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 www.airtel.lk 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!