SLT communication facilities to Atamasthana
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), provided a total voice communication
facility to the Atamasthana (the eight holy places) in the Anuradhapura.
Main reason behind this initiative was to minimize the cost of the
communication needs among Atamasthana religious places. With
establishing a secure and reliable communication network, these
institutions can experience availability of communication services
whenever the need arises.
Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of
Sri Lanka Priyantha Kariyapperuma, with Chairperson, Sri Lanka
Telecom Leisha De Silva Chandrasena. (From left to right):
Ethalwetunuwewa Gnanathilake Thera, Mudagammana Anomadassi Thera,
Mahawa Sri Sangarakkhitha Sumangala Nayaka Thera, Ralapanaawe
Dhammajothi Thera and Pallegama Hemarathana Thera at the event.
The new communication facilities allow these religious institutes to
communicate with relevant authorities and coordinate support services to
ensure to facilitate pilgrim visitors’ security, food and lodging,
utility services etc.
Most prestigious Atamasthana religious places located at the Sri Maha
Bodiya, Ruwanweliseya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiriya,
Jetavanaramaya, Mirisavetiya and Lankaramaya. These are considered to be
the most important places that a Buddhist pilgrim must visit in
An opening ceremony was held recently at the Ruwanweliseya where
traditional religious activities took place under the auspices of
Ruwanweli Saya Viharadhipathi, Pallegama Hemarathana Thera and Isurumuni
Rajamaha Viharadhipathi Mahawa, Sri Sangarakkhitha Sumangala Nayaka
Also participating in the ceremony were Director General/
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka Priyantha
Kariyapperuma, Chairperson/SLT Leisha De Silva Chandrasena, CEO/Sky
Networks M B Herath and General Manager (New Business Development and
Regulatory Matters)/SLT Prabhath Ambegoda and Assistant Director
Consumer Relations of TRC Sriyani Mawellage.
The company’s communication solution features a state-of-the-art PABX
infrastructure as well as inter-branch voice communication via dedicated
connectivity. This enables the minimization of the cost of communication
among the 24 locations including Atamasthana religious places in the
This brings a world of opportunity to communicate with relevant
authorities, as well as coordinating support services that will ensure
the facilitation of pilgrim visitors’, security and utility services.
In terms of geographical coverage, the communication solution
provided direct connectivity to the Archeological Circuit Bungalow, the
President’s House, the Dutugemunu Pilgrims Rest, the Urban Development
Office, the Cultural Triangle Laboratory, Jethawanarama Museum, the
Buddhasrawaka Bhikku University, Archeological Museum as well as the
Army Camps and Police Posts.