Axiata Digital Labs’ Ravindra Thalagahawatta Makes History at DIGIT Awards

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Colombo, Sri Lanka – June 13, 2024 – Axiata Digital Labs (ADL) is proud to announce a monumental achievement as Ravindra Thalagahawatta, Assistant General Manager of Global Cyber Security Operations & Data Privacy, has been honoured with the prestigious CISO of the Year award under the category Digital Services at the inaugural DIGIT Awards by ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter. This accolade recognizes his exceptional contributions to cybersecurity and data privacy, setting a new benchmark for excellence in the industry.

Ravindra Thalagahawatta’s pioneering efforts in cybersecurity have consistently demonstrated his dedication to protecting digital infrastructures from ever-evolving threats. His innovative strategies and unwavering commitment have enhanced the security posture of Axiata Digital Labs and contributed significantly to the broader cybersecurity community.

Thushera Kawdawatta, CEO of Axiata Digital Labs, praised Ravindra’s remarkable accomplishment: We are incredibly proud of Ravindra Thalagahawatta for being recognized as the CISO of the Year in the category of digital services. This prestigious award highlights Ravindra’s relentless dedication to excellence in driving ADL’s cybersecurity and security governance vision and strategy. At ADL, we place a high emphasis on protecting the data, information, and sensitive details of our clients, employees, and all key stakeholders. Ravindra’s leadership has been instrumental in driving our cybersecurity initiatives, ensuring we maintain the highest standards in safeguarding our digital environment. This recognition is a testament to his hard work and commitment to keeping ADL at the forefront of cybersecurity, ultimately reinforcing the trust and confidence our clients place in us.

The DIGIT Awards, organized by the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter, celebrate outstanding contributions and achievements in cybersecurity and information systems. This prestigious event aims to highlight exceptional talent and innovation within the industry, providing a platform for professionals to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. The inaugural edition of the DIGIT Awards has set a high standard. Axiata Digital Labs is honoured to be part of this significant milestone.

Ravindra Thalagahawatta expressed his gratitude upon receiving the award: “I am deeply honoured to receive the CISO of the Year award. This recognition reflects the collective efforts of my incredible team at Axiata Digital Labs. Our commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy is unwavering, and this award motivates us to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in our field. I am grateful to ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter for this recognition and to Axiata Digital Labs for providing the support and resources needed to achieve such milestones.”

At Axiata Digital Labs, we leverage cutting-edge technology to drive digital transformation and deliver world-class cybersecurity, data privacy, and enterprise risk management solutions. Ravindra’s award is a testament to our ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in these critical areas.

For more information about Axiata Digital Labs and our cybersecurity initiatives, please visit www.axiatadigitallabs.com.

About Axiata Digital Labs: Axiata Digital Labs is a leading provider of innovative digital solutions and services dedicated to leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive digital transformation across various industries. Our mission is to deliver world-class solutions in cybersecurity, data privacy, and enterprise risk management, ensuring our clients can confidently navigate the digital landscape.

For further details on the DIGIT Awards and other initiatives by ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter, please visit https://engage.isaca.org/srilankachapter/digit/digit-awards.