Ceylinco General Insurance announced that it has partnered with the Sri Lanka Postal Service to offer third party insurance policies to customers through the country’s postal network. In a bid to create ease of access for customers, the third party insurance policies will be available from over 4,610 post offices and sub post offices around the island, as well as through over 8,000 postmen. This service includes all third party policies offered for motor cycles, three wheelers, hand tractors and motor vehicles through Ceylinco General Insurance.
The third party insurance policy offered by Ceylinco General Insurance is unique because it is the only policy that will compensate the policy holder for the full market value of the motor cycle if it is condemned due to an accident. Additionally, the policy holder also receives a Rs. 50,000 personal accident cover.
The general public can now avail themselves of this service from the comfort of their own homes as the third party policies are available through over 8,000 postmen who visit homes in all parts of the island.
Image caption : Former Minister for Muslim Religious Affairs and Posts Mr. M.M.A Halim issuing the first policy at the General Post Office in Colombo, while Postmaster General Mr. Rohana Abeyratne, Ceylinco General Insurance CEO Mr. Ajith Gunawardena and Ceylinco General Insurance Managing Director Mr. Patrick Alwis look onColombo, Friday 20th March: Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunication service provider, Dialog Axiata, is adding further value to its innovative mobile insurance offering with the introduction of third party motor insurance together with Ceylinco Insurance.
At the outset the mobile vehicle insurance is available only for motorcycles, and subscribers simply need to dial #107# from their Dialog mobiles, and select Insurance in the USSD menu and follow the simple instructions to activate their third party insurance via Ceylinco insurance. This service is open to all Dialog mobile subscribers, and the insurance premiums can be added to users’ monthly mobile bill or deducted from pre-paid credit. Following registration, customers will then receive a call from Ceylinco Insurance, and upon confirmation of details and PIN number the customer will then receive the insurance card via post within 48 hours. Ceylinco 3rd party insurance is the only 3rd party insurance that offers compensation in the event the motor cycle is condemned due to an accident. Ceylinco 3rd party motor cycle insurance pays compensation up to the market value of the motor cycle.
The launch of third party insurance cover via mobiles follows the successful introduction of accident and hospitalization cover via mobile phones, which is popular amongst all segments of Sri Lankans. Mobile Insurance provides greater convenience to customers as they can obtain insurance cover and make payments on the go, with the added benefit of safety and security for life and property.
Dialog is the only mobile service provider to offer insurance products under its value-added service offering, and has tied up with a number of leading service providers to offer a comprehensive suite of insurance services to customers. Proud to be the pioneer in the mobile insurance category, Dialog is looking to expand its insurance product offering in time to come.
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Roshan Ranasinghe – General Manager, Patrick Alwis – Director / Deputy Chief Executive Director , Ajith Gunawardena – Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer Ceylinco Insurance –General City Office, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Group Chief Executive – Dialog Axiata PLC, Anthony Rodrigo – Group Chief Information Officer – Dialog Axiata PLC, Chinthana Jayasekara Head – Mobile Commerce, Loyalty & Partner Management Dialog Axiata PLC.
About Dialog Axiata PLC
Dialog Axiata PLC, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka’s largest and fastest growing mobile telecommunications network. The Company is also one of the largest listed companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization. Dialog is also Sri Lanka’s largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totalling over USD 1.7 billion.
Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the late 90’s, propelling the nation’s mobile telephony infrastructure to a level of advancement on par with the developed world. The company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base in excess of 8.7 Million Sri Lankans, via 2.5G and 3G/3.5G and 4G networks. In April 2013, the company secured the distinction of becoming the first service provider in South Asia to launch mobile 4G FD-LTE services. The company was also the first service provider in South Asia to launch 3G services in 2006. Dialog also provides a comprehensive suite of International Roaming Services across a global footprint comprising of more than 200 countries, and operates a wide portfolio of international telecommunication services, including but not limited to retail and wholesale international voice and data services.
Dialog Axiata supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets through its fully owned subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Ltd (DBN) and Dialog Television (Private) Ltd., (DTV).
DBN is Sri Lanka’s second largest Fixed Telecommunications provider. DBN serves residential and enterprise customers with voice, broadband, lease lines and customized telecommunication services. DBN has the distinction of being the first telecommunications operator in Sri Lanka to launch 4th Generation LTE High Speed Broadband Services. DBN is also a leading provider of Radio and Optical Fibre based transmission infrastructure facilities. DTV operates a Direct-to-Home (DTH) Digital Satellite TV service and is the market leader in Sri Lanka’s Pay TV sector. DTV supports a broad array of international and local content in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) formats alongside a wide portfolio of Sri Lankan television channels and delivers high quality infotainment to a viewer base in excess of 350,000 Sri Lankan Households.
Dialog is an ISO 9001 certified company and has received numerous local and international awards including the National Quality Award, Sri Lanka Business Excellence Award, and 3 successive GSM World Awards. At the SLIM-Nielsen People’s Choice Awards 2013, Dialog was voted by Sri Lankan consumers as the Telecom Service Provider of the Year in addition to being named the Internet Service Provider of the Year.