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Mobitel unveils Apple Watch Series 6 and SE devices

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Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider and the authorized reseller for Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches unveiled the highly-anticipated, newly-launched Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS version) and Apple Watch SE (GPS version) in Sri Lanka recently. This latest product launch further consolidates Mobitel’s position as the preferred and most trusted partner for Apple devices in Sri Lanka.

The Apple Watch Series 6 System in Package (SiP) is up to 20% faster than the Series 5. The Always-On Retina display of the Series 6 is 2.5x brighter outdoors when the wrist is down. Both models allow syncing of favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks while the GPS model lets the user take calls and reply to texts from the wrist. Users can track daily activity on and see trends in the Fitness app on iPhone while measuring workouts like running, walking, cycling, yoga, swimming, and dance.

They allow checking of the heart rate any time via the Heart Rate app and provide notifications for high and low heart rate. WatchOS 7 provides sleep tracking, cycling directions, and new customizable watch faces. Both models come with a swim proof design, built-in compass and real-time elevation readings. They also offer a unique feature which detects if the user has taken a hard fall, and automatically call emergency services. Both watches require an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later and come in the most colorful lineup yet, including captivating colours such as Silver Aluminum, Gold Aluminum, Space Gray Aluminum, Red Aluminum and Blue Aluminum.

The Apple Watch Series 6 and SE can be purchased online via Mobitel.lk and in store at the Mobitel X Station Branch on Duplication Road through special credit card offers including Union Bank (3, 6 and 12 months 0% plan), AMEX (up to 20 months 0% instalment plan) and Commercial Bank (6, 12, 18 and 24 months 0% plans). Prices start from LKR 76,990 /- upwards and with Credit card monthly instalment rates starting from LKR 3,850 /- Upwards. All Apple products purchased from Mobitel are assured of genuine warranty with after sales and customer care services.

Mobitel customers have always had the opportunity to experience the latest technology of Apple devices coupled with Mobitel’s network quality, offering seamless connection to elevate their lifestyle. Mobitel leads the mobile telephony sector in Sri Lanka in terms of network quality and high speed broadband. The company was awarded as the as the No. 1 mobile service provider to offer ultra-fast broadband connectivity in Sri Lanka by Ookla, the global leader in internet and mobile broadband speed testing. In 2018, Mobitel launched the First Commercial 4.5G/4G+ Mobile Network in South Asia. In April 2019, Mobitel was the first network in South Asia to successfully showcase the first 5G deployment over a Mobile Network by connecting a commercial Mobile smartphone to its 5G network. In addition, Mobitel’s advanced 4G LTE technology enables users to enjoy superior experience of enjoying high definition streaming videos and Multimedia Online Gaming (MMOG), making it the best mobile service partner for maximizing the exciting features in all Apple devices.



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HNB joins CBSL to promote ‘Rata Purama LANKAQR’ campaign in Kandy

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HNB PLC once again joined the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to promote the ‘Rata Purama LANKAQR’ campaign to raise awareness and encourage the public in the Kandy district towards a cashless payment ecosystem.

HNB, together with other financial institutions and telecommunication partners, participated in the day-long event held at the Kandy City Center. The bank raised awareness regarding its LANKAQR integrated HNB SOLO payment app while onboarding merchants during the promotional campaign.

“During the early stages of the pandemic we witnessed many of our customers and members of the public seamlessly adopt our cashless and contactless payment app HNB SOLO. With COVID and the subsequent launch of the ‘Rata Purama LANKAQR’ campaign the number of users of these types of systems have increased exponentially.

“Given that the mutual vision of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and HNB is for a financially and technologically empowered Sri Lanka, HNB is proud to serve as an enthusiastic partner to roll out LANKAQR island-wide. The fact that we now have merchants in the cultural capital of Sri Lanka making this shift is another major milestone in this digitalization journey,” HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail and SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne said.

 

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ComBank’s ATM network sets new records for cash dispensed during festive season

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The automated teller machine (ATM) network of Commercial Bank of Ceylon dispensed a record Rs 8.818 billion on 9th and 10th April 2021, shattering the previous records for the highest and second highest cash disbursements for a 24-hour period, as Sri Lanka’s leading private bank facilitated the celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

The disbursements of Rs 4.498 billion on April 9 and Rs 4.320 billion on the following day represented a substantial increase over the single-day values recorded in previous years.

In total, Commercial Bank dispensed Rs 41.748 billion via its ATM network between 1st and 15th April 2021 at an average of Rs 2.783 billion per day, reaffirming the indispensable role it plays in the lives of Sri Lankans, as well as the reliability and robustness of the network. On seven of these 15 days the network dispensed more than Rs 2 billion a day, and on five days disbursements exceeded Rs 3 billion a day, the Bank said.

Comprising of 890 ATMs, the network processed 2.434 million transactions over the 15 days at an average of 168,988 transactions a day, while on 9th April, the number of transactions processed totalled 233,990 at an average of 9,749 transactions per hour or 162 transactions per minute.

The first Sri Lankan bank to be listed among the Top 1000 Banks of the World and the only Sri Lankan bank to be so listed for 10 years consecutively, Commercial Bank operates a network of 268 branches in Sri Lanka. The Bank’s overseas operations encompass Bangladesh, where the bank operates 19 outlets; Myanmar, where it has a Microfinance company in Nay Pyi Taw; and the Maldives, where the bank has a fully-fledged Tier I Bank with a majority stake.

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‘Ceylinco VIP Cyber Tharu’ to showcase Sri Lankan talent

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Ceylinco General Insurance has announced an online competition with a novel concept to showcase Sri Lankan talent by providing a platform for them with the opportunity to win handsome cash prizes.

“This time, our effort is to organize an online competition that provides an opportunity for Sri Lankan people to display their talent and also to identify hidden talents whilst rewarding them. There will be five overall winners whose prize money will be over Rs. 1 million and each category winner will get Rs 100,000/-. Ten randomly picked voters too will receive handsome cash awards,” said Patrick Alwis, chairman CEO of Ceylinco General Insurance.

The guidelines and the criteria of the competition were announced recently through a dedicated website and other social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, twitter, You Tube as well as LinkedIn. Contestants can perform under five categories, namely, singing, dancing, instrumental performances, fashion modelling and funny videos / Standup comedy. Individuals over 18 years could perform under the individual category whilst the group category will have no age limit.

Under the group category either families or a group of friends could take part. Each entry will have to be specially recorded for this competition. Prior to recording the performance, they should download the image of the logo and have it displayed prominently in the background. Performances could be recorded using a smart phone or a video cam.

 

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