As a responsible corporate citizen, Sri Lanka Telecom regards the development of the community as of the utmost importance. In one sense, as the national telecommunication service provider, we pay close attention to improving digital literacy across the country when designing policies for our network and infrastructure expansion, and continuously work towards bridging the digital divide by enhancing accessibility and affordability of broadband and ICT technologies to all people throughout Sri Lanka; we are also passionate about creating a future ready new generation and empowering women through ICT education and awareness given ICT’s crucial role in bridging the gender digital divide and in accelerating the nation’s development. Through introducing the right technology at the right time, to the right place, we also seek to empower the education, health and entertainment sectors as well as professionals, promoting the digital lifestyle to enhance the living standards of the people, transforming the way people work, study, play and entertain themselves.
We also go beyond our core business to empower individuals, organizations and professional bodies, schools, hospitals and institutes, sports and worthy causes through various means. This includes the initiation of humanitarian responses in times of disaster as well as ongoing projects to bring hope to the less fortunate and to be a source of strength for the differently-abled . We engage in these because our heart is for the people and the community, to be a real part of their everyday lives, adding value and making a difference wherever possible.
Today Sri Lanka faces yet another challenge in its history due to the globally spreading COViD-19 pandemic. As a responsible corporate citizen and the national ICT service provider, the SLT Group continues to work tirelessly together with all factions to contain the outbreak.
The Group plays a significant role in supporting the Government’s response to the pandemic, having invested in initiatives exceeding Rs. 350 Mn, in order to enable social distancing, facilitate essential services, support the government in its endeavours, and connect a nation.
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Sri Lanka Telecom is committed to “preserving heritage for tomorrow”, for the benefit of the future generations to ensure long term sustainability of the country’s rich natural and cultural heritage. The SLT 2020 calendar is produced under the sub-theme “Narration of Art”. With this theme SLT wishes re-emphasize the value of art and to project historical background and different artistic methods to the future generations.
2020 : Narration of Art
2019 : Splendors of Water
2018 : Connected Lifestyles of Sri Lanka
2017 : Traditional Rice of Sri Lanka.
2016 : Wild Fruits of Sri Lanka.
2015 : Corals of Sri Lanka.
Past SLT calendars have been produced under themes such as Medicinal Plants, Endemic Birds, Orchids, Fresh Water Fish, Gok Kalawa, Corals of Sri Lanka. and Kolam Masks of Sri Lanka. The 2009 calendar focused on Endemic Butterflies of Sri Lanka. With butterfly species declining the world over due to increased and careless use of pesticides and insecticides, it was deemed that while Sri Lanka's butterfly population is yet not endangered, it would be timely to create awareness of the danger they were in and appreciate the beauty of these amazing insects.
Sri Lanka Telecom continues to facilitate inplant training by providing comprehensive on-the-job training for students from various institutes and universities island-wide at SLT’s premises with state of the art facilities. These programs include practical training programmes that allow for study area rotation in such a way that allows the students to gain exposure to the latest technologies available today. We have been providing training under various fields such as engineering, information technology, marketing, human resources, finance etc.
Continuing with the book donation agenda founded in 2004, in partnership with the Asia Foundation, a series of distribution programmes were conducted in 2013 as well. An important community investment to enhance information, education and English Language skills of students and teachers across the island, the programme which was initiated under the theme “Spreading the wealth of knowledge”, seeks to distribute books and other educational materials to libraries in a range of institutes across the island including schools, universities, vocational institutes as well as other organizations, with an annual distribution of over 100,000 books.
In a bid to bridge the country’s skills gap and attract greater foreign direct investment, SLT strongly supported Sri Lanka’s efforts to showcase the country’s technological and ICT capabilities vis-à-vis a number of high profile forums and exhibitions.
INFOTEL 2007 - 2019
Deyata Kirula 2014
National Law Conference 2013 – Bar Association of Sri Lanka
26th Annual Conference and National APEX Awards
National Engineering Conference – IESL
Awareness through demonstrations of technology and capabilities to the audiences of exhibitions like INFOTEL.
Katukurunda Motor Races
National Olympic Committee – Olympic Day Run, National Olympic Academy Sessions.
Sri Lanka Government Service Sports Meet.
CIM annual events
CIMA Business Leaders’
CNCI Achievers’ Awards
National HR Conference
Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition
Sri Lanka National bibliography 50th Anniversary – National Library and Documentation Services Board
World Postal Day – Department of Posts
Reflections of Sri Lanka – Ministry of Industry and Commerce