SLT-Mobitel marks new era of revolutionary ‘Upahara’

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  • Introduces two new exclusive packages, felicitates State sector contribution to the nation

Reaffirming its commitment to recognising those who have gone beyond boundaries in serving the nation, SLT-Mobitel, the National ICT Solutions Provider, introduced two new packages under ‘Upahara’ in celebration of its 15th anniversary celebration at Shangri-La Colombo recently. The event served as a platform in honouring State sector employees and pensioners for their untiring dedication and service. 

In 2008, SLT-Mobitel introduced ‘Upahara’ as a tribute to the State sector employees. Today, the new phase of Upahara is tailored to meet the dynamic needs of the modern State sector employees who are data savvy and seek affordable products that offer value for money. The ceremony was graced by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, secretaries representing State institutions, and distinguished guests of the State sector.

Chief Operating Officer Sudharshana Geeganage in his opening remarks said, “As the National ICT Solutions Provider, SLT-Mobitel is privileged to serve the dedicated citizens who devote their lives to uplifting our economy and nation. Today, the launch of the next phase of Upahara marks a significant milestone in our journey towards empowering the state sector with superior connectivity solutions. As we strive towards fulfilling the Government’s vision in creating a knowledge rich society through DIGIECON 2030, the national digital economy acceleration initiative, Upahara further endorses our commitment to building a digital Sri Lanka through innovation and a promise to bridge the digital divide.”

Over the years, Upahara has played a critical role in bolstering Sri Lanka’s state sector and its contribution towards the national economy. Within three months of its launch in 2008, Upahara reached half a million users and today, Upahara has the power to touch millions of lives due to its exclusive features where each person can obtain up to two connections per package, totalling of four connections from the two packages to stay connected with their families and loved ones. 

Additionally, the highlight of the evening was the invitation of long-standing Upahara customers, representing the true connection they have towards SLT-Mobitel since the inception of Upahara in 2008. Further, 16 representatives from key State categories were also present on the occasion, symbolising how Upahara empowers myriad of sectors encompassing teachers, doctors, nurses, armed forces, and other personnel. Through Upahara, SLT-Mobitel is extending a sincere heartfelt appreciation for their unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in contributing to the progress of the nation and uplifting the economy.

The event highlighted the transformation of Upahara, unveiling two new packages priced at Rs. 499 monthly (excluding taxes) and Rs. 727 monthly (excluding taxes). These packages are designed to cater to the data-centric demands of today’s users, offering substantial data allowances for popular social, educational and navigation apps. 

In addition to the Government sector employees, the Upahara package serves pensioners, clergy, and journalists. Eligible customers can obtain the package by presenting their NIC, Service ID or Pensioner ID. For further information, please visit or dial 1717.