A ‘Nenasala’ operator from Hambantota bagged the best tele-centre manager award at the recently concluded Global Telecenter Awards in Spain.
Owner / Manager of ICT Agency of ICTA – initiated Suriyawewa Nenasala in Hambantota, Deepika Priyadharshanee won this prestigious award beating 60 tele-centre operators around the world.
Deepika marked her latest first when she won the award as the best telecentre manager at the Global Telecentre Awards (GTA) held in Granda, Spain on Tuesday (29). Organised by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and co-presented by the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA) and Microsoft Corporation, as a cynosure of ‘The Spark 13 conference,’ the ceremony put a spotlight on nine winners.
Among the overwhelming responses received for GTA 2013 under its six categories, the Telecentre Manger category had received the highest number of entries. This was over 60. Deepika was awarded the Best Telecentre Manger award. This was in recognition of her contribution in delivering the benefits of ICTs to the community in Sooriyawewa and enhancing the quality of life of the people of her village. The award was presented by the Managing Director, Telecentre.org Foundation Miguel Raimilla.
“This award is not only mine. This award will celebrate all the hard-working Nenasala managers and operators in my country," Deepika told the audience at the world awards ceremony.
This first Global Telecentre Awards aims to recognise the best of the best in the international telecentre stage in the following six specific categories: Telecentre, Telecentre Manager, Telecentre Network, Telecentre Innovation, Telecentre Initiative, and Information Access Centre.