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SLT celebrates its 160th anniversary by empowering 160 schools

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Sri Lanka Telecom celebrated its 160th anniversary by conducting programs to share knowledge and technology with schools in rural areas, enhance their well-being, and protect the environment.

Since being established in 1857, SLT has been successful in carrying out its social responsibility by connecting people, strengthening social relationships of Sri Lankans, as well as positively contributing to the national economy.

Throughout 2017, SLT celebrated commemorative events across the country by holding a special project named “160 School Development Program” to contribute to the well-being of society. This program was instrumental in establishing infrastructure facilities for information technology and telecommunication facilities in these schools, providing the future generation 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, the ICT lecture comprised of O/L syllabus was also conducted at each school. SLT also provided English books to school libraries with the aim of cultivating the habit of reading among students, especially the books written in English language.

The Sisu-Connect facility was also established, enabling the build up of good communication among parents and children. During the project, the significance of traditional rice, its nutritional values and medicinal benefits were emphasised, health awareness workshops about how traditional rice eating habits can reducing the risk of developing diseases and preserving the environment were also held. Creating awareness for the ‘SLT recycle of CFL bulbs and florescent tube lights’ program to keep mercury out of the environment was the highlight of this program.

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