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Government Official SMS news alert service re-launched

Picture by: Saman Sri Wedage

The re-launching ceremony of the government official SMS news alert service functioned by the Government Information Department was held torday at the Department premises under the patronage of Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Rambukwella said that the main objective of re-launching the SMS news alert service is to provide trustworthy, accurate and reliable news to the public.

Recalling two previous instances where the government had to take the decision of cancelling the license of news providers for publishing wrong information, the Minister stressed the importance of paying more attention to the accuracy and reliability of news.

The Minister stressed the importance of safeguarding and promoting the public trust and confidence in the Government Information Department.

This SMS alert service is currently available on Mobitel and Dialog mobile networks and anybody can activate the service from Mobitel by typing REG (space) and sending a SMS to 2299, from Dialog by typing info and sending a SMS to 678.