

Mobitel Chief Marketing Officer, Shashika Senerath, SLT Chief Marketing Officer, Prabhath
Dahanayake, Mobitel Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chandika Vitharana, SLT Chief Executive Officer,
Kiththi Perera, CSSL President Prabath Samindra, CSSL Assistant Secretary Heshan Karunaratne, Mobitel
Senior General Manger, Engineering and Operations, Rasantha Hettithanthrige

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