Ratnapura, September 2nd, 2018

Hon. Duminda Dissanayake - Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management and Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC, unveiling the plaque in Eheliyagoda, signifying the completion of 25 houses under the Senehe Siyapatha 2017 initiative whilst (L-R) Malani Lokupothagama, District Secretary/GA – Rathnapura, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence and Siripala Kiriella, Co-Chairman, Eheliyagoda Divisional Coordinating Committee looks on.

Hon. Duminda Dissanayake - Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management ceremoniously cutting the ribbon of a house in the presence of Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence and Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC.

The Senehe Siyapatha initiative, spearheaded by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, recently saw the completion 25 houses in Eheliyagoda, Ratnapura district. The house keys were ceremoniously handed over to 25 home owners in the presence of Hon. Duminda Dissanayake - Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management and Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence, on 28th August, 2018 in Eheliyagoda, Ratnapura district.

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July 11th, 2018 (Colombo)

Increasing participation through awareness sessions to reach female entrepreneurs at the Good Market. Seated (L-R) Ms. Janitha Senanayake Stephen, WCIC Administrative Secretary, Ms. Janaki Perera, WCIC Board Member, Ms. Buddhika Amadini Kuruppu, Event Coordinator, Good Market. Standing from Left: Ms. Renuka Fernando, WCIC Board Member/WEA Project Co- Chair, Ms. Chathuri Ranasinghe, WCIC Chairperson and Ms. Anishka Ranabahu, Manager – Corporate Communications, Dialog Axiata PLC.

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, partners the Women's Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) to power the 10th installation of the 'Women Entrepreneur of the Year'. WCIC is a non-profit organisation instrumental in channelling change and providing a platform for Sri Lankan women to become successful entrepreneurs.

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August 15th, 2018 (Colombo)

Unveiling the coveted trophy for the AVC 1st Men's Challenge Cup. (L-R) Navin Pieris - Head of Broadband and Fixed Telecommunications, Dialog Axiata PLC, Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC, Hon. Faiszer Musthapha - Minister of Sports and Provincial Councils and Local Government, Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – Minister of Power and Renewable Energy & President, Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and A.S Nalaka - General Secretary, Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation.

The 2018 edition of the AVC 1st Men's Challenge Cup is powered by Ultra High Speed, Dialog 4G Home Broadband as the principal sponsor, and will be held at the Sugathadasa International Stadium in Colombo, in September. The tourney will be the first time Sri Lanka will host an Asian volleyball championship.

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August 16th, 2018 (Colombo)

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ceremoniously opens the new home Dialog Ranaviru Real Star, Gunner Sampath Sri Palansuriya and wife received, whilst Hon. Ruwan Wijewardhana, State Minister of Defence and Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC looks on.

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic presenting the Dialog Ranaviru Real Star, Gunner Sampath Sri Palansuriya with a letter of ownership to a house, whilst (L-R) Hon. Ruwan Wijewardhana, State Minister of Defence, Sunil Samaraweera – Secretary, State Ministry of Defence, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC and Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC looks on.

The awarding of a new home to the winner of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V powered by Dialog, an aesthetic mission directed by the Ministry of Defence for the war heroes of the Tri-forces, was held under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe Minister of Ports & Shipping, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardhana, State Minister of Defence and Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma, Deputy Minister of Sustainability & Wildlife and Regional Development at the Prabuddhagama Ranaviru Village, Madurawala, Horana on the 13th of August 2018.

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September 20th, 2018 (Colombo)

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier Digital Services Innovator, announced the launch of 'Genie', Sri Lanka's first 'Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard' (PCI-DSS) certified mobile payment app. 'Genie' transforms a conventional wallet to a truly digital wallet that securely holds credit and debit cards, current and savings accounts (CASA) and eZ Cash account on the mobile phone. Genie enables a seamless payment experience for in-app, Over the Counter (OTC via QR Code), web and remote payments. Fully certified by the globally recognised PCI Data Security Standards body, Genie brings to Sri Lanka's consumers and merchants a secure, convenient and rapid transaction platform which is set to revolutionise Sri Lanka's digital payments landscape. The cutting-edge smartphone app and simple to use merchant interface will empower merchants and consumers with the very latest in digital transaction technology and facilitate payment transactions direct from the Mobile Phone.

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Colombo, July 31st, 2018

Hon. Sagala Ratnayaka, Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs & Southern Development, officially handing over a newly built home to recipient, M.G. Sanath Asangka, whilst Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC and A.S.S.Kumara, Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Defence looks on.

The eight completed houses under the Senehe Siyapatha 2017 initiative in Kotapola, Matara district.

The continuation of the 'Seneha Siyapatha' initiative saw the completion of eight houses in Kotapola, Matara district, through generous donations from Dialog subscribers, tripled in value through a donation by Dialog Axiata PLC and further supplemented by support in civil construction services from the Sri Lanka Army. The house keys were ceremoniously handed over to owners in an event under the auspices of Hon. Sagala Ratnayaka, Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs & Southern Development on 29th of July, 2018 in Matara.

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Speedtest® Award by Ookla® confirms Dialog fastest in Sri Lanka

August 14th, 2018 (Colombo)

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Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, has been conferred the 2018 Speedtest® Award by Ookla®, the global leader in mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. The Speedtest reflects network speed figures tested by Sri Lankans across the country, and further reiterates Dialog’s distinction as being selected as the Internet Service Provider at the People Choice Awards for six consecutive years.

Sri Lanka’s average download speeds reflect 16.80Mbps, whilst Dialog users reflect speeds of 21.73Mbps as confirmed by Speedtest Intelligence® data, further establishing Dialog’s leadership status for network coverage and speed. The Speedtest Awards by Ookla are licensed to Internet Service Providers and mobile carriers around the world that are determined by Ookla to be the fastest in their market by comparing tests performed by customers over the first six months of 2018.

Jamie Steven, Executive Vice President, Ookla said, “We are pleased to award Dialog with the award for Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka. This recognition is testament to their exceptional performance in Q1–Q2 2018 based on Ookla's rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest."

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09th August 2018. Colombo.

Dialog Axiata PLC announced its consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30th June 2018. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the “Company”) and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the “Group”) post-consolidation with subsidiaries, Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt) Ltd (“DBN”), Dialog Television (Pvt) Ltd (“DTV”), Digital Holdings Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (“DHL”) and Colombo Trust Finance PLC (CTF).

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Colombo, July 6th, 2018

AngelHack Sri Lanka 2018, powered by Ideamart, a telco application development platform and Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, returns for the third consecutive year to host the Sri Lankan instalment of the AngelHack annual global hackathon series.

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Colombo, July 1st, 2018

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Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has introduced Sri Lanka’s most affordable 4G phone with crystal clear voice and video entertainment capabilities. Used as a Wi-Fi hotspot, the phone can boost legacy cellular or other Wi-Fi based devices to 4G speeds. The manufacturer is Micromax, a leading consumer electronics company based in India.

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