Colombo to set up over 100 free wi-fi zones soon

Colombo to set up over 100 free wi-fi zones soon

Colombo, Oct 12 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka will soon launch 100 wi-fi zones in capital Colombo as an initial step to provide free internet throughout the country, a statement by the Prime Minister’s office said here Thursday.

Presently, the Colombo Municipal Council has set up 20 wi-fi zones out of which 10 are already running. Steps are being taken to identify key areas to set up the remaining 80 zones within the city of Colombo, the statement said.
“This programme is aimed at transforming Colombo into a technologically advanced nation,” the statement said.
“In addition, these zones will include facilities for the public to charge their mobile phones while they are on the move,” the statement added.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently said his government hopes to set up over 200 wi-fi zones across the country in order to transform into a digitally advanced nation.
He said the island’s economy could not be strengthened without joining the digital revolution and his government would set up the Wi-Fi zones to provide people with free internet access.