Sri Lanka Telecom

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් පීඑල්සී Shri Lanka Telikom Pi-El-Si) is the national telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka and one of the country’s largest companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 40 billion. The company provides domestic and corporate services which include fixed and wireless telephony, Internet access and IT services to domestic, public and business sector customers.

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
Native name
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් පීඑල්සී
ஸ்ரீலங்கா டெலிகொம் பிஎல்சி
Public limited company
Traded asCSE: SLTL.N0000
Founded1991 (1991) in Colombo, Sri Lanka
HeadquartersColombo 01, Sri Lanka
Key people
P.G. Kumarasinghe (Chairman / Director)[1] Kiththi Perera (Chief Executive Officer)[1]
ProductsFixedline Telephone services
Mobile Telephone services
Internet services with dedicated speed link, ADSL and FTTx
IT services
  • LKR 68.022 billion (2015)
  • LKR 65.040 billion (2014)[2]
  • LKR 6.789 billion (2015)
  • LKR 5.711 billion (2014)[2]
  • LKR 3.724 billion (2015)
  • LKR 6.001 billion (2014)[2]
Total assets
  • LKR 126.545 billion (2015)
  • LKR 122.604 billion (2014)[2]
Total equity
  • LKR 65.240 billion (2015)
  • LKR 63.900 billion (2014)[2]
OwnerGovernment of Sri Lanka (49.50%)
Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (44.98%)
SubsidiarieseChannelling PLC (87.59%)
Galle Submarine Cable Depot (Pvt) Ltd (40%)
Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd (100%)
Sky Network (Pvt) Ltd (99.94%)
SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd (100%)
SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd (100%)
SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd (100%)
SLT VisionCom (Pvt) Ltd (100%)
SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd (100%)
Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd (99.99%)


SriLanka 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

Internet Services


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


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

VDSL2 and FTTx

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.


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

Mobitel — a mobile phone network in Sri Lanka — is wholly owned by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). The network offers mobiles services and currently operates GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ and FD-LTE network utilizing 2G, 3.5G and 4G technologies. The company offers both prepaid and postpaid mobile services.

See also


  1. "Board of Directors". Sri Lanka Telecom.
  2. "Sri Lanka Telecom PLC - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
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