2024 Sponsors

National Partner

The Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) stands as a cornerstone in the nation’s technological advancement & socio-economic development. Empowered by the Information & Communication Technology Act No. 27 of 2003, ICTA is mandated to implement the Government’s policies & action plans pertaining to ICT, thus driving progress across various sectors. As the apex ICT institution of the Government, ICTA holds the pivotal responsibility of formulating and implementing the National Policy on ICT, ensuring alignment with the nation’s developmental goals. Over the years, ICTA has evolved into a high-level entity, providing national-level guidance and coordination for key priorities. Its mandate encompasses a broad spectrum of functions, including fostering digital governance, simplifying market processes, and expanding ICT utilization in both government and private sectors. Moreover, ICTA is at the forefront of promoting research and development activities in the field of ICT, establishing training programs, and facilitating the use of ICT for social and economic development.

Electronic Media & Youtube Partner

Independent Television Network Limited is a Sri Lankan state governed television and radio broadcaster located in Wickramasinhapura, Battaramulla.

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Print Media Partner -Sinhala & English

Founded by Upali Wijewardene in 1978, Upali Newspapers (Pvt) Limited is a publishing house which produces the English language newspaper, The Island, and the Sinhala language newspaper, Divaina. Although the company was incorporated in 1978, publications of the Divaina Irida Sangrahaya and the Sunday Island commenced in October, 1981.

Print Media Partner – Tamil

Virakesari is one of the leading Tamil daily newspapers in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest and the largest circulated Tamil Newspaper in Sri Lanka. Virakesari is owned by Express Newspapers Limited (Official Tamil Print Media Sponsor 2009-2020).

Service Partner

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is Sri Lanka’s premier organisation for the development and promotion of exports, established in 1979 under the Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40.

Established as the executive body of the Export Development Council of Ministers headed by the President of Sri Lanka, EDB is the organisation responsible for the development and promotion of exports of Sri Lanka, playing the role of a Policy Adviser, Monitor, Promoter, Facilitator and Knowledge Provider in the realm of export development.

Text Messaging Partner

TextWare provides Enterprise Messaging and Voice solutions to enterprises, so that they can engage with their current clients and potential customers. We provide a unique and reliable SMS and Voice platform, and with the vast knowledge of the telecommunications industry we possess, our main focus is to support corporate clients to create their competitive advantage and enhance their communication through SMS and Voice. Currently TextWare works with over 400 Enterprises, sending over 15 million messages per month.

TextWare is developing and introducing new business verticals such as Reload solutions, Two-Way SMS solution (interactive messaging), OTP Solutions, Digital Certification Solution and Browse ID Solution.

Category Sponsor – Best SME Website

Commercial Bank LEAP GlobalLinker is a digital platform launched by Commercial Bank which is designed for businesses, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reach cross border levels in the global market together with business networking. The platform offers a wide range of opportunities and facilities to grow and to be competitive in the global landscape.

The largest private sector bank in Sri Lanka, the first Sri Lankan bank to be listed among the Top 1000 Banks of the World and the country’s first 100% carbon neutral bank, Commercial Bank operates a strategically-located network of branches and 964 automated machines island-wide, and is the largest lender to Sri Lanka’s SME sector. Commercial Bank has the widest international footprint among Sri Lankan Banks, with 20 outlets in Bangladesh, a Microfinance company in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, and a fully-fledged Tier I Bank with a majority stake in the Maldives.

Special Industry Partner and Category Sponsor – Best Advertising & Marketing Website

LankaHost is a privately held internet service company established in 2006 and the LK Domain Registry prime agent. The market leader for LK Domain Registrations and cPanel Web Hosting in Sri Lanka that ensures reliability and service quality. LankaHost is the only cPanel-certified Web Hosting partner for Sri Lanka, which manages the largest shared Hosting fleet as a local service provider with over 10,000 Sri Lankan websites.

Special Industry Partner and Category Sponsor – Best E-commerce Website

Register.lk joins hands with the LK Domain Registry to proudly sponsor the “Best e-Commerce Website” category at this year’s BestWeb.lk Awards. Deepening our long-standing partnership, we aim to shine a light on the innovative e-commerce platforms that drive Sri Lanka’s digital landscape forward. The BestWeb.lk Awards have significantly evolved, playing a pivotal role in motivating businesses towards developing superior websites that contribute to their growth and success. Together, we honor the distinctive successes that elevate Sri Lankan e-commerce in a dynamic and competitive landscape.

An affiliated company of LK Domain Registry

TechCERT is Sri Lanka’s first and largest Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). TechCERT was originally formed as a pioneering project of the LK Domain Registry and its academic partners, as a way of providing a safety net for organizations against cyber threats and emergency situations.

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