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MOD launches SMS alerts


The Ministry of Defence has introduced a SMS alert service. The aptly named ‘MOD ALERTS’ SMS Service will inform authentic news on national security issues and disaster management emergencies encompassing the whole country and also news clarifications of national security concern. The new service was launched by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) SHS Kottegoda, WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, today.

This new service, mooted by this Ministry is a long felt need that will not only keep the general public abreast of true information but also be an effective tool to prevent the spread of rumours and dis-information that may lead to panic and public commotion.

This is another segment of the relaunching of the Ministry’s official website, www.defence.lk held in late August, this year.

Making the opening remarks, the Coordinating Secretary and Advisor to the Secretary Defence, Suren Dayaratne explained the purpose of the ‘MOD ALERT’ service and its benefits.

The service is the result of the corporation between the Ministry of Defence, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and all Telecommunications Service Providers.

Sri Lanka Telecom, Dialog Axiata PLC, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Lanka Bell Ltd, have all joined hands with the Ministry of Defence for the operation of the new SMS alert service.


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