July 07, 2021: In the midst of the global pandemic, Airtel Lanka strengthened its commitment towards assisting customers in flood affected areas with talk time and data concessions valued at over LKR 8 million.
This initiative was implemented as an emergency response to the overwhelming accessibility barriers that followed with the rising of floods.
Airtel users in the areas of Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Puttalam and Nuwara Eliya districts were recipients of the concession, and were enabled to connect with their loved ones and emergency services without hassle.
“As a responsible network provider, we believe that in times of distress we must proactively assist affected communities with relief and accessibility. We understand that the unfortunate combination of a pandemic, lockdown and floods is extremely difficult to deal with, and hope that this benefit will help those in critical need of it,” Airtel Lanka Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ashish Chandra said.
Airtel Lanka will continue to support people and communities in need, with worthy offerings and concessions to help them get through the challenges of natural disasters. The telco also plays an integral part in powering Sri Lanka’s first text-based mental health chat-line, another monumental venture in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health, empowering those who need an extra helping hand in trying times.
About Bharti Airtel Lanka
Bharti Airtel Lanka (Airtel Lanka) commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka on January 12th, 2009, and was the fastest operator to reach 1 million customers in the country. With its network footprint panned out across the nation and capturing strategic ranking positions in various areas in less than three years of operations, Airtel has emerged as Sri Lanka’s fastest expanding network, thus ensuring coverage across the whole island. Registered under the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel provides digital mobile services which include voice and data services. To learn more, visit www.airtel.lk.