Doctorate for Lanka Bell’s Managing Director Prasad Samarasinghe

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Managing Director of Lanka Bell Ltd. Prasad Samarasinghe was last week conferred with a Doctorate in Telecommunications by the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Dr. Samarasinghe holds a B.Sc. (Eng) Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications with First Class Honors and a M.Sc. in Engineering, both from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. A member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), he also has a Licentiate (Parts I and II) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with the island’s best results in Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics, Statistics and Data Processing. Dr. Samarasinghe is also Managing Director of Telecom Frontier Ltd. and Bell Solutions Ltd., both of which are subsidiaries of Lanka Bell. Lanka Bell is a world class telecommunications operator which provides a full range of telecommunication solutions to its vast clientele of corporate and residential customers across Sri Lanka. With a robust and modern digital network, it specialises in internet, data and voice services. Lanka Bell is also the landing partner for the FLAG submarine cable network in Sri Lanka. With an investment of Rs. 3 billion, Lanka Bell owns and operates the totally independent Cable Landing Station thus providing truly diverse international data and voice solutions be it Internet, IPLCs (International private leased circuit), Global MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching), IDD (International Direct Dialing) or any other international voice service. During a long and illustrious career Dr. Samarasinghe has been able to overcome complex business challenges and make high-stakes decisions using   experience-backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity. His ability to cultivate strategic alliances and partnerships with government officials and foreign investors has made him respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability. Dr. Samarasinghe has a proven record of strategic leadership, direction and planning for large organisations and is highly experienced in seizing opportunities, building operations, leading successful new business development initiatives and ventures. He is gifted with the vision, determination and skills needed for high level revenue building strategies and tactics.