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Secretary to the President elected Chairman of CTO

Sep 17, 2010 1:34:41 PM - itnnews.lk

Secretary to the President and Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Lalith Weeratunge has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO).

The two-day 50th Commonwealth Council Meeting which opened in Colombo yesterday drew to a successful close today. Mr. Weeratunge was elected as its Chairman today.

With its historical beginning as the Pacific Cable Board in 1901, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization is a pre-eminent international ICT organization that draws its membership from all Commonwealth countries and entities. This two tier membership structure is designed to develop multi-stakeholder partnerships that are crucial for the development of ICTs.

Several foreign participants giving their views was satisfied with massive growth that has taken place in Sri Lanka in the telecommunication sector.