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SLT MUVE RIDESHARING SERVICE SHAKE UP THE MARKET PLACE IN SRI LANKA

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Caption from Left: Jayantha Jayasekara, GM-Finance & Admin, SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd, Malraj Balapitiya, CEO of SLT muve and SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd, Vajira Jayasooriya, Co-Founder, Director – muve, Australia, Kasun Delgolla, CTO, SLT muve.

SLT group further diversify in to smart transport industry - “SLT muve” ridesharing service shake up the market place in Sri Lanka

  • “SLT muve” will be the most trusted, safe and reliable mode of smart transport in Sri Lanka.
  • Data-free access to 'SLT muve' mobile apps through a Mobitel connection.

Colombo, Sri Lanka – By revolutionizing the country’s connected mobility services and traditional taxi services industries, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), through its Digital services subsidiary company, SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd (SLTDS). SLTDS is set to offer ride-sharing services in Sri Lanka under the brand name of “SLT muve”.

SLTDS officially announced its innovative transport service on 11th Tuesday, June 2019 at a special event at the Nelum Pokuna, Colombo. The smart transportation platform “SLT muve” was launched in Sri Lanka after a successful months-long trial around the city of Colombo and western province.

The “SLT muve” app aims to provide its driver partners with a mutually beneficial partnership that is unparalleled to any other similar service existing in the country; while also delivering an experience that is economical, safe and reliable to passengers.

This initiative aims to rectify issues in the industry around fairness, reliability, quality and value for money. “SLT muve” will overcome these challenges by offering a robust app with 24-hour support center for riders and drivers, stronger privacy protocols, driver training, clean and safe vehicles, and the ability for riders to share their transport itinerary with friends or family. “SLT muve” also pledges to put fairness at the heart of its decision-making and continue to adopt and encourage sharing economy initiatives.

For over 160 years, SLT group has been enabling opportunities and fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of all Sri Lankans – from delivering basic connectivity to an ever-evolving range of applications that distinguish the ICT industry today. Today, SLT group is on a transformational journey to transition from a communications service provider into a digital service provider and become the nation’s preferred digital lifestyle provider.

“We are a socially responsible company and believe all who work with us, or use services we provide are stakeholders. We have a responsibility to be fair and to give something back to all involved. I believe Sri Lanka has diversified mobility needs, a business-friendly environment and an inclusive culture," said by Mr Vajira Jayasooriya, Co-Founder, Director – muve, Australia expressing his views at the launch of Telco giant’s smart transportation platform “SLT muve”.

Despite some existing players in the local rideshare space, the Telco giant powered SLT MUVE will be the first to pioneer a unique range of features & options for both driver partners and riders or passengers. “SLT muve” will have key differentiations of; In-app features, benefits through SLT group synergy including Mobitel & PEO TV products including data-free access to 'SLT muve' through Mobitel, and corporate partner services of; Financial, Insurance and related other services.

“We believe there is a gap in the market for a high quality, safe and cost-effective mode of transport. The focus will be on greater Colombo initially and then expand our services to other high demand areas. Being a trusted company for 160 years, we are truly committed to treating our driver partners with care and aim to raise their living standards. We are confident about our drivers’ job security. We actively follow a zero-tolerance discrimination policy. A unique feature of our app will be a transparent driver commission structure. Also, continuous driver training and driver loyalty programs are unique to our business. For riders, we offer an improved car condition policy, and we consider rider safety one of our fundamental responsibilities. To build loyalty, we must maintain trust in the brand over a long period of time.” Said by Mr. Malraj Balapitiya, CEO of SLT muve and CEO of SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd.

About “SLT muve” - www.muve.lk

“SLT muve” is a smart transport service which is fully powered by Sri Lanka Telecom, the pioneer telecommunication leader in Sri Lanka. “SLT muve” is built around the core value ‘always give more’ to give more back to riders, drivers and the community. Our drivers get the highest benefits in the market. With happy drivers, we make sure our riders are always happy. For our riders, we offer more affordable rides and many more value additions. For the community, we will be having scores of corporate social responsibility initiatives throughout our journey to uplift the society.

