Dialog services in North
Chairman, T.R.C. Priyantha
Kariyapperuma makes the first call after the launch of the
cellular coverage. CEO Dialog Telekom Dr. Hans Wijesuriya,
Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe and other officials look on.
Dialog Telekom, the country’s largest telecommunication service
provider commissioned its services in the newly liberated areas of the
Northern province this week. The cellular coverage was launched within
90 days after the liberation, around 60 towers are expected to be set-up
within the next two months with an investment between US$ 5-10 million.
CEO, Dialog Telekom, Dr. Hans Wijesuriya said the entire Northern
province will have access to state-of-the-art telecommunications
services within the next couple of months.
“The company made this landmark achievement due to the commitment of
the government to deliver telecommunication solutions to the liberated
areas” Dr. Wijesuriya said.
The mobile coverage reaches Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mankulam,
Pooneryn, Elephant Pass, Thunukkai and Madhu.
Chairman, Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Priyantha
Kariyapperuma said the private sector has taken the lead to develop the
communication network in the country.
“Work on the 172 meter Kokavil tower for broadcasting and telecasting
will commence next week. The project is expected to complete in 120
days”, he said.
Chief Signal Officer, Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe said the launch
of the 3G solutions in the Northern and the Eastern provinces will help
build understanding among the people.
“Communication will play a vital role in helping the people to
rebuild their livelihood”, he said.