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SLT partners with Fon Wireless to create community Wi-Fi network

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SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom) has once again put their customers first. With the launch of the sltgo Wi-Fi solution, SLT broadband customers and overall internet consumers of Sri Lanka will be able to enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity on the go via community Wi-Fi networks. This connectivity will extend to over 23 million Wi-Fi hotspot connections in over 25 countries around the world.

Community Wi-Fi networks offer wireless network access to visitors and nearby users thus creating a virtual public Wi-Fi network.

Fon Wireless Limited is a global wireless network that pioneered residential WiFi sharing over a decade ago. Recognizing this, SLT have partnered with Fon Wireless Limited to provide community Wi-Fi connectivity to SLT customers as well as non-SLT customers.

sltgo, Sri Lanka’s largest Wi-Fi network, allows access to unlimited data using your smart phone, mobile device or laptop for Prepaid customers. Existing Broadband customers will have also have access to data within the volume of their home broadband packages. When you are on the go, the sltgo app will automatically connect you to the nearest available Wi-Fi hotspot.

Users may access the service in two ways. SLT Broadband customers need to simply use their current username and password. Any other customers may enjoy this service by purchasing Wi-Fi passes as a prepaid solution to enjoy the service provided.

sltgo will create an additional Wi-Fi network in your home broadband; the private one already used by you and another for public sltgo consumers. The number of people who can use your home hotspot at a time is limited and subjected to maximum speed limitation giving priority to your private network, so your broadband experience will remain almost as same as before. The data used by public users are not consumed from your home broadband data volume. Your home/private Wi-Fi signal is separate from the sltgo or Fon public signals so your data and information will be kept separate from public users of your network.

Existing SLT customers can call 1212 to activate this service. If you buy a new connection from SLT this solution will be automatically added to your product subscriptions free of charge.

Upon activating the service, you can access community networks in Sri Lanka either by downloading the sltgo mobile app or using the sltgo web portal. To access community networks overseas, users can connect using the sltgo mobile app or select a Fon network in your Wi-Fi settings. When using the mobile app, customers who have logged in using their SLT broadband ID and password, will automatically be connected to sltgo when in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot. sltgo can be selected in Wi-Fi settings if it doesn’t automatically connect the first time. Hotspots may be located using the Find Hotspot Map via the sltgo app.



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Seylan Bank offers amazing discounts for Avurudu

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With Avurudu just around the corner, Seylan Bank PLC is offering amazing discounts to customers purchasing daily essentials, electronics, clothing, gifts, and more. The bank with a heart will celebrate the New Year with “Ratatama Super, Avurudu Offers with Seylan Cards” and “Seylan Tikiri – Season of Gifts and Laughter”.

The bank with a heart, commenced these exciting offers and promotions to provide the best Avurudu experience to its customers young and old, and to reward them for their continued loyalty to the bank, in the spirit of festivity.

“At Seylan Bank, we want to make your Avurudu an unforgettable experience,” said Gamika De Silva, Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Sales at Seylan Bank. “These two promotions underscore our customer-centric approach which focuses on providing products and services that enhance the overall customer experience and convenience, adding value to your experience with the Bank with a Heart.”

The Bank has partnered with leading supermarket chains on selected promotions; with Keells offering 30% off on fresh meat during the weekends, Cargills providing 20% off on total bills during selected weekends, Glomark offering 20% off on the total bill on every Sunday for a limited time, Laugfs Super providing 20% off on a range of goods on every Monday for a limited time, and Premasiri Supermarket offering 20% off on vegetables & 10% off on fruits on every Wednesday & Thursday during the promotion period.

 

 

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SLIM elects new president and EXCO at 51st AGM

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) held its 51st AGM, which saw the induction of its new President Thilanka Abeywardena, who will spearhead the Institute as its 43rd president. This appointment is a milestone in the history of the Institute as Ms. Abeywardena became the first ever female to hold the position of President.

The AGM was held on 7th April, 2021 at Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo. Both a new Council of Management as well as an Executive Committee were appointed during the meeting.

Thilanka currently holds the position of the CMO Lead, South East Asia Emerging Markets at Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and leads marketing and communications across nine Asian countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The newly appointed Executive Committee comprises ten experienced marketing professionals:

SLIM is the apex body for Marketing in Sri Lanka and has been promoting marketing excellence and elevating the status of marketing since 1970.

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OPPO launches Avurudu song to spread seasonal cheer

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OPPO recently launched an Avurudu jingle ahead of the Sinhalese & Tamil New year. Sung by OPPO brand ambassador & The Voice coach Umaria Sinhawamsa, the song also features popular personalities including actor& singer Gayan Gunawardena and choreographer Ramod Malaka& his dance troupe, Cool Steps.

The visual for the song has been shot in a scenic village atmosphere & features a host of New Year traditions of great cultural significance. The video also features the newly launched fan-favorite OPPO F19 Pro which is on offer during the season. On the first day of sales alone, the F19 Pro recorded a 200% increase in sales compared to its predecessor F17 Pro.

CEO of OPPO Sri Lanka Bob Li said: “This project helped us to immerse into Sri Lankan culture better. In keeping with the spirit of the season, evolving & upgrading, OPPO has launched two concurrent promotions: ERABADU WASI from 2-13 April & OPPO SERVICE WASI from 5 – 18 April.”

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