SLT Chairman Mr. P.G.Kumarasinge Sirisena handing over the Trophy to Mr.N. Karunaratne, President/ Cycle Federation of Sri Lanka
The National information and communications technology solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure provider in the country, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC proudly announces that the much acknowledged SLT Speed-Up Cycle Sawariya is scheduled to be held from 24th to 28th September 2019, for the 4th successive year. This national cycle race was first organized in 2016 with the objective of uplifting cycling-related sports activities in the country. This year's Cycle Sawariya was launched at the 'Presidential Sports Awards' which was held recently at the BMICH.
Sri Lanka Telecom has planned to provide a novel experience to both cyclists and spectators in this year by covering all the nine provinces for the first time in the history of cycle racing in Sri Lanka. The Cycle Sawariya is planned to be conducted under four categories: men's race, women's race, children's race and online cycle race. This cycle race will also mark another significant milestone in the cycling journey of the country in that it features the first-ever competitive cycling event for school children. The race will be ceremonially commenced in Colombo on September 24 and ended in Dambulla on September 28 with a coverage of over 1000 kilometers, after an amazing sports experience of 5 days.
SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya, will be concluded with a prize award to the winner of the men's race, amounting to Rs. 1 million which will also be the highest prize given to a cycling champion in Sri Lanka.
The SLT Speed Up theme is an elaboration of the fastest broadband network provided to the nation by the company. SLT as the No. 1 and the most stable Broadband network, the company has carefully chosen the “Speed-Up” theme to connect the company's consistent attempts to provide the customers with ultra high-speed solutions to sports activities, while further expanding its reach to all corners in the island. It is a good sign that the race is planned to cover all the nine provinces, symbolizing the SLT broadband backbone throughout the country.
Several activities will be implemented by SLT in parallel to this event in order to expand its ICT solutions and raise public awareness on the potential of latest technologies and innovations to transform their lives into Smart citizens. In this year, the company has further extended the SLT Speed Up theme by conducting a motorsports and a highly successful karting challenge.
As clearly highlighted in the National Digital Roadmap which was recently launched with a massive gathering, the company has also taken steps to make a huge contribution to the government's mission of transforming the country into a Smart Sri Lanka and events of this kind will also shed a new light on that objective with sustainable outcomes for the future of the ICT landscape in Sri Lanka.