150 year old telegram service to stop from October

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 18:53

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Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that the government has decided to close down the telegram service by the end of next October.

During a media briefing held in Colombo today, the Minister said that the use of fixed lines and mobile telephones have rapidly gone up.

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The Sri Lankan telegram service was inaugurated in 1858 between Colombo and Galle.