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Lalith De Silva to lead Sri Lanka Telecom as its new group CEO

Staff writer | Colombo, Sri Lanka | February 12, 2013
Lalith De SilvaSri Lanka Telecom announces the appointment of Lalith De Silva as the new group chief executive officer, effective February 7, 2013.
A veteran in IT & Telecommunications, Mr. De Silva has held the position of CEO of Mobitel (Pvt) Limited since 2011 and has also functioned as Director/CEO of Mobitel subsequent to Mobitel’s acquisition by SLT in 2002.

He also as served as an Advisor to the Chairman of SLT from 2002 to 2004 and thus possesses a deep knowledge of the group’s operations.

The experienced telecommunications professional brings with him three decades of extensive international private sector experience in telecommunications and other business industries.

His wide-ranging experience has been garnered at IBM in Sri Lanka and Australia and at Saudi Telecom.

In the past he has functioned as an advisor to SLT, a Consultant / Board Director at SriLankan Airlines and a Senior Advisor at Saudi Telecom.

Mr. De Silva also has the distinction of being the Founder Chairman and President/Chairman of the Project Management Institute of the Sri Lankan Chapter from 2004 to 2009.

A graduate in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, he is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Management Consultants, UK.