31st August 2022 19:17:17 Hours
The Sri Lanka Army's official flagship website, www.army.lk was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Government Sector Best Web category of the BestWeb.lk -2022 competition during a ceremony at Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo on Tuesday (30).
This unique annual competition organized for the 12th time by the LK Domain Registry recognizes excellence in content and updates, technical features, page and site design, completeness, accuracy, grammar, interactivity, user-friendly nature, integration of social features, multilingual and community-oriented purpose, visual appeal, reliability, etc and selects the winners in the Best Government Website Sector, Best Advertising and Marketing Website Sector, Best SME Website Sector, Best University and Education Institute Website Sector, Best Banking and Finance Website Sector, Best Media, Sports and Entertainment Website Sector, Best Health and Wellness Website Sector, Best Personal Website Sector, Best Travel and Tourism Website Sector, Best Nonprofit Website Sector, Best Citizen Services Website Sector and Best Web Developer category.
On behalf of the Commander of the Army, Brigadier Nilantha Premaratne, Director Media and Army Spokesman, together with Mr Sisira Wijesinghe, Media Adviser and Chief Editor of the Army website accepted the Bronze Award from Messrs Sachindra Samararathne, Director, Startup Ecosystem Development of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka and Mr Mishra Ranasinghe, Head of Enterprise Business, TechCert, IT Security Service.
Mr Thushera Kawdawatta, CEO, Axiata Digital Labs at the invitation of Prof Gihan Dias, CEO and Domain Registrar at LK Domain Registry attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest.
The competition, meant to popularize Sri Lankan Websites, increase awareness and recognized exceptional websites and improve the quality and security of Sri Lankan websites was competed by more than 500 websites in the country under each category.
The www.army.lk in the past award ceremonies carried a Bronze award as well as several merit awards and certificates.
The Directorate of Media at the Army Headquarters manages the www.army.lk with the support of several Officers and Other Ranks in close collaboration with the Directorate of Information Technology in the Army.