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SLT-MOBITEL, CSSL Platinum sponsors of National Information Technology Conference

Prabath Wickramaratne Past President of CSSL, Damith Hettihewa, President of CSSL, Indika Amarasuriya, Head of Brand Marketing at Mobitel
Prabath Wickramaratne Past President of CSSL, Damith Hettihewa, President of CSSL, Indika Amarasuriya, Head of Brand Marketing at Mobitel

SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider has joined hands with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as the Platinum Sponsor of the 39th National Information Technology Conference (NITC) 2021.

NITC is one of the most respected and anticipated ICT events in Sri Lanka and in the region. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, this year’s conference will be held as a virtual conference on October 12 and 13.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Development Co-ordination and Monitoring, State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa will grace the conference inauguration and CSSL National ICT Awards on October 12 from 9.00 am as the Chief Guest. Secretary to the Ministry of Technology, Jayantha De Silva will be the Guest of Honor and the inauguration Keynote Speaker.

CSSL President Damith Hettihewa welcomed the SLT-MOBITEL platinum partnership as a great contribution towards supporting the efforts of CSSL which is advocating acceleration of digital transformation of the country to leverage Industry 4.0 opportunities for Sri Lanka to become a wealthy nation.

“Our country needs to accelerate policy formation, legal enactments and research & design to adopt cutting edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things (IOT), Robotic Process Automation and Integration, Big Data and real time analytics, Cloud Computing, and Blockchain in the vital sectors of the economy,” Damith stated.

Speaking about the Platinum Partnership, SLT Group CEO Lalith Seneviratne said “SLT-MOBITEL provides a range of ICT facilities including voice, data, broadband, wholesale, enterprise, cloud, international, and IPTV. Further, SLT-MOBITEL has laid the largest fibre optic-based nation-wide telecommunication backbone network which is a veritable asset in propelling the country’s development to the next level. The group’s efforts to expand the broadband footprint are supplemented by an array of technologies including carrier-grade Wi-Fi, and both fixed and mobile 4G LTE technologies. Preparing Sri Lanka to embrace the latest technology, SLT-MOBITEL successfully showcased the deployment of 5G over a Mobile Network achieving record speeds.”


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