Colombo, Sri Lanka; The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and the National Mobile Service provider Mobitel signed an MoU in Colombo yesterday (30th May). As per the MoU, Mobitel will be the Official Telecommunication Partner for the SLRCS.
As per the signed MoU, Mobitel will provide the SLRCS a mobile donation platform (subscription based/on demand) and will support the SLRCS Disaster Response Teams to provide a better service in disaster stricken areas. The Mobitel with the partnership of the SLRCS is to implement special communication programmes and services in our shelter and community building projects as well.
Latest Technology assistance will be also provided to our Disaster Management Operations Rooms and commanding/communication centres. Mobitel’s technology will be an ideal bridge to Red Cross to connect with disaster victims in order to provide relief and rescue in times of natural disasters.
Speaking at the occasion Nalin Perera, the CEO of Mobitel said, “Mobitel’s innovative services are truly enhancing communication, technology, health and IT literacy opportunities for citizens”. “Led by a larger national interest, Mobitel is proud to partner institutions such as the Red Cross who bring much needed relief and support to disaster-affected populations, by applying the latest developments in ICT to bear on such much-needed emergency services for society”.
The President of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Jagath Abeysinghe added, “ Sri Lanka Red Cross Society provided humanitarian support during times of natural disasters and conflicts, or even community emergencies, providing critical services to save lives and provide essentials for survival and dignity of people. In our mission, we need a reliable communications partner who can not only provide advance solutions to streamline our disaster management and community housing projects, but also provide connectivity and enhance our operations. We found these qualities in Mobitel and look forward to enjoying Mobitel’s communication solutions in enhancing our critical operations”.