April 25, 2009 (LBO) – Dialog, Sri Lanka’s largest telco, has made available news from the government’s department of information through its popular short message service (SMS), the company said. “Access to information plays a key role in the development process of a country and we believe that educating and informing its people is the first step towards achieving this, and this is what we aim to do through this partnership,” Sri Lanka’s information minister Anura Yapa said in a statement.
The service can be activated by typing ‘info’ and sending to 678.
“Mobile devices have become an effective platform for dissemination and consumption of news and infotainment, and we are confident that this partnership will contribute to the dissemination of information responsibly across multiple boundaries,” chief marketing officer of Dialog Telekom said.
Dialog already offers news from Derana, Daily Mirror, JNW News, Daily News and Lanka Business Online via SMS text messages.