Sri Lanka Telecom

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Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
Native name
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් පීඑල්සී
Public limited company
Traded as CSESLTL.N0000
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1991 (1991) in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Headquarters Colombo 01, Sri Lanka
Key people
P.G. Kumarasinghe (Chairman / Director)[1] Dileepa Wijesundara (Group Chief Executive Officer)[1]
Products Fixedline Telephone services
Mobile Telephone services
Internet services
IT services
  • IncreaseLKR 65.040 billion (2014)
  • LKR 60.144 billion (2013)[2]
  • DecreaseLKR 5.711 billion (2014)
  • LKR 6.491 billion (2013)[2]
  • IncreaseLKR 6.001 billion (2014)
  • LKR 5.419 billion (2013)[2]
Total assets
  • IncreaseLKR 122.604 billion (2014)
  • LKR 108.047 billion (2013)[2]
Total equity
  • IncreaseLKR 63.900 billion (2014)
  • LKR 59.789 billion (2013)[2]
Owner Government of Sri Lanka (49.50%)
Global Telecommunications Holdings N.V. of Netherlands (44.98%)
Subsidiaries Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd
Sky Network (Pvt) Ltd
SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd
SLT Publications (Pvt) Ltd
SLT VisionCom (Pvt) Ltd
Sri Lanka Technological Campus (Pvt) Ltd
Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd
Slogan One Country. One Voice.

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) is a telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka and one of the country’s largest companies[verification needed] with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 40 billion. The company provides domestic and corporate services which includes Fixed and Wireless Telephony, Internet Access and IT services to Domestic, Public sector & Business sector customer.


Sri Lanka Telecom has a history of over 150 years, having started its operations in 1858 with the establishment of the first Telegraphic Circuit between Galle and Colombo. In the same year it established its first international Telegraph Communication between then called Ceylon, and India. Since then, Sri Lanka Telecom has passed several milestones, including: in 1991 Sri Lanka Telecom became a Corporation and in 1997 the Company was privatised with the collaboration of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange's Milanka Price Index.

In 2008, NTT sold its stake in SLT to Global Telecommunications Holdings N.V. of Netherlands, which currently owns 44.98% stake in Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) whilst 50.50% is owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and the balance shares remain with the general public.

Fixedline network[edit]

Internet Services[edit]


Several Dial-Up packages are provided by SLT according to customer needs.


SLT provides ADSL2+ fixed broadband with speeds exceeding 16Mbit/s under 6 packages which are Light User, Family, SME Business, Business (Heavy User), State Sector & Higher Education

VDSL2 and FTTx[edit]

The company launched its VDSL2 and FTTH/FTTB broadband services on 2014 March 25 and are available in most urban areas in the country within 2 km of an upgraded Telephone Exchange's MSAN Unit.

4G LTE[edit]

Sri Lanka Telecom successfully demonstrated and launched its 4G LTE fixed broadband service at a ceremony held in Ruwanwella, Kegalle in January 2014, with the presence of Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.


Sri Lanka Telecom also provides free and pay as you go WiFi internet access at public places in Colombo and other selected cities in Sri Lanka.

Mobile network[edit]

Main article: Mobitel (Sri Lanka)

Mobitel is a mobile phone network in Sri Lanka. It is wholly owned by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). The network offers services and currently operates GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ and FD-LTE network utilising 2G, 3.5G and 4G technologies. Mobitel offers both prepaid and postpaid mobile services, along with mobile broadband services using the 3.5G network and postpaid mobile services, and mobile broadband services using the 4G network.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Board of Directors". Sri Lanka Telecom. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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