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Thursday, 27th April 2017

Mobitel Launches Revolutionary Digital Recharge System in Sri Lanka  

Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel sustains its lead at the forefront of the mobile commerce revolution in the country by pioneering the Digital Recharge System for the first time ever in the country. Delivering on its commitment to simplify service offerings to its customers and retail partners, Mobitel is proud to introduce this technology to the local market. The mobile services operator has rolled out innovative services in recent months and this massive leap in the digitalization of its services through the Digital Recharge System serves to reinforce its credentials as the ICT leader in the telecom sector. 

Mobitel’s new Digital Recharge System enhanced customer convenience in a myriad ways. Currently, Pre-Paid Mobile customers are using Recharge Scratch Cards & Reloads to top up their accounts. With the Launch of Mobitel’s Digital Recharge system, retailers can use a POS machine and print their own recharge cards to issue to their customers. This POS Machine enables the retailer to have one wallet for both recharge cards & reloads. The machine also facilitates various promotions, discount programmes and other initiatives to be conducted. Customers can even make Post-Paid bill payments through the POS machines and retail partners can print out Data and IDD Cards as needed.
 
The mobile nature of the POS machine, which is similar to a phone, can be easily carried on the go directly to the customer without waiting for the customer to visit the outlet itself. This will offer greater customer convenience, while providing inclusion and connectivity for all equally. Mobitel is the first mobile services operator to introduce this system in Sri Lanka.
 
 
Mr. Chandika Vitharana – Senior General Manager, Sales & Channel Development, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, addressing the gathering. 
 
 
L- R: Mr. Abraham John – Manager, Operations & Business Development, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Joy P Samuel – Group Finance Director, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. M.C. Varghese – Director/ General Manager, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Chandika Vitharana, Senior General Manager, Sales & Channel Development, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Isuru  Dissanayaka, Senior General Manager Marketing, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
 
 
Mr. Chandika Vitharana, Senior General Manager, Sales & Channel Development, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, presenting the first Digital Recharge card receipt to Mr. M.C. Varghese – Director/ General Manager, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Also present were Mr. Abraham John – Manager, Operations & Business Development, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Joy P Samuel – Group Finance Director, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. M.C. Varghese – Director/ General Manager, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr Saman Perera, Senior General Manager, Information Systems, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. Isuru Dissanayaka, Senior General Manager Marketing, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
 
 
Mr. Chandika Vitharana, Senior General Manager, Sales & Channel Development, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, handing over the first POS Machine to Mr. Jerry Janson - Proprietor of Apple Mobile. Also present were Mr. Joy P Samuel – Group Finance Director, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. M.C. Varghese – Director/ General Manager, One Prepay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr Saman Perera, Senior General Manager, Information Systems, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. Isuru Dissanayaka, Senior General Manager Marketing, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
 
Wednesday, 5th April 2017

mCash rewards key stakeholder groups at mCash Infinity Awards 2016

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel’s mobile money platform, mCash, held its eagerly anticipated mCash Infinity Awards 2016 for the second consecutive year in recognition of the outstanding contribution by key stakeholder groups such as mCash Retailers, Distributors and Sales Staff. Held at the Taj Samudra Colombo, this edition of the mCash Infinity Awards 2016 was for stakeholder groups in the Colombo District. At this event, channel partners received a total of 150 awards ranging from return air tickets and cash prizes for the stakeholder groups. Similar awards events will be held for other regions, bringing the total awards distributed by the second quarter of 2017 to 1,000. The mCash Infinity Awards is a key motivational tool for stakeholders and a fitting way for the company to show its appreciation to partners for their contribution through the year.

Indika Chathuranga being awarded the prize for ‘Distributor Winner, Kalutara District’ by Mobitel Senior General Manager Sales & Channel Development Chandika Vitharana and Mobitel Senior General Manager Human Resources / Legal & Regulatory Affairs Namal Ratnayake

 

Lakshan Liyanage being awarded the prize for ‘Retailer Winner, Gampaha District’ by Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera

 

M.C.M. Fazeen being awarded the prize for ‘Retailer - 1st Runner Up, Kalutara District’ by Mobitel Senior General Manager Sales & Channel Development, Chandika Vitharana and Mobitel Senior General Manager Human Resources / Legal & Regulatory Affairs Namal Ratnayake
 
 
 
Mohammed Baaj being awarded the prize for ‘Retailer Winner Kalutara District’ by Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera
 
 
 
Mohan Perera being awarded the prize for ‘Retailer Winner - Colombo District’ by Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera
 
 
 
 
Karunadasa Ginthotage being awarded the prize for ‘Retailer - 2nd Runner Up, Colombo District’ by Mobitel Senior General Manager Marketing Isuru Dissanayaka and Mobitel Head of Mobile Financial Services Kalhara Gamage
 

 

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Nalin Perera appointed as CEO of Mobitel

 
 
Nalin Perera has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. He started his career at Mobitel in 2001 as General Manager Marketing and progressed to the positions of Senior General Manager Marketing and Senior General Manager Contact Centre Operations respectively. He also held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and took over the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer at Mobitel in 2015. A veteran of Sri Lanka’s Mobile Telecommunications industry, his strong track record makes him the natural choice to lead the company on a forward momentum to the next phase of its evolution. He brings to the table strong insights into product and channel development, human resource management and more importantly, his understanding of the telecommunication industry as a whole, apart from his expertise in mobile telephony. His contribution to Mobitel has earned the company many accolades, including several local and international awards. 
 
In an illustrious career spanning three decades of working with several leading international and local businesses, his experience in the Mobile Telecommunication industry is synonymous with its history in Sri Lanka since it was introduced in 1989. He commenced his career in mobile telephony with Celltel in 1989. His own success within the Millicom Group was stellar. Having joined as a Market Development Executive at Celltel, he rose to become General Manager, Sales and Marketing, within a short period of time. He was seconded to Cambodia and Philippines during his tenure with the Millicom Group. 
 
Furthermore, Nalin led the introduction of the Pre-Paid concept to Sri Lanka and its entire supportive eco system which revolutionized the mobile industry and was the main contributor for the rapid growth in the sector in Sri Lanka. Subsequent to the launch of the Pre-Paid service, he also pioneered several revolutionary products and services such as Value Added Services and Enterprise Business Solutions. 
 
Nalin holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (UK) and is a Chartered Marketer (UK). He has obtained his Master of Business Studies from the University of Colombo.
 
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