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Lalith Seneviratne, new Group CEO, SLT

Sri Lanka’s state-owned telecommunication provider, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) has announced the appointment of a Group Chief Executive Officer two years after the former CEO Dileepa Wijesundera left the Group.

In a market disclosure, the SLT announced that the Board of Directors have appointed Lalith Mohan Seneviratne, as the Group Chief Executive Officer effective from May 1, 2020.

Accordingly Seneviratne who currently severs on the Board of SLT as an Independent Non - Executive Director will be re-designated as an Executive Director of SLT.

Seneviratne is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, UK. He ‘has over thirty-five years’ experience in the corporate field, primarily with Motorola Corporation. He pursued a career in telecommunications starting in 1982 at the then Sri Lanka Telecommunications Department (present day SLT). In 1988, he was appointed the head of engineering of Celltel, setting up South Asia’s first mobile telephone network. In 1990 Seneviratne accepted a position with Motorola Corporation and moved to Singapore on a regional role. During this period he developed Motorola’s relationship with SLT that enabled SLT to provide telephone service to remote areas including restoring the telephone service to Jaffna in 1996.

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