Free Wi-fi before end of 2018: Premier

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Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday vowed to provide free public Wi-fi facilities before the end of the year.

He said that the facility would be implemented in April for the first time and each village would be connected by the end of the year.

While addressing a United National Party (UNP) election rally in Puttalam he said operating a mobile phone without Wi-fi facility had become one of the biggest issues.

“Everyone has a smart phone but there is an issue with getting access to data. Once the facility is implemented every one can access the internet. We will see what will happen after giving free Wi-fi,” Premier Wickremesinghe said.

“Parents however do not like providing free Wi-fi for youth. Can’t imagine what the girls would do on free Wi-fi.

“We had been in the Opposition for ten years. Do we have to go back there? Do we need to create a ‘Pohottu’ era,” he said.

The Premier requested people who participated at the rally to vote for the UNP to continue the work after the election. (Chatruanga Samarawickrama)

 

 

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  • Darrel Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:36 PM

    Very admirable, what happened to you so-called 100-day plan?

    gagana Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:37 PM

    PM's every election time punch line is free wi-fi. This time, hopefully, people will be not gullible.

    Sincere Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:40 PM

    Before end of 2018 we want to see a clean UNP of Dudley era.

    Roman Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:44 PM

    Sir, I have a better idea.. why not provide uninterrupted electricity to Puttalam district instead? I mean after all they need electricity to charge their smart phones right?

    raj Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:34 PM

    can charge with solar power.

    Haramanis Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:51 PM

    Obviously the PM is taking all of us for fools!!!

    Ceylon Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:53 PM

    He is insulting himself.what happened to previous promise???.

    Ahmed Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:55 PM

    when you say wifi we think of unlimited wifi access with no data restrictions.last time we go restricted wifi access. please be clear with what kind of wifi you will give us

    Don Juan Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:57 PM

    Although the motive is good, may be the uneducated village women folk could misinterpret the massage due to poor hearing.

    Citizen Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:04 PM

    Will it be extremely slow throttled free wi-if!?This is how you people cheat the citizens of this country with false promises.

    Chari Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:05 PM

    Hon Sir, please bring down the cost of living. Food, Gas and Fuel.Technology does not matter to us at all.

    Aruna Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:07 PM

    No WiFi is needed. Please reinstate us to where we were stopped by Jan 08, 2015.

    raj Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:36 PM

    You mean back to the white van era

    Rasheed Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:11 PM

    He gave us Bracelets, then Volkswagon, now free Wi-Fi.

    nalaka Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:14 PM

    Nattal Siya...

    Amal Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:28 PM

    food and shelter comes firs, do all Sri Lankans deserve this

    Dini Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:42 PM

    why again? I thought you have already given it during 100 day program ne

    janaka.perera Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:43 PM

    Another drama,

    Appu Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:57 PM

    I just read some news- a farmer commited siucide- 4 killed when overcrowded train hit a lorry- a businessman gunned down in gampaha- 18 month baby brutally attacked, many more....probably no wifi access for all!

    dana Tuesday, 06 February 2018 02:59 PM

    another Volkswagen. via DM Android App

    Ravi Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:01 PM

    Wi Fi again? I am hungry. Would like some food for now.

    Tuan Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:39 PM

    Another Google Loon...

    nimal maama Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:16 PM

    Just be quite , you said the same thing three years ago. People are not so gullible,

    Sambo Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:20 PM

    Mr. Prime Minister, the people don't live on WiFi. Just do one thing. Bring down the dollar which will bring down the cost living. If you cant do that, just shut up. This is what I have say s a citizen of this country.

    Roger Halliday Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:42 PM

    You promised free WiFi but is it available in Colombo?Let us have the facility not smooth talk. Only promises to fool the people.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:48 PM

    Promise is repeated while the year of implimentation is shifting.

    Citizen Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:28 PM

    So sad to see a Prime Minister so out of touch with the people.

    Ozman Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:33 PM

    You think the innocent people can be fooled repeatedly

    Sincere Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:36 PM

    One time bracelets for boys, then flights to fly vegetables overseas, then volxvagon factory jobs and now wi-fi for all!

    Sujith Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:11 AM

    Don't trust him...peoples are not gullible ...he's trying to mislead us.....


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