SLT Digital Services Launched “WEB4U”

Creating a website for your business has never been so easy

SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt.) Ltd., the Digital Info Services and Directory Information arm of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) recently launched the latest addition to its Digital product portfolio - the “WEB4U” website creation service. This an especial digital service offered by SLT Digital Info Services (SLTDS) that provides an exclusive online platform offering web pages and websites created at a minimal cost for small and medium scale enterprises (SME) which have limited budgets. It empowers SME entrepreneurs to attractively promote their business online via an individualized website of their own.

Customers are offered free trials and a range of packages starting from LKR 200/- per month onward. These can be selected to include preferred customized features such as Dedicated or Sub domains, Pages extending to 25, Dedicated mobile optimized site, Product catalogs, .Com (dot com) domain, Email accounts, Search Engine Optimization, Logo creation, Content writing, Social media channel creation with the maintenance and management being undertaken on behalf of the client via an easy payment scheme.

“We believe this is an excellent opportunity for small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) looking for innovative ways to increase their revenue and create brand awareness. The Web4U initiative is a timely need for the Sri Lankan market where businesses can make their online presence felt to achieve all of their business goals on a limited budget despite challenging economic conditions in our country. The Web4U development initiative will help businesses to have a creative design, which are visually appealing and user friendly websites built at affordable prices that cater to the specific requirements of clients”, said by Mr. Malraj Balapitiya, CEO of SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd.

WEB4U has the strategy, creativity and technology to fulfill unique website requirements. Our websites guarantee fast business growth by presenting your brand in the most innovative manner that can be easily understood by the target audience. Our talented pool of web designers, graphic artists and content writers will ensure that visitors to your site are quickly converted into customers.

If you are an SME or new business looking to host a website to promote your company on a limited budget, we can provide you with a unique, professional website that will ensure that every Rupee spent on your website is not in vain but a money generating investment that is well made.

Commenting further Mr. Balapitiya said, “The necessity of an online presence for businesses is an undeniable necessity today. You might have tried to create a website yourself and encountered barriers such as finding a trustworthy company that helps to host a website at a nominal fee. Our solution is perfect for you, if you are someone having the above concerns. We, being a trustworthy company have decided to empower businesses like yours to bridge the gap in the market by providing the perfect solution “WEB4U”.

WEB4U (www.web4u.lk) is an affordable and cost effective web design service offered by SLTDS with a special focus on enabling and empowering SMEs and new businesses to prosper. We create professional websites that are value for money. Our creative, visually appealing and user friendly websites can be the ideal promotional tool that can help accelerate your business growth to greater dimensions.

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SLT Rainbow Pages now providing services through newest digital platforms

SLT Digital Info Services - Digital Platforms Sri Lanka Telecom is the pioneer telecommunication solutions provider of the nation that has always been in the forefront when it comes to catering the telecommunication requirements of Sri Lanka.

SLT Rainbow Pages, which is an affiliated institution of the SLT Group, is the leading communication entity that has enabled its customers to obtain information on goods and services conveniently by publishing Sri Lanka’s most organised telephone directory.

Taking its services to the next level and with the objective bringing together important telephone numbers out of more than 1.5 million SLT fixed line connections and mobile connections that have surpassed the entire Sri Lankan population which is 22 million in numbers, the SLT Rainbow Pages is now providing its services through newest digital platforms including mobile apps.

The SLT Rainbow Pages will publish directories dedicated to various fields in order to gain the contribution of small and medium scale industries to the national service it is rendering, by publishing Sri Lanka’s only Business Directory, which has brought together various business entities and state institutions. In addition, the SLT Rainbow Pages has planned a new project to embark an extensive national service by bringing together professionals who provide services on daily wages.

The main objective of this initiative is to help all the institutions that provide services throughout the country including the professionals who build their economy from work on daily basis to generate more income while supporting the Sri Lankan Government’s policy on digitalising all the institutions according to the e-government policy. Under this project, information from primary professionals of the society including plumbers and electricians to institutions that provide large scale services will be collected. As an example, if there is water leak in a home or in an institution, owner of that building can call the 24 hour hotline which is due to be introduced shortly. Subsequently, a SMS with the contact numbers of the plumbers close by will be sent to the party who requires the service. They will be able to obtain a trustworthy service by simply dialling those numbers. The objective is to collect the information of the professionals and institutions that provide such services throughout the country.