September 18th 2019 (Colombo)
(L-R) Gimali Soysa, Senior Manager - Fintech, Dr. Nushad Perera, Chief Digital Services Officer - Dialog Axiata PLC, Suresh Dadlani, President - ControlCase International Pvt Ltd., Sonali Nonis, Assistant Manager - Quality Systems and Process Management – Dialog Axiata PLC and Timal Jayamanne, Head of Business Development in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Singapore and Thailand – - ControlCase International Pvt Ltd.
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider has become the first and only telecommunications provider in the country to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the 3 rd consecutive year, for the revolutionary mobile payment application; Genie. PCI DSS ensures the security of cardholder data for credit/debit cards from major card schemes by preventing frauds and data breaches. This is achieved by enforcing leading security controls over the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data.
September 6th, 2019 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, introduced “Dialog Power Plan” - a range of mobile postpaid plans specifically designed to fully empower the subscriber with the best voice, messaging, internet and video experience, while guaranteeing complete peace of mind and an unparalleled range of exclusive benefits.
In today’s fast paced and demanding lifestyle, maintaining uninterrupted and hassle-free mobile connectivity is a necessity for individuals who are always on-the-go, be it students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, or corporate executives. The newly introduced Dialog Power Plans now take care of the communication needs of the dynamic Sri Lankan individual, covering the entire month without running out of talk time, SMS or data and without having to reload at inconvenient times, while maintaining transparency and control.
September 3rd 2019 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, held an exciting holiday camp for 100 children of its valued customers at Waters Edge. Dialog kids gain tremendously from the “Kids can Code” programme which is an ongoing initiative by SLASSCOM, of which Dialog is an active member. This kids camp forms part of the series of such programmes conducted in association with partners such as SLASSCOM and Modern Learning Studio.
August 30th, 2019 (Colombo)
Left to Right: Shameel Bishri, Head of Marketing at Dialog Axiata PLC, Ayomal Gunasekera, Head of Device Business at Dialog Axiata PLC, Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC, Kevin YOU – Managing Director at Samsung Sri Lanka, YK Hwang, Senior Professional, Mobile Business at Samsung Sri Lanka, Shantha Fernando, General Manager/ Head of Mobile Business at Samsung Sri Lanka and Dr. Rainer Deutschmann, Group Chief Operating Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, unveiled the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10|10+ for the first time in Sri Lanka, at an exclusive event on 28th August 2019 at the Dialog Iconic, Sri Lanka’s premier tech flagship store, for its Club Vision and Enterprise customers. Exclusive invitees were given the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the device at the experience zone and enjoy raffle draws, where many valuable gifts were given away and a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was gifted to one lucky customer. Pre-order customers also got to take home their devices, ahead of the commercial launch. Additionally, for Club Vision members that purchased the device, a Galaxy Watch Active device, worth Rs.44,000 was gifted.
August 27th 2019 (Colombo)
(L-R) PG Akash Kavinda Palandagama (6th place), Yasas Sachintha Warnakulasuriya (5th place), Aadil Fazzal (4th place), Madhusha Sampath Bandara Thennakoon (3rd place), Sandaru Samod Keeragala (1st place), Zihar Zuhair – Head of Content Acquisition and Channel Management, Dialog Axiata PLC, Anuranga Ariyadasa (2nd place), Hasitha Subodha Wimalasiri (7th place), Singhapurage Heshanka (8th place), Hashain Madusha Wijerathna (9th Place) and M Pasan Nirmana (10th place).
Dialog Gaming by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, held the highly anticipated grand finale of season 3 of the Game Hero Tournament for Super Jones, which offered the biggest prize pool for any mobile gaming competition in Sri Lanka with a total cash prize of Rs. 3 million.
August 23rd, 2019 (Colombo)
Genie, Sri Lanka’s first and only PCI-DSS certified mobile payment app by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has partnered ikman.lk, the largest online marketplace in Sri Lanka to allow shoppers a new and hassle-free method of paying for their purchases.
August 21st 2019 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC partnered Hutchison Telecommunications (Hutch) to onboard Hutch subscribers to Dialog’s ground-breaking ‘Govi Mithuru’ platform (‘Uzhavar Thozhan’ in Tamil), Sri Lanka’s first and largest mAgri service. Govi Mithuru, in line with ‘Sri Lanka E-agriculture Strategy’, espoused by Department of Agriculture, aims to contribute towards the achievement of the country’s agricultural vision and development objectives through technology.
August 16th, 2019 (Colombo)
Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and only network to support both 4G VoLTE and VoWiFi capabilities in Sri Lanka, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced pre-orders for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ smartphones; which will be available at selected Dialog Customer Experience Centres. Dialog’s offering of both 4G VoLTE and VoWiFi capabilities are the ultimate accompaniment to the latest Samsung Galaxy Note range to deliver superior call and video-call quality.
8th August 2019. Colombo.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced its consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30th June 2019. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the “Company”) and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the “Group”).
The Group ended the 1st Half of 2019 on a strong note, continuing its growth momentum across Mobile, Fixed Line, Digital Pay Television and Tele-infrastructure businesses to record a consolidated revenue of Rs58.1Bn, demonstrating a growth of 10% Year-to-Date (“YTD”) while Group Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (“EBITDA”) grew 11% YTD to reach Rs23.1Bn. The adoption of SLFRS 16, ‘Leases’ with effect from 1 January 2019, translated to an EBITDA upliftment of Rs1.3Bn which is a 2.2pp increase in the EBITDA Margin which was recorded at 39.8% for 1H 2019.
August 7th, 2019 (Colombo)
The group of children who participated in the programme, together with the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo team, Dialog Foundation’s Rally to Care team, and representatives from the Catholic Church.
In an effort to inspire and revive the dreams of the children affected by the tragic incidents in Kochchikade which occurred on Easter Sunday, Rally to Care initiative by Dialog Foundation and the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo launched a unique programme, where more than 70 affected children were brought together for a day of fun activities and entertainment, at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. Also present at the event were popular musicians and representatives from the Catholic Church who all contributed towards this cause.