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Sri Lankan postmen now carry bills and reloads!

Most of the letters nowadays that the ubiquitous postman delivers at your doorstep are bills, bills and more bills! With the now-generation of letter-writing through email, fax or SMS, gone are the days when the postman comes ringing his weather-beaten bell with loads of letters from family or friends. Even the era of cards during a festival like Christmas or the New Year will soon die a natural death – as the years go by – with Internet cards, etc.

Ready to deliver!

However to make the postal delivery boys a more attractive service, a mobile company has helped sign up for the postman to deliver pre-paid mobile cards across 25 districts in the country. “So they are not only delivering the bills but the product that ensures a ‘big’ bill,” joked one resident in Colombo.

It’s all about convenient living. The new scheme brings together Sri Lanka Post and Sri Lanka Telecom-Mobitel in which pre-paid Reload to Mobitel SMART Pre Paid customers will be delivered at their doorstep.

Sri Lanka Post has 7750 postmen with the ability to reach nearly 4.5 million households across the island. In addition to selling the Mobitel SMART Reload at a customer’s home, this news service also enables Mobitel Uphara,Post Paid and M3 broadband bill payments over 640 Post offices and 3500 Sub Post offices will offer Mobitel SMART Reload.

The districts where a Reload can be obtained through postmen are Puttalam, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Colombo, Kegalle, Kandy, Matale, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Ampara, Monaragala, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle, Matara and Hambantota.This service will be available in the Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Killinochchi, Vavuniya and Mannar districts, shortly.

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