Monday, 18th January 2021

SLT-MOBITEL Powers Sri Lanka’s latest ‘Park & Ride’ City Bus Service with Connectivity Solutions

SLT-MOBITEL announced their partnership with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to provide Wi-Fi connectivity and branding for the new ‘Park and Ride’ city bus service, a novel concept developed by the State Ministry of Transport. The inaugural launch of the first of its kind luxury bus service was held on January 15th 2021 under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Minister of Transport, Gamini Lokuge, State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama, SLTB Chairman, Kingsley Ranawaka, Chairman of SLT Group, Rohan Fernando along with higher officials from SLT-MOBITEL

The recent brand unification of SLT-MOBITEL has enabled the brand to further strengthen its commitment as the national telecommunication service provider which specializes in providing integrated telecommunication services. Through this city bus partnership, SLT-MOBITEL is one step ahead in providing next generation connectivity solutions and transforming the nation with digitalization.

Commenting on SLT-MOBITEL’s contribution to the Park and Ride bus service, Rohan Fernando, Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom Group stated, “Today marks yet another historical day for SLT-MOBITEL as we get on board on this journey with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to connect the country with unparalleled connectivity solutions. We are a brand that always place customers at heart, hence, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to make a difference in their lives. The Park and Ride city buses will be yet another platform for Sri Lankans to experience SLT-MOBITEL’s world class Wi-Fi connectivity services on the go. As the national telecommunication service provider, we are committed to supporting the government’s efforts and leading Sri Lanka towards an info com and knowledge rich society.”

The city bus service was launched in efforts to reduce traffic congestion and promote safe and secure travel in Colombo. While the first phase of the bus service will operate from the Makumbura Multimodal Transport Center (MTC) with 25 buses, the bus service will soon be implemented across the country. The buses are set to operate every 15 minutes from 06:00am to 09:00am on a daily basis. After 9:00am, the buses will operate every 30 minutes until 08:00PM. Passengers with small vehicles and motorcycles will be able to park their vehicles in a designated area at the MTC and hop on the ‘Park & Ride’ city bus to commute to Colombo.

About SLT:

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in Sri Lanka for over 163 years. SLT enables opportunities that empower Sri Lankans and elevates the country’s standing in the global arena. SLT’s transformation into a digital service provider has seen the Company move beyond telecommunications services to provide a variety of services and solutions that cater to a digital lifestyle. Mobitel, the mobile arm of SLT launched the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in South Asia in 2018 and was the first network in South Asia to successfully showcase the deployment of 5G over a Mobile Network by connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps. Mobitel has made great strides in recent years to expand its influence in NB-IoT, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Critical Communication technologies and solutions and has been adjudged as the Fastest 4G-LTE network in Sri Lanka for two consecutive years by Ookla, the global leader in internet speed and testing applications.


His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksha launching the newly developed Park and Ride Bus Service


His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksha, along with Minster of Transport Gamini Lokuge, Statement Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama along with higher officials.

Friday, 18th December 2020

Mobitel Partners with National Institute of Mental Health to provide Connectivity Solutions

From Left: Mr. Prabath Gamage, General Manger, Innovations, Mobitel, Mr. Shashika Senarath, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobitel, Dr. Arosha Wijewickrama, Deputy Director, National Institute of Mental Health, Mr. Saminda Patrick, Account Manager, Enterprise Business, Mobitel. 
Fulfilling its role as the caring network, Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider joined hands with the National Institute of Mental Health, Sri Lanka (NIMH) to provide connectivity solutions to the patients who are undergoing treatment at the facility. This joint endeavor will enable patients with Acute Mental Illnesses who are Covid Positive and who are isolated for suspicion of Covid symptoms to talk to their loved ones thus helping them to reduce their distress and anger. 
The National Institute of Mental Health strives to provide comprehensive and evidence based Mental health services that are appropriate to the local context through state of the art approaches to Patient care, capacity building, advocacy, community engagement, multi sector engagement and research by a highly trained workforce. 
Tuesday, 24th November 2020

eChannelling partners with National Transport Medical Institute to facilitate online reservations in obtaining driving license medical tests

eChannelling, the digital health arm of the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, and the largest digital healthcare services provider in Sri Lanka, partnered with the National Transport Medical Institute (NTMI) network to extend convenience and accessibility to customers who need to fulfil the mandatory requirement of a medical test when applying for a driving license. Pioneering yet another first, eChannelling’s efficient and convenient digital health care service will empower the National Transport Medical Institute’s network to be accessible to customers with ease. The partnership is aligned with the Government’s ambition to create a digitalized economy by leveraging on digital technology to power its institutions. This partnership between eChannelling and the National Transport Medical Institute paves the way for a digitally inclusive society where the Institute’s services can be accessed by one and all safely and securely through eChannelling’s digital platform. 
Keeping customer convenience at the forefront, eChannelling offers anywhere, anytime booking via multiple channels and payment methods whilst using cutting-edge technology for greater efficiency and convenience. Customers can make an appointment by calling 225 from any mobile network or 1225 from SLT network; via the eChannelling Website ( or via its mobile app, and receive an SMS giving the time slot allocation. Further, all the NTMI branches (26 branches) are now connected to a central digital platform where customers can book appointments for their driving license Medical tests from home or through a mobile phone.  
National Transport Medical Institute endeavors to reduce road accidents in Sri Lanka by conducting proper Medical Fitness of driver applicants.  By certifying a healthy driver behind the wheel, NTMI envisions to be the leader in the transport medical field and create a healthy generation that is well equipped physically and mentally. 
With a network of 260+ recognized hospitals, more than 5500 Doctors, over 2000 outlets and covered on any mobile network, eChannelling is the easiest way to channel doctors anywhere and at any time. It is the first company in Sri Lanka to offer a complete e-commerce based service in the health sector and one of the first public quoted technology companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange. eChannelling PLC is a subsidiary of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT and Mobitel addressing the gathering during the Launch of Online medical test facilitated by the SLT group. 

Hon. Dilum Amunugama, State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry, addresses the gathering during the launch of the NTMI- Mobitel Partnership

Hon. Gamini Lokuge, M.P. Minister of Transport, launching the online medical test facilitated by the SLT group, accompanied by Dr. Savindra Gamage, Chairman of NTMI, Mr. Rohan Fernando, Chairman of SLT and Mobitel, Hon. Dilum Amunugama, State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry.