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Tuesday, 4th December 2018


Committed to supporting and uplifting the arts and culture in the country, Mobitel, is proud to step forward as Official Telco Partner for London Westend’s hit theatrical, Mamma Mia! from 23rd-30th December 2018 at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theatre as part of its international tour. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. To-date, it has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages. Inspired by its credo, ‘We Care. Always.’ Mobitel engages with the citizens of the country by supporting and facilitating a range of high profile art, cultural and sporting events that bring new and exciting experiences to audiences. Mobitel’s innovations and leading technology is transforming people’s lives for the better while empowering a wide variety of sectors such as education, leisure, healthcare, IT, communications and more.
In terms of the partnership with the hit theatre masterpiece, Mobitel is pleased to partner Colombo’s lifestyle hub, Cinnamon Life, to present Mamma Mia! for audiences in Colombo. Mobitel believes that values are not meant for corporate walls, but that they should be experienced and felt every time you come in contact with the brand. By facilitating this hit musical. Mobitel is fulfilling people’s aspirations of witnessing world-class entertainment shows right here in Sri Lanka. Customers today want to feel the ‘humane’ side of technology and associate with a caring brand, which is what Mobitel – as the National Mobile Service Provider - strives to achieve. The company is confident that Mamma Mia! will offer unforgettable moments of entertainment and joy for audiences in Colombo during the festive season.
About Mamma Mia!
When it was released in 2008, MAMMA MIA! The Movie became the highest-grossing live action musical film of all time. A second film, MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again had its global release July 2018.From West End to global phenomenon, the London production of MAMMA MIA! has now been seen by more than 10% of the entire UK population. It is one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years both on Broadway and in the West End, and in 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China. The hugely successful International Tour, since premiering in Dublin in September 2004, has visited 85 cities across 38 countries and sold over 5 million tickets.
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
Friday, 30th November 2018

Innovation & Financial inclusivity mark mCash’s rapid adoption in 5 years

Growing from strength to strength to become one of Sri Lanka’s Biggest Financial Services Retail Network since it was established on 21st November 2013, mCash is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with great pride, looking back on many milestones achieved within a short span of five years. Launched by Mobitel, mCash is one of the pioneering Mobile Financial Services Platform in the country, which has forever transformed the way Sri Lanka conducts its financial transactions. mCash has truly empowered its customers by enabling people to use their mobile phones for financial transactions, placing them in control of their finances.
The efficacy, speed and convenience of mCash is evidenced by its burgeoning base of  customers of Mobitel & Etisalat, who embraced the mobile money platform to enhance their lives. mCash fulfils all the security requirements customers need, as it is licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has Commercial Bank as the Custodian Bank and Deutsche Bank as the trustee bank. Further backed by Mobitel, the National Mobile Service Provider, mCash has become a household brand. 
Commenting on mCash’s 5th Anniversary, Kalhara Gamage – General Manager, Mobile Financial Services at Mobitel says, “It is a source of great pride for us to look back at the massive strides that mCash has taken to become one of the most widely used mobile financial services platforms in the country within a short period. Clearly, commitment to innovation has underlined mCash’s success at every turn. With every innovation that mCash introduced, it made financial transactions that much easier for people of Sri Lanka.  mCash boasts a retail network with over 16,000 Touch Points spread island-wide with hundreds of partners on-board. It offers an amazing variety of services to fulfil every conceivable lifestyle and commercial need of the people. There’s nothing mCash can’t do and this attitude will help us forge ahead to achieve even more milestones into the future.”
mcash facilitates a wide array of services via the mobile phone such as Deposits, Withdrawals, Sending & Receiving Money, Paying utility & institute bills, shopping, online payments, making charitable donations, Digital Standing Orders and robust B2B business solutions. 
Committed to digital inclusivity, mCash has partnered with other mobile operators such as Etisalat, allowing Etisalat customers to experience the wide array of mCash Services and Offers. Any Mobitel or Etisalat Customer could simply get onboard of mCash free of charge by dialing #111# from the mobile. The mCash Mobile App has also further made mCash transactions more user-friendly whereby customers could download it from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Windows Mobile Store.
Most recently, mCash launched Sri Lanka’s First Ever Mobile Platform to offer Loans up to 25,000 via mCash by partnering with LOLC Finance where customers could apply for loan simply from the mobile. These Digital Loans offer access to finance, a true enabler for grassroots communities.
In yet another innovation, mCash launched Bank Deposits via mCash by partnering with NSB to launch NSB iSaver Service - allowing any Sri Lankan to save digitally by simply visiting 16,000+ mCash Retailers island-wide. This not only inculcates the savings habit but encourages greater adoption as it is a digital savings product. 
mCash has entered into strategic partnerships where needed, launching Cardless ATMs with Commercial Bank for the first time in Sri Lanka to allow Cardless Cash Withdrawals for mCash customers and also recently with Sampath Bank, where mCash boasts the largest ATM network in Sri Lanka for Mobile Money Withdrawals with over 1000 ATMs island-wide.
mCash further enhanced the user experience to customers with the introduction of a QR Code for payments where customers can simply scan the code and process a payment. This is currently live for mCash top ups, withdrawals, send & receive money and pay for shopping at any of the mCash merchants and retailers islandwide. 
mCash B2B solutions are transforming business and the mCash Robust Platform is empowering sectors such as Banking, Insurance, Finance and Travel to name a few. 
mCash rewards customers with popular unbeatable offers during Valentines, Avurudu, Christmas seasons etc. Available at the click of a button, customers can top up their mCash Account digitally using Internet & Mobile Banking Platforms of leading banks.
Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Havelock Sports Club continues winning streak 

Powered by Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Havelock Sports Club continued its winning streak for the third game in the row at the Inter-Club Rugby Tournament by trumping the Navy Sports Club at Havelock Park on Saturday, 24th November 2018. Battling harsh weather conditions, Havelock Sports Club used a combination of attack and defence to sink the sailors in torrential rain. The park club has displayed plenty of grit and skill in staying the course for three matches in a row, growing in confidence as the league move towards the tougher stages. Mobitel is at the forefront of supporting and sponsoring prominent sports events in the country.
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