SLT-Mobitel powers New Generation Awards 2021 celebrating unsung contribution of Sri Lankan youth

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SLT-Mobitel, the national ICT, telecommunications and mobile services provider, has come forth to support the ‘New Generation Awards 2021’, designed to celebrate the achievements and unsung contribution of Sri Lankan youth. 

The Awards held for the second consecutive year is organised by the new generation chapter of Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with the National Youth Services Council (NYSC). The theme for this year’s awards is ‘Arise Shine’, with the ceremony scheduled to take place at the Galadari Hotel. 

The Awards aim to showcase extraordinary young leadership within the age group of 16 to 30 years who have positively contributed to communities, the nation and the world at large in fields such as careers, entrepreneurship, sports, social service, innovation, talents, arts, creative science, social media, etc.

SLT-Mobitel recognises that youth account for over 23% of Sri Lanka’s population and are the future of this nation. Youth are also key drivers in social entrepreneurship and development. Empowering these members of society by capacity building and providing an enhanced voice contributes to the nation’s sustainable development process and growth. 

As the national ICT provider, SLT-Mobitel identifies the importance of enabling youth to take leadership roles and maximising youth participation in catapulting Sri Lanka towards a digital era. 

Physical and online interviews for short-listed nominees are currently ongoing and provides these youth the opportunity to explain their expectations and visions, enabling the judges to understand their unique stories.  The panel of judges for this year’s awards, chaired by National Youth Service Council Chairman Damitha Wickaramasinghe, also includes esteemed members Triad Advertising Ltd. and national TV channel Derana Managing Director Varuni Amunugama Fernando, Hemas Holdings PLC Group CEO/Executive Director Kasturi Chelleraja Wilson, CIMA Sri Lanka Country Manager Zahara Ansary, University of Kelaniya Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies Department of Marketing Management Senior Lecturer Ravi Dissanayake, University of Colombo Director – CERIPA and Acting Director – CUCEC (Prof.) Dr. Suranga Silva, and Marketer, Innovator and Entrepreneur Yasas Hewage.