Assisting flood affected communities with communications relief


As an emergency crisis response, Airtel Lanka announced that the company has enabled its customers who are residing in flood affected areas, with free talk time and data facilities.

Totalling over LKR 8 million, the telco revealed that daily allowances would be given for five consecutive days from June 7, 2021, to provide communications relief to those affected by the severe floods, helping them stay connected.

“As a responsible network provider, we believe that in times of distress we must proactively assist affected communities with relief and accessibility. We understand that the unfortunate combination of a pandemic, lockdown and floods is extremely difficult to deal with, and hope that this benefit will help those in critical need of it,” said Airtel Lanka Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ashish Chandra.

The provision is given to Airtel users in the areas affected by floods, which include the districts of Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Puttalam and Nuwara Eliya.

Bharti Airtel Lanka:

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Airtel Lanka) commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka on January 12, 2009, and was the fastest operator to reach 1 million customers in the country.

With its network footprint panned out across the nation and capturing strategic ranking positions in various areas in less than three years of operations, Airtel has emerged as Sri Lanka’s fastest expanding network, thus ensuring coverage across the whole island.

Registered under the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel provides digital mobile services which include voice and data services. To learn more, visit