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SLT-Mobitel commences construction of new Mobitel headquarters 

SLT-Mobitel laid the foundation stone for Mobitel’s technologically advanced new headquarters building in Welikada on 21 October 2021. The property is SLT-Mobitel’s first state-of-the-art green building which will comprise of the latest aesthetics and technologically advanced features. 

The foundation stone for the new building was laid with the participation of SLT Group Chairman Rohan Fernando, SLT Group CEO Lalith Seneviratne, SLT CEO Kiththi Perera, Mobitel CEO Chandika Vitharena, SLT CAO Saman Abeysekara, Mobitel CMO Shashika Senarath, along with the presence of senior management of SLT-Mobitel, Urban Development Authority officials and well-wishers. 

Strategically designed to support SLT-Mobitel’s smart office concept, the building will achieve the highest levels as a technology powerhouse and will be constructed on a seven-acre site with 175,000 sq. ft. built space with superior facilities that are energy efficient, sustainable and productive. Further, the building will feature a smart work environment, enabling employees with new normal work practices backed by truly modern work aesthetics, essential for employee physical and mental well-being.  In addition, the establishment of the property will further bolster SLT-Mobitel’s vision in transforming Sri Lanka with future ready technologies such as NB IOT, AI, Big Data, 5G. 

The new Mobitel Headquarters building is designed as an energy-positive building and one that will produce more clean and renewable energy throughout its lifespan. As the first ever green building for SLT-Mobitel, the group expects to achieve the coveted Platinum Green Rating from the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL). 

With its focus on sustainability and intelligent smart features, the building will feature the latest energy-efficient lighting, power and cooling systems including a rainwater harvesting system, wastewater treatment plant, energy rated glass facade, energy rated electrical fittings, lifts, ACs etc. 

Under Phase 1 of the building project, 100,000 sq.ft. will be constructed with all the modern amenities, providing a transformational work environment suited for a variety of work pattern preferences fostering better connection amongst the staff to further improve efficiency, productivity and innovation within the organisation. During the subsequent phases other facilities including parking, reception and a modern restaurant and clubhouse conveniences, recreation areas consisting of a swimming pool, sports facilities and residential apartments, landscaping and road networks will be developed.