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Tuesday, 13th August 2019

Arpico Finance Company PLC partners with mCash to offer Digitalized Payments  

The revolutionary mobile money platform, mCash, which is transforming the country’s electronic payments landscape, has partnered with Arpico Finance PLC to offer customers the facility to make payments via mCash. As a result of this partnership, Arpico Finance Company PLC customers can make their finance and leasing payments via mCash with much more convenience. Customers can simply dial #111# or download the mCash app and select Arpico Finance Company PLC by following the specific instructions given on the menu or customers can simply visit any mCash retailer location island wide. As the second, oldest Finance Company in Sri Lanka with a corporate legacy of 68 years, Arpico Finance Company PLC has earned a solid customer base to prevail in the market, achieving many milestones in the financial industry over the past six decades. mCash works in partnership with leading corporates across various sectors in order to make its mobile payment platform available for enhanced convenience and speed in conducting financial transactions.

mCash is a Mobile Wallet conceptualized by the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel and approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka which was launched in November 2013 capitalizing the telecommunication infrastructure to conveniently, instantly & securely enable financial transactions by using a mobile phone. Mobitel embarked on the journey of providing financial services in the country allowing the entire financial industry to benefit from its core competitive advantages such as the reach to Customers and the distribution network that has spread throughout the country enabling digital financial inclusion to every Sri Lankan.

mCash offers services such as Sending & Receiving Money, Mobile Reloads & Bill Payments, Utility & Institute Payments, Online & In-store Shopping Payments via mCashQR which has been developed to the global EMVCo standards, Bank Deposits and Digital Loans where Customer could apply & get a Loan from the mobile via mCash. To register for mCash simply dial #111# from your Mobitel phone and to start using the mCash Account, Top Up the mCash account using the mCash extensive retailer network that includes small corner shops to leading retail outlets adding up to 16,000+ touch points island-wide including Mobitel Branches, SLT Teleshops, Singer showrooms, Abans showrooms, Keells Super, Lanka Bell, Amana Banks, Pay & Go KIOSK, Sanasa Development Bank or top up mCash from the Bank Account directly via the mCash App using your Bank Account.

(middle) Exchanging of the partnership agreement between Mobitel Senior General Manager Marketing Isuru Dissanayaka and Arpico Finance Company PLC Managing Director Shanil Dayawansa. Also present were (from left) Arpico Finance Company PLC Head of IT Suneth Piumal, Arpico Finance Company PLC Chief Executive Officer Chandrin Fernando, Mobitel Assistant Manager– Mobile Financial Services Gayan Kalugamage and Mobitel Product Executive, Mobile Financial Services Hiranya Karunarathne 

Friday, 9th August 2019

Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel unveil Digital Roadmap for Northern Province

Thursday, 08 August 2019, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Mobitel, together with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, launched the Digital Roadmap for the Northern Province in the presence of officials and the national media at the Auditorium of the Jaffna District Secretariat in Jaffna. The Roadmap unveiled SLT Group’s progress towards achieving the national goal of transforming the Northern Province into a digitally empowered region. SLT’s National Digital Roadmap is a large scale ICT infrastructure development project which is planned to be implemented under the pillars of Smart Security, Smart Government, Smart Health, Smart Building, Smart Utilities, Smart Environment, Smart Transportation & Mobility, Smart Agriculture, Smart Money, Smart Education Smart Workforce and Smart Infrastructure.

A large number of projects will be initiated under each sector with a wider focus on empowering not only the government's Smart initiatives and the industrial landscape but also transforming the lives of the people in the Northern Province by providing them with cutting-edge digital solutions. Sri Lanka Telecom took the lead in planning these initiatives with the support of the Group's mobile arm Mobitel (Pvt) Limited, PeoTV and other subsidiaries. SLT Group is proud to take the lead in responsibly contributing towards the government's mission of Smart Sri Lanka which will soon transform the lives of people in a number of ways. The launching of National Digital Roadmap is a clear evidence of the broad vision the Group has envisioned in foreseeing the country's future digital landscape.

The SLT group serves a strong customer base of 11 million which includes multinational corporations, large and small corporates, the public sector, retail and domestic customers by providing a wide range of ICT solutions and facilities. SLT also facilitates the national ICT backbone in the country, playing the leading role in ensuring the best ICT services are provided to the nation.

Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena – Chairman SLT Group addressing the audience

Mr. N. Vethanayahan – District Secretary Jaffna, Mr. S. Sathiyaseelan – Secretary to the Governor of Northern Province, Dr. Suren Raghavan Governor of Northern Province, Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena – Chairman SLT Group, Mr. Nalin Perera – Chief Executive Officer Mobitel and Mr. Saman Perera- Chief Information Officer SLT Group.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Mobitel customers can purchase tickets for their favourite movies and events on BookMyShow using their mobile phone

Mobitel has partnered with a leading global entertainment destination, BookMyShow, to enable its customers to purchase tickets for the latest movies, cricket matches and other popular cultural and sporting events on BookMyShow ( using Mobitel Post-Paid connections. This service is exclusively available to Mobitel customers and will offer them absolute convenience as they can book tickets and pay via the mobile connection.

As Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel has firmly positioned itself as an Innovator, driving Sri Lanka’s ICT transformation. It is the first telecom firm to unveil a dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) concept store, X Station, the expert hub for futuristic technology products and services for people to experience the tech revolution. This partnership yet again showcases Mobitel’s readiness to spearhead global trends and be ahead of the rapidly changing technology curve in the world.

BookMyShow entered Sri Lanka in 2016 after transforming the entertainment ticketing landscape in India, New Zealand and Indonesia, consolidating its position as the market leader. The firm has expanded operations to Dubai in the Middle East and is further going deeper in South East Asia. It allows its customers to easily book tickets online for movies, events, plays and concerts from the comfort of their homes or offices. In order to use the service, customers simply need to log on to BookMyShow, select the movie or event of their choice, choose the time, date and seats (wherever applicable) convenient for them and when making the payment, choose the ‘Mobitel customer’ option. The purchases will be directly added to the customer Post-Paid bill on Mobitel.   

As the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel has promised to care, share and deliver to its customers the latest in ICT technology and trends and the time has come to integrate these new technological developments into the service offerings of the company in the local market as well. Mobitel’s innovative services are enhancing communication, technology, health, and IT literacy opportunities for citizens. Every aspect of Mobitel’s product and service offering embodies its brand promise - ‘We Care. Always.’


About BookMyShow

Launched in 2007, BookMyShow, owned and operated by Big Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd, is India's leading entertainment destination with global operations across Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Singapore amongst others. BookMyShow works with partners across the industry to provide unmatched entertainment experiences to millions of customers. Over the years, BookMyShow has evolved from a purely online ticketing platform for movies across 6,000 screens, to end-to-end management of live entertainment events including music concerts, live performances, theatricals, sports and more, all accomplished at par with global standards. Some of the key properties that BookMyShow has brought 


Exchanging of the partnership agreement between Mobitel Senior General Manager Marketing Isuru Dissanayake and Bookmyshow Sri Lanka Country Head Diptendu Kumar Sawn. Also present were Mobitel Senior Manager Pre Paid Business and Digital Services Suneth Haputhanthri and Mobitel Senior Executive Digital Services Shamendra Jayawardena. 

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