invites public to take part in a special initiative this Vesak to help communities affected by Covid-19
Colombo, May 28, 2021 – Rooted in SLT-MOBITEL’s over a decade of history is the common purpose to support and strengthen communities. Especially during these unprecedented challenging times, helping those in need are vital. Marking an important season of Vesak this year, SLT-MOBITEL invites the general public to join ‘Daana Paaramitha’, an initiative conceptualized to support the communities affected by the pandemic.
SLT-MOBITEL understands that many families especially from communities in lower income levels are facing financial difficulties and enduring severe hardships, due to the prevailing situation. The endeavour will provide health equipment, dry rations and relief packs to communities affected by Covid-19.
To support these distressed communities, SLT-MOBITEL has instituted a fund which customers can contribute to as a meritorious deed. Both Pre-Paid and Post-Paid Mobitel customers can donate Rs. 50 per SMS by simply typing ‘YES’ and sending it to 255. In return, SLT-MOBITEL will match all public donations and will double the funds collected. Customers who wish to make a bigger contribution have the option of sending multiple SMS messages from the same number.
SLT-MOBITEL is committed to keeping the nation connected during these challenging times and has implemented numerous national level initiatives to help the affected communities as a result of COVID-19. SLT-MOBITEL also donated one million masks in public locations and re-engineered its operations to help public and private institutions to carry out uninterrupted services by providing high-quality connectivity solutions.
SLT-MOBITEL is the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider and the leading fixed line, mobile broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in Sri Lanka for over 163 years. SLT-MOBITEL provides a variety of services and solutions that cater to consumers with a digital lifestyle including voice, data, broadband, wholesale, enterprise, cloud, international, and IPTV. SLT customers can access a myriad number of connectivity solutions such as Fibre, ADSL, and 4G LTE in addition to consumer services that include PeoTV, and eChanneling. The company also offers Human Resources solutions, Directory services, Digital marketing solutions and Tertiary educational services among others. Mobitel, the mobile arm of SLT launched the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in South Asia in 2018 and was the first network in South Asia to successfully showcase the deployment of 5G over a Mobile Network by connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps. Mobitel has made great strides in recent years to expand its influence in NB-IoT, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Critical Communication technologies and solutions and has been adjudged as the Fastest LTE network in Sri Lanka for two consecutive years by Ookla, the global leader in internet speed and testing applications.