SLT achieves ISO certifications for information security, biz continuity management systems

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From left: SLT General Manager/Information Security and Quality ManagementSanjikaWijesundara, SLT Deputy Chief Innovation and Culture Officer SisiraPiyaratne, SLT Chief Innovation and Culture OfficerP.W. Sarath, SLT Chief Operating Officer Priyantha Fernandez, SLTChief Executive Officer Kiththi Perera, SLTChairman Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Bureau Veritas Lanka General ManagerShan Nanayakkara, Bureau Veritas Lanka Manager – Sales and Marketing Gayan Balachandra, Bureau Veritas Lanka Lead Auditor Ahmed Fawzan, SLT General Manager – Operations SupportIndika Gunawardene and SLT Engineer – Business Continuity Sudarsha Jayawardene


  • Re-certification of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for information security management system
  • SLT is the first national telco in Sri Lanka to be awarded the ISO 22301:2012 certification for business continuity management system



Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider was proud to announce the achievement of two certifications from the world renowned certification body, Bureau Veritas. 

The company achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System and the ISO 22301:2012 certification for its business continuity management system. SLT is the first national telco in the country to attain this business continuity certification ISO 22301:2012.

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information by including people, processes and IT systems so that this informationremains secure. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system to ensure that ample information security controls and other forms of risk management are in place to preserve confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets of the company and its clients.

SLT first achieved BS 7799 certification for its Information Security Management System back in the year 2006. It was then the first Company incorporated in Sri Lanka to achieve this security standard as well as to be listed in the prestigious ISMS Registry since 2006. Thereafter, SLT has continuously maintained its certification upto now.

This is the latest re-certification received, following an audit conducted by Bureau Veritas Lanka August 2018. As the national ICT solutions provider to the nation, SLT’s fully fledged ICT infrastructure and network that spans all corners of the countryplayed an influential role in the company achieving this certification. The scope of the certification spans the company’s data centres, network operation centres, power and AC operations, service fulfilment, IPTV operations, ISP operations, the entire IT operations as well as logistics. 

SLTis responsible for handling business critical information pertaining to a substantial client base comprising large multinational corporations, large and small corporate, public sector as well as retail organisations. As such, SLT continues to be extremely vigilant and fervent with regards to its responsibility to its clients in terms of ensuring the security of their business critical information. 

Witha separate group headed by a chief officer having been dedicated exclusively tolook into information security the company boasts of a dedicated, committed as well as highly qualified and experienced team of employees who are committed to and take responsibility for ensuring the security of the business critical information of business clients seriously. This certification is a guarantee to SLT’s clients and business partners of the company’s employment of world-class mechanisms and standards to ensure that its obligation and duty to its valuable clients are fulfilled without any security breaches.

Furthermore, SLT has also revealed its plans to extend its service portfolio to include information security consultations to other corporates in the near future.

SLT received the 22301:2012 certification for its business continuity management system applicable to its commercial network and infrastructure. This certification re-affirms to the clients of the company of SLT’s readiness to maintain optimum services even during times of natural disasters, man-made disasters or any other disruptive events. Therefore, SLT’s customers are guaranteed of not just uninterrupted services, but uninterrupted optimum services, irrespective of the environment, climatic conditions or situations in the country. 

With regardto the certifications achieved by SLT, Bureau Veritas Lanka Ltd. General Manager Shan Nanayakkara commented: “It is a privilege for us to be a certification partner with SLT, the leading ICT solutions provider to the nation. Through the audit that was conducted, we were fully satisfied that SLT’s management systems with regards to information security as well as business continuity were on par with international standards. The professionalism and expertise of their staff were also evident in the response and support that we received from them during the audit that was conducted.”

SLT Group Chairman P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena giving his comments on the new certifications achieved by SLT said: “This is good news for all corporates who choose to partner with SLT. With the acquisition of these key certifications, we guarantee them of the security of their business critical information even more than ever before. Further, the guarantee of uninterrupted optimum services 365 days a year is another incentive for other corporates to come on board with SLT as their partner. We also have plans to extend these certifications to the rest of the SLT Group, including SLT Mobitel in the near future.”