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SLT-MOBITEL secures hat-trick at Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award

Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri (Head of Judging Panel), Priyantha Fernandez (Chief Operating Officer/SLT) , Kiththi Perera (Chief Executive Officer/SLT) Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya (Chairman/Ceylon Chamber of Commerce) at the event
Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri (Head of Judging Panel), Priyantha Fernandez (Chief Operating Officer/SLT) , Kiththi Perera (Chief Executive Officer/SLT) Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya (Chairman/Ceylon Chamber of Commerce) at the event

SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT and Mobile Service Provider was included among the Top Ten Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2020 which was organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently. SLT-MOBITEL also received a Category Award for Economic Contribution and a Sector Award for “Other “Sector.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s premier business chamber and conducts the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award to recognize and reward local corporate entities for efforts made in sustainability and implementation, on new initiatives and improvements to existing activities carried out during the financial year in consideration.

The impact and implications of these initiatives on Environmental, Social, Economic and Compliance factors were evaluated by an eminent multi-disciplinary panel in several stages prior to identifying the winners.

Commenting on the achievements, Kiththi Perera, CEO of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC stated, “As a responsible organisation, SLT-MOBITEL’s growth has followed a sustainability driven strategy, by way of adopting digital solutions wherever possible, and reducing our carbon footprint in the process. At a time when we are on an ambitious drive to bring our customers closer to world-class services and innovative solutions, we are humbled by this recognition of our responsibility as a corporate citizen. These awards continue to uplift us as a group to keep on moving forward with our endeavours, sustainably.”

SLT-MOBITEL received the award for Economic Contribution as a result of initiatives that were conducted towards helping to generate more jobs in the market whilst also facilitating the digital transformation across remote regions of the country. SLT- MOBITEL has been instrumental in supporting the economic and social development of the public through the introduction of rural credit and SME and micro-finance programs which were designed to uplift rural economies.

The company was also recognized under the ‘Sector Based Sustainability Champions’ category, where entities that have displayed best sustainability performance in the sectors these corporates represent are rewarded.

The Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award gives participants the opportunity to highlight innovative approaches that has been carried out within their organisations and wit their clients.