HUTCH together with Department of Posts Sri Lanka extends support during COVID 19

Signs partnership to deliver recharge cards island wide

In collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Mass Media and Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation on a special request made by the Presidential Task Force established to combat COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka, HUTCH has joined hands with the Department of Posts Sri Lanka (DPSL) in delivering much needed recharge cards to doorsteps of all Sri Lankans.

These HUTCH reload cards service both 078 and 072 subscribers with an expiration validity for one year which helps customers stay connected during the present challenging period.

HUTCH subscribers can coordinate with the nearest post office and obtain their recharge cards along with medicinal packages that are delivered by the Postal Department. HUTCH recharge cards will also be made available across most post offices across the country. Through the partnership HUTCH plans to distribute recharge cards via post offices with the medicinal requirement of customers. Subsequently initiating a fully-fledged distribution mechanism through most post offices and sub post offices across the island.

The initiative covers 15 regional offices, 653 main post offices and over 3410 sub post offices around Sri Lanka making it easier for HUTCH subscribers to purchase recharge cards as they stay safe at home.

“We are privileged to be a part of these honorable efforts directed by the Government authorities in charge of this situation, our health sector and Department of Posts. As a responsible corporate citizen we have joined yet another initiative during a very challenging period empowering all communication needs of our valued customers in all parts of the island. I wish to also convey my gratitude towards Minister of Information and Mass Media and Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Hon. Bandula Gunawardena and Department of Posts Sri Lanka for giving us the opportunity to facilitate connectivity to our customers. With the country moving towards normalcy we have the confidence to continue this value addition offering the most affordable services to the whole of Sri Lanka’’, said Manoj Kumar Moses, General Manager Sales, HUTCH.

During the COVID 19 stay at home period the Department of Posts Sri Lanka has arranged a mechanism together with Osu Sala to home-deliver medicines through Whatsapp, Viber and MMS. The Ministry of Health has recognized pharmacies island-wide and the list is accessible through www.health.gov.lk.

The significant tie-up with Department of Posts further extends HUTCH’s reach across the island making it a “Bigger and Better” choice further consolidating HUTCH’s value proposition “Be. Anywhere”.

From left: Department of Posts Deputy Post Master General (Operations) Rajitha Ranasinghe, Department of Posts Post Master General Ranjith Ariyarathna HUTCH Advisor Finance and Operations Bandhunath de Alwis and HUTCH General Manager Sales Manoj Kumar Moses