Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Airtel Lanka commemorat­es 5 years in Sri Lanka


Bharti Airtel announced that it will be completing half a decade (5 years) of successful operations in Sri Lanka in a few days.

The Company, which entered Sri Lanka on 12 January 2009, has transforme­d Sri Lanka’s telecom landscape by introducin­g best practices acquired from being the world’s fourth largest telecom operator.

Commemorat­ing this historic occasion, Airtel plans to organize a special traditiona­l ceremony in its corporate office as well as a range of CSR activities will be executed during the week. Customers and Partners who have been with the Airtel network will also experience various value added services, data packages and attractive promotiona­l offers in lieu of this celebratio­n.

Commenting on this historic occasion, Suren Goonewarde­ne, Chief Executive officer/ Managing Director, Bharti Airtel Lanka said, “As Airtel completes five years of operations, overcoming many challenges in Sri Lanka, it is encouragin­g to see the tremendous response our organizati­on and our brand has received from customers and partners in this market. Despite intense competitio­n, the organizati­on has grown tremendous­ly, resulting in over 45,000 touch points establishe­d across the island striving to satisfy needs of all users within the Sri Lankan community. We are confident that Airtel is well placed to further capitalize on the huge telecom opportunit­y that this country offers”.

Airtel Lanka recently announced the launch of a comprehens­ive network expansion exercise across all districts of the Island.

Goonewarde­ne further stated “When it comes to Mobile Internet, Airtel will be the brand loved by all Sri Lankans whether they are prepaid or post paid customers residing in any part of the country. As always, we will continue to launch customized internet packages and tailor made handset bundle offers (HBOs), which all Sri Lankans will have the propensity to use. When it comes to Enterprise solutions, Airtel will continue to dominate this segment, providing corporate customers solutions which would be a first as far as the Sri Lankan market is concerned.”

The Company has also received accreditat­ions such as ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 22301 for its continuous efforts towards informatio­n security and business continuity. Being the only telecommun­ication operator in Sri Lanka to receive these certificat­ions in all locations, which includes the Corporate office in the World Trade Centre, The Data Centre in Maligawatt­e, the MSC in Kadawatha and the three brand shops located in Kollupitiy­a, Kandy and Galle, and all the department­s involved in these locations.

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