Press Releases

Saturday, 19th September 2020

Mobitel Sponsors National Surf Championship Series & Open Surf Championship 2020 – Arugambay as Official Telecommunication Partner  

As the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel has come forward to sponsor the National Surf Championship series 2020 as the Official Telecommunication Partner. Organized by the Surfing Federation of Sri Lanka (SFSL), the national surfing championship is one of the most anticipated events in the sporting calendar. The event is set to take place in Arugambay from Sept 27th to 29th 2020. 
The surfing Championship is a timely initiative by the Ministry of Youth & Sports and Ministry of Tourism. The synergy between the two ministries will not only kick start the Surfing fraternity but will also help revive the tourism sector and rebuild the industry. 
Mobitel is proud to come onboard as the as the official telecommunications partner, powering the hopes of thousands of surfers located both locally and globally. The event will also coincide with the World Tourism Day which falls on September 27 and more than 70 surfers are expected to take part in this event. 
As the caring network, Mobitel is committed to building the sports sector by empowering youth to unlock their fullest potential and pave way for equal opportunities irrespective of geographical fragment. 
Thursday, 17th September 2020

SLT- Mobitel Partners Manusath Derana to Transform Decommissioned Buses into Libraries   Project will empower 25 rural schools across the country

SLT & Mobitel partnered with Manusath Derana on a national level CSR project that aims to convert decommissioned SLTB buses into fully-fledged libraries. The initiative is carried out in partnership with the National Library of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB). 
As the National Telecommunication Service Provider, SLT & Mobitel recognizes the importance school libraries have on improving student literacy and learning outcomes in Sri Lanka. The SLT group has been committed to supporting the educational landscape by providing quality access to reading materials through e-Learning, m-Learning platforms thus empowering thousands of students, graduates and other knowledge seekers across the country. The 25 libraries will act as learning centers, providing equal opportunities for students with accessible educational resources and inculcating the habit of reading. 
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Mr. Mahesh Jayawardena - Project Chairman, Manusath Derana, Mr. Madhawa Madawala - Chief Executive Officer, TV Derana, Mr. Lalith Seneviratne - Group CEO, SLT & Mobitel, Mr. Prabath Dahanayake – Chief Marketing Officer, SLT, Mr. Shashika Senerath - Chief Marketing Officer, Mobitel.
Thursday, 10th September 2020

SLT & Mobitel becomes FIRST to Power the Lankagama Village with High speed Broadband and Voice services.  

Conducts first ever online video conferencing with Lankagama Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya
As the Nation’s Pioneer in Telecommunication Services, SLT & Mobitel successfully concluded the implementation of connecting the Lankagama village with high speed 4G/LTE broadband and voice services by the 4th September 2020. With this implementation, the Lankagama Village is now powered with high speed 4G broadband/LTE internet and improved Voice services, thereby enabling the people in and around the area to connect with their loved ones in a hassle-free manner. 
Mobitel officials along with M.A Sumith Lal, Principal (Center) and students of the Lankagama Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya.
Commenting on the initiative, Lalith Seneviratne, Group CEO of SLT & Mobitel said “It gives us immense pride to witness connectivity solutions being implemented in rural areas of the country. In line with the government’s vision of digitizing Sri Lanka, the establishment of this project at the Lankagama village further reaffirms our vision of empowering Sri Lanka with superior connectivity solutions and leading it towards an info com society. We would like to thank the President for entrusting us to implement this project at the Lankagama Village.  We believe such initiatives are vital for the country’s digitalization drive and will help uplift Sri Lanka’s digital literacy.  As the pioneering telecommunications provider that has nourished millions of lives with superior technological solutions, we look forward to continuing our journey whilst securing our bonds with the people to lead Sri Lanka towards the next phase of digital revolution.”  
Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT Group, Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of TRCSL, Mr. Lalith Seneviratne, Group CEO of SLT & Mobitel engaging in a live video conferencing with Mr. M.A Sumith Lal, Principal of the Lankagama School and Mrs. Iresha Wikramasinghe, IT Teacher.
In addition, Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT Group, Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of TRCSL, Mr. Lalith Seneviratne, GCEO of SLT Group engaged in a live video conferencing with the Lankagama Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya.  This was the very first time the school was connected via a conferencing platform which provided a unique experience to the principal, teachers and the students.  
“We are happy to see that rural areas are being empowered with connectivity solutions. The initiative by SLT-Mobitel to equip the Lankagama village with voice and broadband services facilitates TRCSL’s strategy and will help the country to achieve its digital vision by 2025. Towards providing superior connectivity solutions to all Sri Lankans, TRCSL is committed to setting the right policies and environment thereby supporting the operators to innovate and bring value to the country. I am happy to see the enthusiasm and passion displayed by SLT-Mobitel in completing this project and I wish the group the best of luck in their future endeavors.” Said, Oshada Senanayake, Director General of TRCSL. 
Despite the geographic obstacles and transportation difficulties, SLT - Mobitel promptly implemented the Detachable Guyed Mast solution to establish superior connectivity and broadband facilities to the area without any negative impact to the environment.
Completion of the Connectivity solution at the Lankagama Village 
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