SLT-MOBITEL, the ultra-high speed fibre broadband services provider in Sri Lanka has
joined hands with the Southern Motor Sports Club (SMSC) to launch 25 th edition of the
SLTMOBITEL Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb. This undertaking of the
renowned motor race by SLT-Mobitel will be conducted for the sixth consecutive time.
The upcoming event was announced during a press conference which was held jointly
by SLT-MOBITEL and SMSC at the SLT main auditorium recently.
The racing spectacle will comprise of 16 motor cycle events and 17 motor car events
that will face an uphill course covering a distance of 600 m, performed in three stages.
The Bike Race will be held on 27 th February and the Car Race will take place the
following day, on 28 th February, 2021. The event will be held under strict conditions
adhering to all guidelines issued by the health authorities to ensure the safety of all
The event, which is being held under the theme ‘SLTMOBITEL Speedup’ is regarded as yet
another initiative through which SLT-MOBITEL aims to support and empower the local
sports segment and take it up to the next level of their categories, with motor racing
being one of those entities in particular. The thematic highlight of this event being
“SLTMOBITEL Speedup” was instigated in tandem with SLT-MOBITEL’s ultra-high
speed broadband internet experience that the company brings to its customers through
its superior Fibre technology.
The SLTMOBITEL Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb is a national championship
event which has been functioning under the approval of the Sri Lanka Automobile
Sports (SLAS), the governing body for motor sports in Sri Lanka. Motor and bike racing
enthusiasts from across the island will no doubt get to experience a taste of Sri Lankan
motor sports at its finest.
Sharing his thoughts on the upcoming racing event, Mr. Prabhath Dahanayake, Chief
Marketing Officer of SLT stated, “SLT-MOBITEL is delighted to have had the privilege of
coming on board once again with this year to support the Southern Eliyakanda Hill
Climb. As a pioneer in providing high speed broadband services, becoming a part of an
initiative of this calibre which resonates with the speed in the services we offer, it only
feels right that SLT-MOBITEL gets to support this event and bring this exciting racing
experience a step closer to the public.”
Dr Sanjaya Sedara Senarath. President of SMSC gave his comments on the
partnership saying, “SLTMOBITEL Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb is one of
the most successful and much looked forward to motor sports events in the country. We
appreciate and value the support extended to us by SLT-MOBITEL towards this
SLTMOBITEL Speedup experience, which we are certain will help achieve our goals to
uplift motor sports in the country.”