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SLT wins CSR Leadership Award for Community Development at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards

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SLT Deputy General Managers Nilanthi Jayakody and Asitha Jayasekara receiving the award from Science, Technology and Research Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe 



Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country, won the CSR Leadership Award for Community Development at the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2019 awards ceremony, held at Taj Samudra, Colombo recently.

The CSR Leadership Awards recognise corporate entities and individuals that have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them, through their involvement in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs that respect communities, the environment and people.

This award distinguishes SLT for having a distinctive identity for its long-term community development aligned with the CSR initiatives, which are essentially connected to the triple bottom line, i.e. social, economic and environment concerns. Here, the company was mainly recognised for the CSR project “160 School Development Program” which SLT conducted, contributing to the progress of society. 

This program was instrumental in establishing infrastructure facilities for information technology and telecommunication facilities in schools, providing the future generations with the opportunity to engage in their studies hand in hand with modern technology. Facilities provided under this project included a free Broadband Connection – LTE or ADSL (wired), a Web Family Plus package with a 12-month rental free offer, and a free Wi-Fi router, as ICT infrastructure facilities. In addition, ICT lectures comprised of the O/L syllabus were also conducted at each school.

The Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards are aimed at recognising organisations across the island that have demonstrated excellence in building a corporate brand to become an employer of choice, while Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards are the highest recognition of corporate organisations that have a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them.

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