Hanging Up

The Welikada prison’s 7000 inmates will stay-put, with Sri Lanka telecom hanging up on its call centre project. The Welikada prison’s 7000 inmates will stay-put, with Sri Lanka telecom hanging up on its call centre project. Chief Executive Shuhei Anan told shareholders on Monday that the telco giant would abandon its Telecom City project to focus on its “telecom oriented” business.

Anan in his statement to shareholders said “the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd., having reviewed the Telecom City Project” had “decided to abandon this project in order to strengthen the focus on telecom oriented business.”

Anan added that the Board of Investment approved fully owned subsidiary, currently in initial stages of construction would be wound up shortly.

A brain child of former Chairman Thilanga Sumathipala, the Telecom City was to offer call centre operations, data storage and management services, communications hubs and vendor businesses.

SLT hyped up the Telecom City project to be “a single venue Data Centre, ICT facilitator and Call Centre to provide the latest communications technology