Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd.
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. (SLTL) is one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable blue chip companies with a market capitalisation which, as at 31st December 2016 topped Rs.65 billion. Sri Lanka Telecom is the national ICT solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in the country. The two main shareholders of Sri Lanka Telecom as at year end were the Government of Sri Lanka which held 49.5% through the Secretary to the Treasury and Global Telecommunication Holdings N.V. of Curacao, which owned a 44.98% stake. The balance shares are publicly traded. The Company has been awarded a National Long Term Rating of AAA (lka) and a B+ rating on Local and Foreign Currency by Fitch Ratings, followed by B+ Local and Foreign Currency credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s.
The SLT Group has a customer base of over 7.5 million including multinational corporations, large and small corporate, public sector, retail and domestic customers. The SLT Group provides a full range of ICT facilities and services in the areas of voice, data, broadband, wholesale, enterprise, TV and mobile services.
One of the key strategic objectives of the SLT Group is to drive broadband-based consumer and enterprise services by expanding the broadband footprint via ‘Next Generation Network’ and ‘National Backbone Network’ and Next generation access of ADSL2+, VDSL2, optical fibre, carrier-grade Wi-Fi and both fixed and mobile 4G LTE technologies. The Group’s total integrated solution portfolio includes voice, networking, data hosting, managed services, cloud computing services and mobile based consumer and enterprise solutions provided through its fully owned subsidiary, Mobitel via its 2.5G/3.5G/4G LTE networks.
SLT aims to be a key regional player by providing Global Services through major investments in multiple international submarine cable systems such as SEA-ME-WE 5, SEA-ME-WE 4, SEA-ME-WE 3, Bharat-Lanka submarine cable system and Dhiraagu-SLT submarine cable system.
|Based in||Sri Lanka (Democratic Socialist Republic of)|
|Domains||Mobile ; Internet|
|ITU Global Directory||Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd.|
|Group Chief Executive Officer |
|Mr Dileepa Wijesundera |
Mr Dileepa Wijesundera is an engineer with extensive experience in project logistics, profitability and restructuring both at private and Government institutions. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Management from the Loughborough University (UK). He has held leadership positions in several prestigious organisations including Head of Emirates Sky Cargo, Canada, Senior Vice-President – Qatar Airways, Chairman – Sri Lanka Ports Authority amongst others. Mr Wijesundera assumed duties as the Group CEO of SLT on 9 March 2015.