Mobitel, Exclusive Mobile Communications Partner for Papal visit to Sri Lanka

Friday, 12 December 2014 04:05 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Mobitel announced that the Catholic Church of Sri Lanka has chosen the National Mobile Service Provider as the Exclusive Mobile Communications Partner for the forthcoming Papal visit scheduled for next month. Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on 13 January 2015. During his three-day visit (13-15), His Holiness will celebrate a mass for the Catholics of Sri Lanka at Galle Face Green, where thousands of faithful devotees are expected to participate and witness the canonisation of the Apostle of Sri Lanka, Blessed Joseph Vaz. Commenting on the partnership with the Information and Media Secretariat for Pope’s Visit 2015, Mobitel Senior General Manager – Marketing Nalin Perera stated: “We are truly humbled to be a part of this momentous occasion as Sri Lanka witnesses the visit of the highest religious honour in the world, after 20 long years. At Mobitel, our mission has always been to                       ‘Care, Share and Deliver’, and to connect people to this gracious occasion is a remarkable and a touching opportunity.  “Mobitel would power live updates to the people across the country and worldwide to view and to receive real time information about the historic event which would attract millions of viewers globally. Given Mobitel’s unparalleled expertise in the field of mobile communications and ICT infrastructure, we are truly confident on our partnership as the telecommunication giant to see this event through to a grand success.” “We are thankful to Mobitel for extending their good will in support of this jubilant occasion as we celebrate the visit of His Holiness to Sri Lanka. Mobitel has generously provided its invaluable support and ICT expertise which will grant millions of people the privileged opportunity to witness a live web feed of the arrival of His Holiness as well as participate for the Eucharistic Mass which is scheduled to be held at the Galle Face Green. In addition, WiFi solutions to delegates and media personnel at the required venues and their technical know-how are among a gallant of services extended by Mobitel in view of this event,” said Spokesperson for the Pope’s Visit in Colombo Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando.