Aug 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to stop the telegram service in the country from the end of October.
Telecommunication & Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said the service would be discontinued from October 31st.
Postal Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has earlier said that transmitting telegrams through a network of postal messengers across the country was too expensive.
According to him, telegrams while being too expensive have competition from e-mail, courier and short message services on mobile phones.
The Telecommunication & Information Technology Ministry says that only an average of about 50 telegrams are being sent on a daily basis.