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Sri Lanka: Bharti Airtel – Coming soon?

The question most who phoned our office last week asked was: When Bharti Airtel will start its Sri Lanka operations? We have no clue why they assumed LIRNEasia is linked to the Indian telco that plans to launch its operation in Sri Lanka shortly. So our polite answer was: Sorry, we do not know and we do not have Bharti Airtel phone number.

The website too was not much of help. It like a massive bill board in front of a cinema hall, just says ‘Coming Soon’. Please do not mistake the guy in the middle to be Santa. You might not see him anytime within the festive reason. Looks like Bharti Airtel’s initial plans to start its operations in December is not going to materialise.

If someone knows better, please update us. We’re all ears!

48 Comments to Sri Lanka: Bharti Airtel – Coming soon?

  1. Jayathilaka B.A.P.D.'s Gravatar Jayathilaka B.A.P.D.
    December 16, 2008 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I request to launch the sims soon as possible.

  2. suranga's Gravatar suranga
    December 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I want to know when u launch & your facilities.

  3. suranga's Gravatar suranga
    December 16, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    are u launch 18th december suarly?

  4. Pissek's Gravatar Pissek
    December 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    @Suranga, did u mean 18th December 2009….???

  5. WTF's Gravatar WTF
    December 20, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Dear Moderator,

    By looking at this blog post, which i can observe is that, there are some people who wants to make this topic always active by putting up nonsense posts just saying ‘Welcome Airtel, We are waiting for you’, ‘I love you Airtel’, ‘My ass is always with you, airtel’, ‘Airtel, you are my life’…etc etc. What does this mean?

    I can clearly say one thing, LIRNEASIA is giving free publicity to a cellular company who hasn’t even launch yet, while there are so many valuable players in the market.

    This is the first post
    “Bharti Airtel hopes to enter Sri Lankan telecom market this year”

    There is one more topic;
    “Bharti Airtel to launch Sri Lanka operations in December 2008″

    Another one;
    “Sri Lanka: Bharti Airtel – Coming soon?”

    All these three topics are really really active…
    But non of them are info-rich. They all just bullshit, with some idiotic wishes & complements.

    Next thing is, we are at the end of 2008, end of December. But we don’t see any sign of ‘Airtel’ launch in Sri Lanka. So, what’s the meaning of this topic? Does this topic valid after this year. You can keep this topic forever, if you want to keep alive the shitting memories ‘Airtel’ launch in Srilanka. It just refreshes the inefficiency of an unsuccessful investment.

    I can see one CSR activity by keeping this topic further open. That is you are providing a solution to ‘Unemployment’ in Srilanka. I don’t know, how many Srilankans found jobs via this post, which is truely amazing. Keep it up LIRNEASIA. You are doing a great job.

    My recommendation:

  6. shanaka amarasinghe's Gravatar shanaka amarasinghe
    December 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    no ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  7. Airtel Fan's Gravatar Airtel Fan
    January 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I want to know, when you are going release the sims………………………………………
    We thought it will be released in the year 2K9………

  8. January 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink
  9. January 3, 2009 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    This is not a official Release But I Heared That They Will Launch On 6ht or 10th.

    (Yesterday is saw The Negombo Branch Door Is Half Opened And Some People Are Moving Thing Here And There,

    And Airtel Has Provided Their Dealer Boards To The Shops)

    Any How As I Know They Are Now Preparing To Launch Soon As Possible And They Are Checking Their Towers or May Be They Have Finished IT.

    Surely I Can Say That Their Launch Will Be On Before March.

  10. Imran Samsudeen's Gravatar Imran Samsudeen
    January 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink


  11. January 6, 2009 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    i want to sim

  12. saminda's Gravatar saminda
    January 6, 2009 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    i want ti sim

  13. Ilham's Gravatar Ilham
    January 6, 2009 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    When broad band will be Launch? is it 3G?

