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* All Telco operators agree to grant 10% bonus data on internet packages
Wed, Aug 23, 2017, 08:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 23, Colombo: Licensed Telecommunications Operators in Sri Lanka announced that all mobile and fixed line subscribers will be granted a 10% bonus usage on Internet Packages/cards as a special gesture to mark the removal of Telco Levy by the Government.

Operators in a joint statement said that the removal of the Telco Levy on internet by the government is a forward looking move towards improving affordability and creation of a digital Sri Lanka.

This bonus internet offer is subject to the approval by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka and will be implemented along with the removal of Telco Levy on Internet effective 01 September 2017.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera las t week announced that the 10 percent Telecommunication Levy on pre-paid Internet data would be completely removed from September 1. He said the providers had agreed to provide 10 percent additional data to their consumers in response to the Government's move.

 


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