Press Releases

Friday, 24th June 2022

SLT-MOBITEL’s mCash supports Peoples Leasing customers with convenient collection and repayment process

SLT-MOBITEL mCash, the innovative mobile money platform and wallet conceptualized by SLT-MOBITEL and approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, now offers greater convenience for People’s Leasing and Finance (PLC) customers in processing their monthly leasing repayments.

SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider and People’s Leasing and Finance (PLC), the financial solutions provider in the Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) sector in Sri Lanka have partnered to support the organisation’s collection management process while strengthening leasing repayment mechanisms via expanding mCash services.

PLC customers are now empowered to repay their lease payments easily and without hassle through the SLT-MOBITEL mCash wallet or at mCash retailer points. In turn this measure enables PLC to collect due leasing payment conveniently and without delays.

SLT-MOBITEL mCash authorized retailer network are available island-wide with more approved retailers to be added in the future. Partnering PLC is another milestone achieved by SLT-MOBITEL in promoting digital transformation for all citizens.

SLT-MOBITEL’s mCash has transformed the mobile money concept in Sri Lanka by introducing innovative features, and constantly creating ways in which mCash can be more inclusive and adapted to customer lifestyles.

mCash offers services such as Sending & Receiving Money, Mobile Reloads & Bill Payments, Utility, Insurance, Finance & Leasing payments, Online, In-store Shopping Payments via QR which has been developed to LankaQR standards of Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Bank Deposits, Loan & Credit card repayments and Digital Loans where Customer could apply & get a Loan from the mobile via mCash. SLT- MOBITEL’s mCash retailer network includes small corner shops to leading retail outlets adding up to 25,000+ retailer network / touch points island-wide including Mobitel Branches, SLT Teleshops, Singer showrooms, Lanka Bell, Pay & Go Kiosks or top up mCash directly from the mCash App.

Shamindra Marcelline - CEO/GM, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC exchanging the MOU with Chandika Vitharena, CEO of Mobitel (PVT) Ltd, along with Shiang Wong - Deputy General Manager- Pre-Paid, Rishani Gunarathne - Manager - Mobile Financial Services, Amanda Wijesinghe -Executive -Mobile Financial Services, Laksanda Gunawardena - DGM-Operations, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC, Prabath Gunasena - DGM -IT, Sherine Inoka Dabare, Niranjan Selvanayagam -Manager -Senior Business System Architect, Bharath Pathirana - Manager - Product Development and Digital Channels.

About People’s Leasing & Finance PLC- PLC Digitalization

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC recently unveiled its mobile application – PLC Touch - to facilitate a convenient user experience. The state-of-the-art app has a plethora of interesting features including the insurance component which is a first for a banking app in Sri Lanka. Some key features of the app include: Ability to make QR code-based & utility bill payments, ability to manage savings while mapping activities of any other account with any other bank, PLC loan & leasing rental payment through any bank account via the app, “Call & Go” feature to simplify the claim process in the event of an accident and ability to obtain a new insurance policy within minutes minus the tedious paperwork.

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC keeping its foot print in digitalization launched two digital applications with facilities to provide online leasing facilities and to digitalize and decentralize the cheque printing process. This new application CAPP will help to provide credit facilities with an online approval via a seamless process improving customer turnaround times.

The DCHEQUE is another revolutionary digital transformation initiative developed by the People’s Leasing IT Team in partnership with People’s Banking. This new payment proposition includes SLIPS, CEFT, RTGS and internal fund transfers options. This solution is designed and interfaced with People’s Bank to ensure the most secured and controlled way to verify the payments issued by the platform. The entire branch network of the People’s Leasing & Finance PLC can initiate their own payments digitally with e-documents through DCheque. This will facilitate to eliminate the physical signature requirement by enabling digital signature printing, based on a secured approval process. Moreover, as an innovator in the NBFI sector, PLC introduced the Self-e-Cash service, which allowed customers to obtain an 'instant loan' against a Fixed Deposit that could be withdrawn from an ATM.

Friday, 24th June 2022

SLT-MOBITEL continues nationwide Tree Planting programs in Anuradhapura and Colombo

As part of its countless Environmental Social Governance (ESG) programs, SLT-MOBITEL carried out tree planting initiatives in Anuradhapura and Colombo recently.

