Mobitel provides new Wi-Fi service for inbound tourists


March 2014| 206 views

Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Diyawadana Nilame – Sri Dalada Maligawa handing over the ceremonial first ticket to a tourist at the Sri Dalada Maligawa’s ticket counter

Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Diyawadana Nilame – Sri Dalada Maligawa handing over the ceremonial first ticket to a tourist at the Sri Dalada Maligawa’s ticket counter

The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel has embarked on a new initiative to provide free Wi-Fi services to the Sri Dalada Maligawa, offering an informative online guide to tourists who visit the historic temple.

The new Wi-Fi service will facilitate inbound tourists who visit the temple to access the internet, and will also enable them to use an interactive voice guide which would direct them through each part of the temple. This voice guide will be available in multiple languages, in order to cater to tourists from a variety of nationalities.

“Our primary aim is to ensure that those who visit the temple are well-informed about its rich history, and spread the word to others. The Dalada Maligawa is the pivot of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and it is important that we impress upon the large numbers of inbound tourists who visit the temple each year, its importance,” Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Diyawadana Nilame – Sri Dalada Maligawa said during the launch of the Wi-Fi facility.

Meanwhile Kapila Chandrasena, Acting CEO – Mobitel also expressed his views, “Mobitel’s key objective with the launch of this new initiative is to assist the Dalada Maligawa towards generating more publicity and to encourage more tourist visits to the temple. As the National Mobile Service Provider, it is Mobitel’s duty to contribute towards such initiatives, and we will look at providing similar services at other historical and cultural sites in the future as well.”