BHARTI-AIRTE-CROSSE-1 MILLION-SRI LANKABharti Airtel Limited, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider today announced that it had crossed the 1 million customers mark in Sri Lanka. Having achieved this remarkable milestone within six months of launch of its services in Sri Lanka, Bharti Airtel Lanka is now the fastest growing mobile services operator in the country.

  • 1 million Sri Lankans now say ‘hello’ with Airtel.
  • Airtel crosses the 1 million customers mark within 6 months of launch.
  • Becomes the fastest growing wireless operator in Sri Lanka.

Sanjay Kapoor, Deputy CEO, Bharti Airtel Ltd said “We are happy to have led the affordability drive in Sri Lanka and we would like to thank our customers for their tremendous response to our call for action”.

“We express our gratitude to the people of Sri Lanka for accepting brand Airtel and we are indeed humbled by the overwhelming faith entrusted upon us”. He further added, “We are delighted to have crossed this milestone within such a short span of time. This achievement further underlines our commitment and strategic intent to the people of Sri Lanka to deliver a technologically superior network and world class services at very affordable prices.”

Amali Nanayakkara, CEO, Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd said “On this occasion, we would like to thank all our customers, partners and various stakeholders along with the Government of Sri Lanka for their constant support and encouragement. All this in turn, enabled us to become the fastest growing wireless operator in Sri Lanka”.

Achieving the 1 million customers mark has largely been attributed to Bharti Airtel Lanka’s innovative offerings as well as the rapid expansion of its network coverage and distribution reach. The unprecedented acceptance of these services has renewed Bharti Airtel Lanka’s confidence to continue with rigor its efforts towards driving efficiencies and delighting its customers. Along with this, the company will continue to concentrate its efforts on extending its network coverage across the remainder of the island, making its services accessible to all Sri Lankans.

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August 18, 2009 3:22 pm 3:22 PM

Please inform the subscriber strengths of each mobile phones

July 30, 2009 11:43 am 11:43 AM

@Sasha J
whatever it is but lankan’s showed interest in indian company is great thing. Also as per news in indian newspapers that Airtel is now promoting their service in sri lanka so extensively than any other company ever. Sri lankans & other companies there are surprised to see that. It shows how strong balance sheet an indian company like bharti airtel have.

Sasha J
July 30, 2009 8:54 am 8:54 AM

Well Airtel did give out hundreds and thousands of FREE sims when they started, and Sri Lankan’s do like freebies.Pp lined up to get FREE Airtel sims.
so ofcourse.. getting ‘1 million’ ‘customers’ is easy peasy for Airtel Lanka.

one person would have 2-4 free sims.
Thing is, not many of them are in use.