Themed ‘Let's nourish the country with clean air and fertilizer’, SLT-MOBITEL embarked on the nationwide tree planting initiative with a pledge to improve air quality, reduce Greenhouse gases and promote Healthier soil for natural humidity control.

The event launched in Colombo coincided with the 31st Anniversary of Jathika Namal Uyana International Ecological Organization. H.M. Faizal Deen, Managing Director, Sat Co Lanka Technology (Pvt) Ltd. was the partner and donor of Meetrees at the event.

Strengthening the initiative further, SLT-MOBITEL concluded yet another Mee Tree planting event at the Sri Maha Bodhi premises in Anuradhapura. Communities living in the Anuradhapura area received Meetrees from SLT-Mobitel officials.

SLT-MOBITEL selected the ‘Mee’ tree for the program considering its contribution to pest control, ability to be used in the production of organic manure, ability to purify the air and its use as a natural medicine. A significant feature of the tree planting program is the use of modern technology, the 'THURU' mobile application to monitor the progress of the project.

SLT-MOBITEL firmly believes that this initiative contributes positively towards the protection of the environment and highlights the organisation’s expansion of its Environmental Social Governance (ESG) responsibilities, as it moves forward into a more connected, secure, and sustainable future.

Thursday, 9th June 2022

Reaffirming its leadership in introducing state-of-the-art Mobile technology to Sri Lanka, SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider has expanded its 5G pre-commercial trial network across main cities in the country, setting a pathway for customers to experience the transformational power of 5G technology in both Mobile Broadband and Fixed Wireless Access domains. Customers with a 5G ready device which is compatible with SLT-MOBITEL’s 5G pre-commercial Trial Network, can now experience the transformative power of 5G in five cities including Colombo, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Galle, and Jaffna. In addition, SLT-MOBITEL recently deployed new 5G infrastructure at Colombo, enabling customers to experience the possibilities of the 5G technology seamlessly. Further, SLT-MOBITEL customers can check their device compatibility and information by visiting Customers who do not have 5G compatible device can visit SLT-MOBITEL select outlets and experience the 5G technology. 5G is hailed as the next generation of wireless communication with key attributes such as extreme speed, low latency, massive connectivity, new immersive experiences enabled with applications such as HD video streaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, factory automation, remote operations, mission critical communications, massive IOT and an exciting range of limitless potential and possibilities for consumers and enterprise businesses. Over the recent years as the leader of Sri Lanka’s digital transformation, SLT-MOBITEL has continuously demonstrated the potential and the critical need for the deployment of 5G technology across the island. Since 2019, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile has spearheaded 5G deployments countrywide through public demonstrations. In April 2019, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile successfully showcased South Asia’s first 5G deployment over a mobile network, connecting a commercial mobile smartphone to its 5G network with record speeds.   Currently, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) is in the process of facilitating 5G commercial license issuance in Sri Lanka and upon receipt of necessary authorization SLT-MOBITEL aims to expand its 5G network further unlocking the digital advancement and contributing to a more inclusive digital economy. As the nation’s ICT Solutions Provider, SLT-MOBITEL strives to raise the bar and provide best-in-class experiences to customers through advanced connectivity & digital technology solutions including 5G, Narrowband Internet of things (NB-IoT), Mission Critical Communications (MCPTT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) etc. Exemplifying commitment to ensuring customers enjoy unparalleled connectivity and superior user experience, SLT-MOBITEL Mobile has been recognized by Ookla®, as the ‘Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka’ in 2021, which is the third consecutive year since 2019. Ookla® is the global leader in fixed and mobile broadband network testing applications, data and analysis and the Ookla Awards reaffirms SLT-MOBITEL’s network excellence. Additionally, driving digital inclusivity and boosting rural connectivity, SLT-MOBITEL strives to facilitate national level initiatives collaborating with the TRCSL to provide 100% 4G LTE connectivity to the nation.  With 5G commercial deployment plans taking place, SLT-MOBITEL continues to invest in improving its 5G ready network infrastructure and has invested significantly to bolster broadband services in Sri Lanka.  

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