Tele Chief

Feb 12, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Telecom said Lalith de Silva, who headed its cellular unit has taken over as the new group chief executive from February 07. He will oversee SLT units other than Mobitel.

De Silva said SLT would continue roll out communications technology to benefit customers.

“I hope to build and add value to the good work that the former CEO of SLT started and I am cognizant of the extremely dynamic and experienced team SLT possesses,” De Silva said in a statement.

“We will work together to consolidate the SLT Group’s premier position in Sri Lanka.”

De Silva was chief executive of Mobitel from 2011 and had been advisor to chairman of SLT from 2002 to 2004.

The company said he had been at IBM in Sri Lanka and Australia and at Saudi Telecom and been a advisor to Sri Lanka. He is a graduate in electronic and telecommunications engineering and a Fellow member of the Institute of Management Consultants, UK.