Press Releases

Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Mobitel-Mahagastotte Festival of Speed 2018

Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera handing over the official sponsorship to Ceylon Motor Sports Club Vice President Shafraz Junaid. Also present were (from left) Mobitel Senior Manager Marketing Indika Amarasuriya and Ceylon Motor Sports Club Head of Training & Marketing Vijitha Wijemanne.
Mobitel is partnering with Ceylon Motor Sports Club to sponsor the eagerly anticipated Mahagastotte Hill Climb Race at Mahagastotte Hill, which has become a regular feature in the motor sports calendar in Sri Lanka. By supporting this legendary race, which dates back to 1934, Mobitel is forging strong ties with the realm of motor sports. The National Mobile Service Provider has been maintaining a high profile by partnering various sporting events which reflects its brand values of caring. Motor sports especially, mirror the high speed Mobitel broadband enjoyed by customers across the country. Mobitel is focused on supporting legendary sporting events that are awaited for by loyal fans. By lending its name to the event, Mobitel is able to highlight these sports that have become a part of the sporting fabric of the country. The races will be held on the 7th and 8th April in Mahagastotte, Nuwara Eliya.
The Ceylon Motor Sports Club, the oldest in Sri Lanka was inaugurated on September 4, 1934, at the Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya and celebrates 84 years this year. Their first meet was a Hill Climb at the Mahagastotte Estate in Nuwara Eliya on 28 September 1934, and is now a regular feature in the Motor Sports calendar. The Mahagastotte Hill Climb has a long history and perhaps could be termed as the birth place of organized motor racing in Sri Lanka or Ceylon as it was known then.
Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Mobitel selects IBM to enhance enterprise mobile security in Sri Lanka

Mobitel Senior General Manager Information Systems Saman Perera exchanging the partnership agreement with IBM Security Asia Pacific Business Unit Executive (SaaS) Vaidyanathan R Iyer
Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, has announced a collaboration with IBM to enhance enterprise mobile security in Sri Lanka. Mobitel will offer enterprise customers IBM MaaS360 with Watson, a comprehensive mobile management solution that allows businesses to fully embrace mobile technology securely and quickly scale deployments throughout their organization.
IBM MaaS360 with Watson combines Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and the integration of augmented intelligence and cognitive technology to provide a higher level of management functionality and far more effective security capabilities. It enables businesses to keep network resources and business assets more secure while still providing freedom to users on a platform that manages and protects devices and things (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, wearables and IoT); people and identity (authentication, authorization, Single Sign On, secure use access); and apps and content.
The collaboration will enhance Mobitel’s position in the local mobile service market and provide a stronger range of enterprise-grade Mobile Management solutions for their customers.
IBM MaaS360 with Watson provides a wide range of containerization options for mobile security that enable corporate and personal information to be separated. This gives customers the flexibility of tiered and layered mobile security to address their varied end-user needs and IT security requirements across users, devices, content and apps. IBM MaaS360 is available as a SaaS offering with options for multiple OS support – Android, iOS and Windows.
Mobitel is committed to nurturing and promoting growth of businesses. Equipped with the latest technology, Mobitel’s goal is to enable the target population to access enterprise solutions that would help them increase their efficiency, productivity and re-engineer processes. Mobitel’s business solutions portfolio provides corporates with enterprise grade, tailor-made solutions with industry leading products and technologies to address all their technology needs.
Mobitel Business Solutions (MBS) is a dedicated division of Mobitel formulated to cater the corporate clients with unique ICT solutions embraced with mobile technologies to realize their fullest business potential. MBS could be contacted through the hotline 0711 717171 or email
Friday, 16th March 2018

Jaffna Central College clinches Mobitel-sponsored ‘Battle of the North’ Big Match title

Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, was the Principal Sponsor of the high profile ‘2018 Battle of the North 111m Cricket Encounter’ organized Jaffna Central College and St. John's College Jaffna, which concluded successfully. The Big Match between the two Jaffna schools was held on 8, 9 & 10th March 2018, with Jaffna Central College emerging triumphant. This annual sporting encounter between the two leading colleges in Jaffna was well attended by students, past pupils, teachers and cricket fans in general in the area. Mobitel extends support to this event because it is one of the most legendary sporting tournaments in the country.
Winning by one wicket, Day one started off with Jaffna Central College winning the toss and electing to bowl on account of the pitch conditions. In the 1st Innings, opposing team St. John’s College was bowled out for 217. The batsmen who made their mark that day from St. John’s were Sheropan D (65), Dinoshan T. (28), Sawmiyan M (22) and Subeedsan J (18) making their presence felt on the pitch. They had to contend with skilled bowling from Jaffna Central’s 
Viyaskanth (4/58) and Thasopan  (3/38).
In response, Jaffna Central put up a robust total of 328 all out, with Jeyatharasan A. (77), Nishan S. (30), Iyalarasan  K. (22), Madushan. S (52), Thasopan S. (49) and Rajclinton R. (54 Not out) scoring for the side. St. John’s College bowlers Kapilraj. K and Abhinach delivered 5/94 and 2/72.
In the 2nd innings, St. John’s put up an almost similar total as their 1st innings, with 219 all out, with batsmen Jathusan V. (50), Shiropan D. (46), Dinoshan T. (33) and Kapilraj K. (50) showing their batting prowess on the field. As for Jaffna Central, the bowlers who made it difficult for their rivals to score were Sujan S. (4/49), Mathusan   (3/30) and Viyaskanth .V (2/60).
In its 2nd Innings, Jaffna Central College was scuttled for 110/9, with Viyaskanth.V. (19), Mathushan . S. (53) and Thushanthan S. (14 not out) trying hard to take the team to a respectable total. The bowlers from St. John’s took 5/45 runs.
The closely fought match resulted in Jaffna Central College emerging the winner by 1 wicket. The Man of the Match prize was awarded to Madushan from Jaffna Central College while the Best Bowler title was bagged by Kapilraj of St. John’s. The Best All-rounder title winner was Jathusan from St. John’s. 
The Limited Over match between the two rivals will be held on 17th March 2018.