Dialog Axiata Claims Top Honours at e-Swabhimani Awards 2021
March 23rd, 2023 Colombo
Photographed from left to right: Nuwan Jayasinghe, Specialist - Social Innovation, Dialog Axiata PLC, Hadhil Nasly, Senior Executive - Digital Inclusion, Dialog Axiata PLC, Ishani Gamage, Specialist - Social Innovation, Dialog Axiata PLC, Asanga Priyadarashana, Group Chief of Risk and Compliance, Dialog Axiata PLC, Iyngararaj Jeyarajasingham, Assistant Manager - Social Innovation, Dialog Axiata PLC, Tharusha Wanigasekera, Assistant Manager - Innovation for Sustainability, Dialog Axiata PLC, and Mudith Jayasekara, Product Manager – AgriTech, Dialog Axiata PLC
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, was recognised at the prestigious e-Swabhimani Awards 2021, for its outstanding digital inclusion and community investment initiatives, including Sayuru, Yeheli, and Saru for their contribution to inclusion, empowerment, and environmental sustainability.
The e-Swabhimani Awards, organised by the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka, recognise outstanding digital initiatives across a range of industries that have made a significant impact on society. Sayuru, a free, trilingual weather and warning SMS service for day-boat fishermen, was awarded as the winner in the Inclusion and Empowerment category. Yeheli, an anonymous, free and trilingual platform that connects users with expert advice in the categories of medical health, mental health & well-being, and legal, was awarded the joint winner in the Health & Well-being category. Saru, a Precision Automated Agriculture Automation Solution designed to enhance crop quality, was awarded the joint winner in the Environment & Green Energy category. The panel of judges meticulously evaluated Dialog's digital inclusion products, assessing various aspects including their product objectives, user impact, uniqueness, innovativeness, target audience, promotional strategies, usage statistics, and guidelines for product use.
Commenting on the achievement, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC said, "We are honoured to receive e-Swabhimani Awards for our digital inclusion and community investment initiatives. Dialog has always been committed to leveraging technology to create a positive impact on society. These awards are a testament to our efforts in driving digital inclusion and promoting sustainability."
Dialog Axiata PLC continues to pioneer digital inclusion and community investment initiatives that make a meaningful impact on society. Sayuru, Yeheli, and Saru are just a few examples of Dialog's commitment to leveraging technology for social good. More information on Dialog’s sustainability efforts can be accessed via https://dialog.lk/sustainability