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Government Information News on Dialog mobiles

Dialog GSM expanded its popular ‘SMS news service’ with the addition of the Government Information Department to offer breaking news alerts to Dialog subscribers.

The partnership gives Dialog customers the opportunity to receive the latest news updates and government announcements from the Information Department direct to their Dialog mobiles.


Dialog GSM joined the Government Information Department to offer breaking news alerts to Dialog subscribers. From left: Director, Government Information Anusha Palpita, Minister of Media and Information Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Group Chief Marketing Officer and Dialog Telekom PLC Nushad Perera at the inauguration ceremony.

“We are glad to tie-up with Dialog Telekom to disburse national information to Sri Lankans through SMS medium,” Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said.

“Access to information plays a key role in the development process of a country and we believe that educating and informing its people is the first step towards achieving this, and this is what we aim to do through this partnership” he said.

Group Chief Marketing Officer of Dialog Telekom PLC Nushad Perera said “We take pleasure in partnering with the Government Information Department to provide breaking news and other national information to the fingertips of our customers.

Mobile devices have become an effective platform for dissemination and consumption of news and infotainment, and we are confident that this partnership will contribute to the dissemination of information responsibly across multiple boundaries.

Information pertaining to national development initiatives, key policy decisions and other important national news will be delivered to subscribers via this new service.

Dialog customers could subscribe to this service by typing ‘info’ and sending it to 678. A free three-month trial offer is given to subscribers who register for this service.

The partnership with the Government Information Department adds to the news services already on offer from Dialog Telekom, who was the first to introduce the service to the Sri Lankan market. Dialog subscribers can receive news alerts via Daily News and Derana, and the introduction of the new service would complement this popular service.


A healthy world with Fair Pharma

Glorious Saints lived thousands of years ago in Himalayan forests who were engaged in deep meditations and discovered precious remedies for critical ailments by their intense wisdom.

These marvellous healing methods were protected over many centuries from generation to generation by prestigious families who dedicated their lives on medical practice wholeheartedly and kept these methods as secret prescriptions with a great honour.

T.A. Majeed, founder of Fair Pharma in Kerala, India since 1992, has brought out the need to heal the world using the magical power of herbal medicines.

Herbal medicines manufactured by them provide quite successful solutions to many critical diseases. The treatment they have introduced for cardiac patients is an efficacious cure which dissolves blocks in arteries making an enormous relief to the patient avoiding from critical circumstances.

They have also unerring herbal medicines for Osteoporosis, Osteo Arthritis, SLE, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Palliative care for Cancer, Thyroid gland problems, Low level of hemoglobin, Chronic back pain, Liver enlargement and Cirrhosis,Hepatitis B&C, Jaundice, Ascitis, Migraine and Sinusitis, Enlargement and inflammation of Prostate gland, Phlegm, cough, Tuberculosis, Down syndrome, Depression, Viral Fever, Bedsores, diabetic ulcers, burns and cuts.

For being 100 percent natural and not having any side effects from their herbal medicines, they were awarded the ISO 9001:2000 by the Sri Lanka Standard Institution. Fair Pharma commenced operations in Sri Lanka in December 2003 as a BOI approved company and it has the approval of the Sri Lanka Department of Ayurveda.


Seasonal rewards for Seylan cardholders

This New Year also Seylan cardholders are entitled to many prizes and rewards. Seylan credit cardholders who spend more than Rs. 5,000 during April 2009 will be entitled to three cash rewards of Rs. 50,000 each.

Seylan Credit Cardholders who had used their cards for more than Rs. 25,000 from January 1 to April 30, 2009 will qualify for the quarterly draw, and one grand winner will be presented with two air tickets to Bangkok/Malaysia along with 1,000 dollars to spend.

Seylan Visa debit cardholders who spend over Rs. 500 at super markets will be entitled to a special draw through which one grand winner be picked along with 20 consolation prize winners. The grand prize on offer is a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 and the 20 consolation prize winners will receive Seylan Visa Gift Cards worth Rs. 5,000 each.

Seylan Visa cardholders are entitled to discounts upto 30 percent at Abans showrooms and a 10 percent discount at selected Singer Plus outlets this season.


Sigiriya RH promotes elephant rides

With more tourists flocking to Sigiriya, which is now open for tourists, following the recent hornet attack, the Sigiriya Rest House is promoting Elephant rides among tourists.


The Rest House and an elephant with tourists

Sigiriya Rest House stands just a bird’s eye view from Sigiriya Rock, now named as the eighth wonder of the world. Guests at the resthouse get a panoramic view of the rock from their rooms and lobby area. Therefore, the resthouse is one of the most popular stop-overs for both foreign and local tourists visiting Sigiriya.

The resthouse has got more popular following the promotion of elephant rides.

The resthouse offers eleven reasonably priced guest rooms with all facilities. It has become an ideal stop-over for breakfast, lunch and dinner for tourists visiting Sigiriya, Manager, Sigiriya Rest House, Anura Punchihewa said.

Punchihewa works round the clock to treat both foreign and local tourists visiting Sigiriya, most comfortably during their stay at the resthouse.

Public Relations Manager, Galle Face Hotel of the Gardiner Group, Orita Gurugalla said that a massive promotional program has been initiated to popularise all hotels, resthouses and motels owned and managed by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation which now comes under the Gardiner Group umbrella.

Special offers of discounts are being offered at all resthouses. During weekdays they offer local tourists an opportunity to spend memorable holidays with their families at the CHC hotels built in some of the most scenic locations around Sri Lanka.

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