  14. sajith's Gravatar sajith
    January 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Airtel is good
    Please mail to your rates

  15. January 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    hello welcome

  16. January 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I want registration on your company.

  17. indika laksiri's Gravatar indika laksiri
    January 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Please mail to your rates ,I want registration on your company

  18. rajitha's Gravatar rajitha
    January 7, 2009 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Please mail me your rates,I want registration on your company.

  19. Jayasundera's Gravatar Jayasundera
    January 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Hello Sri Lanka….Welcome to Sri Lanka,I want to AIRTEL sim, Please send me a application and your rates.

    Best wishes

  20. a.a noordeen's Gravatar a.a noordeen
    January 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Hello! Welcome to Sri Lanka,I want a AIRTEL sim, Please send me a application and your rates.

  21. Raveendran's Gravatar Raveendran
    January 7, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Hello! Welcome to Sri Lanka,Please send me a application and your rates.

    January 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    whats the facilities AIRTEL have in the INTERNET

  23. Eswaralingam's Gravatar Eswaralingam
    January 8, 2009 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    I want to Airtel Sim

    January 8, 2009 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I like a airtel sim when will you relized that

  25. Haneefa Mohamed Rafeek's Gravatar Haneefa Mohamed Rafeek
    January 8, 2009 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Please send me rates

  26. ruwan's Gravatar ruwan
    January 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    What are the facilities offered by u for sri Lankans

  27. riyasath's Gravatar riyasath
    January 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    pls i need best rate sent me aplicason

  28. narendre's Gravatar narendre
    January 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    hello welcome to srilanka,what a the facilities for airtel mobile.
    i like to joing u a company.

  29. January 8, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Permalink
  30. sameera's Gravatar sameera
    January 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    pls send rates, facilities and application form.

  31. Arshard's Gravatar Arshard
    January 10, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    when r ull relesing the Airtell sims?
    and what r the rates?????????

  32. January 11, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I first of all thank Lirnasia for having created this forum. But, it makes me so sad by reading what the majority of visitors to the site have posted. I have seen so many times in other forums too that these Sri Lankan guys grossly neglect the rules and norms of a forum and just go wild with their fantasies like. I am afraid they even don’t read the other posts of the forum. These poor souls must not be allowed to post actually.

  33. January 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    We Would Like To Use Airtel…
    Coming Soon..
    Want Network Coverage To Our Radawana Town (Gampaha)
    Contact :0771135518

  34. January 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Permalink


    January 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Dear Madam /Sir,
    Please appoint/issue me an agency contract for the sale of your Mobile Sims in the Eastern Provonce.

    Thanking you

    Yours Faithfully,

  36. Malshani Gunawardena's Gravatar Malshani Gunawardena
    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Please send me rates

  37. SISIRA's Gravatar SISIRA
    January 12, 2009 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    plese send me rates

  38. ATTYGALA's Gravatar ATTYGALA
    January 12, 2009 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    well come to sri lanka. please send me a application and your rates. i want a AIRTEL sim.

  39. Shoban's Gravatar Shoban
    January 12, 2009 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    well cum 2 s.lanka. please send me a appliacation form and your fully details.

  40. Aruna's Gravatar Aruna
    January 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    plese send me rates

  41. January 12, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    please send your rates


  42. km rila's Gravatar km rila
    January 12, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Plz snd ur rates

  43. January 13, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    i want to know about your facilities

  44. Godpri's Gravatar Godpri
    January 14, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I want to get a online sim application to register.

  45. P.G.Rohan Rathnayaka's Gravatar P.G.Rohan Rathnayaka
    January 17, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I want airtel cupple sim imidiatly.

  46. Saliya's Gravatar Saliya
    January 18, 2009 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Rohan, go n fly a kite
    ubata couple sim oonenan gihin ganin mobitel eken hari dialog eken hari,
    airtel eken ithin hulan thama….’Hulantel’ saks

  47. lakshila's Gravatar lakshila
    January 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I want to get a online sin application to register and phone rates

  48. malinda's Gravatar malinda
    November 7, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I like to joint to airtel


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