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Plan to cut roaming tariffs across South Asia in the works

International travellers across South Asian countries could look forward to a sharp cut in their roaming bills in the New Year. The telecom regulators of the South Asian countries are expected to bring out a proposal by December to cut down high roaming charges for subscribers travelling between member nations, …

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Free Wi-Fi for the public

Steps have been taken to create 100 Wi-Fi zones in the Colombo city as a first step of the countrywide programme to provide free Wi-Fi. The Colombo Municipal Council has initiated a scheme to set up 20 Wi-Fi zones within the city and more than 10 Wi-Fi zones are already …

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Colombo to get 200 free WiFi spots

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that 200 free WiFi spots would be established in central locations in Colombo.   Addressing a ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to launch free Internet access in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom, the Prime Minister said it was part of the …

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OPPO to launch another cutting-edge model in Sri Lanka

OPPO, a camera phone brand specializing in designing innovative mobile photography technology is set to launch one of its latest mobiles in Sri Lanka. Outfitted with Android nougut 7.1. and latest selfie technology the new model will sport a spectacular design with a slim metallic uni-body. The new model will …

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Telecommunication levy on internet services to be removed

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the 10 per cent telecommunication levy imposed on mobile and broadband internet will removed with effect from September 01. The telecommunication levy only on pre-paid cards will be removed in this manner. Speaking at a press briefing in Colombo today, the minister said that …

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Emirates One-Off A380 lands in Sri Lanka’s Colombo airport

An Emirates A380 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake today, helping Sri Lanka and the airport achieve an aviation milestone, the airline said in a media release. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Transport & Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva was at the airport to greet UAE Ambassador to Sri …

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