Information Department news now on Mobitel
The Information Department yesterday tied up with Sri Lanka Telecom
Mobitel to provide news alerts and special SMS to mobitel subscribers.
The first SMS was sent by Media and Information Minister Anura
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Sri Lanka Telecom
Mobitel Chairperson Lesha de Silva Chandrasena and Information Director
Anusha Palpita witnessed by Media and Information Minister Anura
Priyadarshana Yapa, Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and
Ministry Secretary P. Dissanayake.
Information with regard to the Government's development drive,
breaking news and important events and news in Government institutions
will be disseminated to Mobitel subscribers by this service.
Palpita said the Department will provide breaking news and other
relevant news and election results to Mobitel subscribers in a reliable
manner. Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel in partnership with the Information
Department succeeded in disseminating latest election results via SMS
during the recently concluded North Western and Central Provincial
Mobitel subscribers can subscribe to the Information Department news
alert service by typing the word REG and sending it to 2255. A monthly
subscription of Rs.30 will be charged from the subscriber.