Dialog’s Karuna.lk Recognised as the National “Best Tech For Good” at the SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards
June 26th, 2023 Colombo
Photographed left to right: Iyngararaj Jeyarajasingham, Assistant Manager - Group Sustainability, Dialog Axiata PLC, Asanga Priyadarshana, Group Chief of Risk and Compliance, Dialog Axiata PLC, Gayandi Rambukwella, Assistant Brand Manager, Brand and Media, Group Marketing, Dialog Axiata PLC and Pasindu De Silva, Senior Biz Lead, IdeaMart, Dialog Axiata PLC
In recognition of its exceptional ability to leverage technology for good, Karuna.lk powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, was accorded the National Award for ‘Best TECH FOR GOOD Software Innovation or Product’ at the SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2023.
Karuna.lk, the first cause-verified crowdfunding platform in Sri Lanka, was recognised for its remarkable contribution towards leveraging technology for social impact. Connecting donors to those in-need, this timely and relevant platform aims to empower and enrich Sri Lankan lives through social stewardship backed by a trusted and secure fundraising engine operating at the highest level of governance. Since its launch in October 2022, the platform has supported 116 initiatives facilitated by 107 charities, of which 30% have been related to healthcare and another 30% attributed to promoting education. The platform ensures complete transparency by providing donors with visibility into the movement of funds to beneficiaries, along with access to a multitude of social causes spanning a wide range of categories, including Healthcare, Community, Education, Emergency, Environment, Sports, Cancer, Animal Welfare, and Volunteering. The Karuna.lk platform was acclaimed for its Accessibility, Convenience, Transparency and Accountability.
"We are thrilled to receive these prestigious awards recognising Karuna.lk's impact in the field of TECH FOR GOOD Software Innovation or Product," said Asanga Priyadarshana, Group Chief of Risk and Compliance of Dialog Axiata PLC. "We are grateful to the generous community of donors and organisations who have embraced Karuna.lk and are honoured to play a pivotal role in fostering positive change within our society. This crowdfunding platform showcases the power of collaboration and innovation, and exemplifies our commitment to leveraging technology for social good.”
"Dialog's Karuna.lk platform has truly demonstrated its commitment to leveraging technology for social good, and we are delighted to recognize it as the National 'Best Tech For Good' Software Innovation or Product at the SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2023. This recognition reflects the platform's exceptional contribution in leveraging technology for social impact, connecting donors to those in need and supporting numerous initiatives." - Ashique M Ali, Chairman of SLASSCOM
The SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2023 celebrates and acknowledges outstanding technological innovations that address societal challenges and foster sustainable development. This recognition of Dialog's Karuna.lk platform epitomizes its unwavering dedication towards utilising the power of technology to promote social welfare, as espoused in its purpose of empowering and enriching Sri Lankan lives and enterprises.