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.