Business and Economics
Sri Lanka’s Gevin Linden and three others win big at World Muay Thai Championship 2022

Sri Lankan Gevin Linden won the World Championship and three of his fellow fighters from won medals at the World Muay Thai Championship 2022 organised by the International Muay Thai Organisation held in Jawa Barat, Indonesia from 8th to 11th December 2022. The event which consisted of Pro and Semi-Pro categories witnessed the participation of fighters from many countries.

22-year-old Gevin Linden won the World Championship in the 81kg weight in the Professional category beating his Indian opponent. Coached by Vimukthi Abeynayake of Vanquish Muay Thai and Fitness in Colombo, Gevin is the current WBC Sri Lanka Heavyweight Champion for 2022. 20-year-old Achintha Rukshan won the Silver Medal in the 86kg-90kg weight in the Professional category while Omidu Methwin Karunathilake (age 11) won the Gold Medal in the 10-13 year age group and 30kg-33kg weight Semi-Pro category beating his Indonesian opponent

Airtel Sri Lanka rewards daily recharge customers with mobile phones

Sri Lanka’s fastest growing telco, Airtel Sri Lanka announced the launch of 'Airtel Smartphone Bonanza', providing customers a chance to win a cool smartphone worth Rs. 50,000 every day until 31st December 2022. The promotion was formulated with the intent of supporting customers at a time when importation of smartphone devices have reached a virtual standstill. Every Airtel customer who recharges over Rs. 300 on a daily basis will be eligible for the lucky draw, with winners being picked daily at random electronically from a pool of eligible customers the following day.

“Airtel Sri Lanka is focused on seeking out every opportunity to deliver maximum value to our customers. Especially given the economic hardships that many are facing, our response has been to bolster our network, re-design our products, and realign our entire business in order to place ever more value in the hands of our users.

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SLT-MOBITEL inks deal with ORCL facilitates fibre solutions at World Trade Centre

SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider signed an agreement with Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC (ORCL) to facilitate SLT-MOBITEL Fibre solutions and strengthen the building’s ICT infrastructure optimised with new age technologies.

SLT Chief Executive Officer Janaka Abeysinghe and Pravir Samarasinghe, Director and Group CEO of Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC, signed the agreement to commence work while senior officials from SLT-MOBITEL and WTC witnessed the endorsement.

As the initial phase of the project, SLT-MOBITEL will provide Fibre connectivity to over 65 units located at the lower block of the World Trade Centre, Colombo, enabling building management to activate state-of-the-art SLT- MOBITEL fibre solutions.

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC Director and Group CEO Pravir Samarasinghe said, “As the most sought-after business address in Sri Lanka with the largest B2B network under one roof it is vital to work with a reliable ICT solutions provider. Giving the opportunity fortenants to access comprehensive fibre and ICT solutions with unmatched and future oriented service capabilities, we are very pleased to work with SLT-MOBITEL the pioneering ICT solutions provider in Sri Lanka.”

SLT Chief Executive Officer Janaka Abeysinghe stated, “SLT-MOBITEL has the services, technology, and operational expertise to successfully implement state-of-the-art futuristic ICT and fibre solutions. WTC Management has recognised our capabilities and partnered with us to deliver a purpose-built, SLT- MOBITEL total fibre solution, delivering a premium experience for all tenants.”

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