Matara, June 14th, 2017
Shraddha Media Network in partnership with the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society – Malaysia, Theravada Buddhist Council – Malaysia, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Disaster Management and Dialog Axiata PLC commenced the construction of a new building for landslide-affected Kalubovitiyana Maha Vidyalaya in the district of Matara last year. The initiative was in support of helping those affected by floods and landslides in 2017 May.
May 30th, 2018 (Colombo)
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced its partnership with ALTBalaji, an exclusive and original Indian over the top (OTT) service platform in order to provide ViU app users with original Indian video content for the first time in Sri Lanka, at subsidised rates.
May 16th, 2018 (Colombo)
Doc990, the pioneering digital health solutions platform has teamed up with Pay&Go to offer unmatched convenience for users channeling doctors with the introduction of 452 kiosks located across Sri Lanka.
The introduction of these islandwide kiosks, grant users the option of channeling doctors at leading private hospitals and making relevant payments by simply visiting any of the 452 convenient locations. Apart from the 990 IVR , the website www.doc.lk and the Doc990 mobile app, Doc990 enables customers to channel doctors via partnered locations islandwide. Additionally, Doc990 is now expanding all digital channels to physical locations to further increase accessibility and convenience for customers.
May 11th, 2018 (Colombo)
Dialog, Ideamart in collaboration with Google Developer Group Sri Lanka successfully hosted South East Asia's largest Google I/O Extended 2018 event in Sri Lanka. 'Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2018', Sri Lanka's most anticipated tech event of the year, was opened by a key note from Dr. Rainer Deutschmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC, and saw the likes of an esteemed panel of speakers from Google, Prashanthan Balakrishnan – Google County Consultant – Sri Lanka, Paul Ravindranath, Developer Relations Regional Lead, Google Inc., Keshan Sodimana, Country Engineering Consultant – Sri Lanka, Google Inc., Lim Shang Yi, Google Developer Expert, Singapore, , Google Inc. and Richa Singh, Program Manager - Google Crowdsource, Google Inc, draw more than 3,500 innovators, entrepreneurs and agile developers to the fore.
11th May 2018. Colombo.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced, Friday 11th May 2018, its consolidated financial results for the three months ended 31st March 2018. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the “Company”) and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the “Group”).
Dialog Group continued its growth momentum across all key business segments including Mobile, Tele- infrastructure, Digital Pay Television and Fixed Line to record a consolidated revenue of Rs. 26.1Bn for Q1 2018, demonstrating a growth of 5% Quarter-on-Quarter (“QoQ”) and 18% Year-on-Year (“YoY”). Underpinned by strong revenue growth coupled with disciplined cost management and operational efficiencies, Group Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) grew 9% QoQ and 38% YoY to record at Rs. 9.9Bn for Q1 2018.
May 8th, 2018 (Colombo)
Caption: Udaya Jayasundera, Chief Manager - Merchant Acquisition and Sales, Mobile Money, Dialog Axiata PLC handing over the agreement to Nitesh Khirwal, Managing Director - Lamudi Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. (from left) whilst Jeewaka Keerthisinghe, Account Manager - Enterprise Sales, Mobile Money, Dialog Axiata PLC and Raga Navam, Content Manager - Lamudi Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, look on.
Sri Lanka’s pioneering and largest mobile money network, eZ Cash has announced the addition of Lamudi, as its most recent payment partner. Lamudi is an online platform dedicated to helping users find real estate, houses, apartments and land or commercial properties based on budget, location, square footage etc. Users may now pay for the basic advertising listing that costs Rs. 4,000 while a premium listing or featured listing will cost an additional Rs. 2,500 and Rs. 4,000 respectively, using eZ Cash.
The event includes an esteemed panel of speakers from Google and Sri Lanka’s first kinetic light show by Dialog
May 4th, 2018 (Colombo)
Sri Lanka’s most anticipated tech event of the year, ‘Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2018’ will be hosted by Dialog, Ideamart and the Google Developer Group Sri Lanka, and is expected to draw crowds in excess of 3,500, as South-East Asia’s largest Google I/O event. Dialog will kick off the event under the theme ‘A Connected World through IoT’, at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre on the 8th of May, 2018 from dusk till dawn. (5.00pm to 5.00am)
An esteemed panel of speakers from Google, including Paul Ravindranath, Developer Relations Regional Lead, Google Inc., Keshan Sodimana, Country Engineering Consultant – Sri Lanka, Google Inc., Lim Shang Yi, Google Developer Expert, Singapore, Prashanthan Balakrishnan – Google County Consultant – Sri Lanka, Google Inc. and Richa Singh, Architect, Google Crowdsource, Google Inc. will take centerstage as they share their global expertise and experiences. A promising Google Hangout session awaits aspiring and mature developers, as Google experts showcase developer tools. In addition, well known tech industry professional, Peter De Almeida, Chief Executive Officer, N-Able and Kumar Sangakkara, former Sri Lanka Cricket captain will focus on business skills and insights on leadership for developers and digital businesses.
Colombo, April 27th, 2018
Dialog introduces the ‘Huawei Watch 2’ smart watch as the first eSIM enabled device in Sri Lanka.
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the commercial deployment of South Asia’s first embedded SIM (eSIM) technology, a reiteration of its promise to deliver the future, today.
The pre-installed eSIM in wearables, now offers customers the ability to have a connection for their devices independent of a smartphone, eliminating the need for pairing devices and to be within a range of distance for connectivity.
The introduction of the cutting-edge eSIM technology and eSIM enabled wearable devices will deliver multiple benefits to customers such as eliminating the need for a physical SIM, empowering the subscriber to remotely sign up for services by activating the profile over the internet. This will enable many technologically advanced applications in the areas of smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT).
Colombo, April 25th, 2018
DOC990 operated by Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd, a joint venture between Digital Holdings Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, together with Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, announced the expansion of the joint venture partnership in Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd., with equity investments from Nawaloka Hospitals PLC and Ceylon Hospitals PLC (Durdans).
This collaboration between Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and the three leading private hospital groups, aims to transform the digital healthcare eco system by leveraging on Dialog’s technology and digital platforms with healthcare expertise of its joint venture partners. This unique venture launched in 2016 has connected more than 1500 doctors in over 80 Hospitals through its digital health platform which is accessible via doc.lk or dialling 990 or via the Doc990 app.
Subsequent to the fresh infusion of equity by Nawaloka and Durdans, the shareholding structure of Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd will comprise of Digital Holdings Lanka owning 53.2 percent while Asiri, Nawaloka and Durdans Hospitals will hold 22.8, 15 and 9 percent respectively.
Colombo, April 17th, 2018
(L-R) Chinthana Jayasekara, General Manager - Group Business Development, Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. Rainer Deutschmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC, Arjun Srinivasan, General Manager, UBER, Ankit Gupta, City Lead Colombo, UBER.
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has partnered with Uber, the world’s largest ride-sharing company for the first time in Sri Lanka, to offer its customers exclusive fares while travelling within the Colombo district.