Mobile Channel

April 23, 2007 (LBO) –, Sri Lanka’s only listed dot com which operates a service where doctors could be channeled online, says its service is now available through the mobile operator Mobitel. Mobitel said the service would be available for both pre-paid and post paid customers, by dialing 225.

“I believe that this new alliance will provide our customers with the benefits of convenience, low cost and timeliness; elements which are of value in this hectic day and age, Mobitel Chief Executive Suren Amarasekara said in a statement.

eChannelling CEO, Sidath Chandrasena, says signing up Mobitel would improve public access to healthcare services in a ‘convenient and cost effective manner from anywhere at anytime.’

E-Channelling is now controlled by Hemas Holdings, also a listed company.

Mobitel has around a million subscribers and is owned by Sri Lanka Telecom.

In January 2004, the company launched its fullfledged GSM network that is EDGE/GPRS enabled and designed to operate on dual bands. The firm says it is investing in 3G and GSM service and is planning to widen its 600 base stations network to 1500 base stations by the end of 2007.