Colombo January 25, 2012: Amidst a ceremony held for retailers by Bharti Airtel Lanka for its retailers, a customer hailing from Batticaloa was declared the first winner of the Airtel Millionaire Promotion.
As part of the promotion, prepaid and postpaid Airtel mobile customers, upon topping up their account or paying a bill worth Rs. 100 or more were awarded a chance to participate in the millionaire lucky draw. Four more draws will also be held fortnightly, rewarding customers with Rs. 1 million each.
Mr. K. Sivalingam from the village of Marapalem in the Senkaladi area of Batticaloa, a village that is deprived of even basic infrastructure facilities was picked as the first of the 5 winners of this promotion and had his prize handed over to him at the Batticaloa Airtel Store. The ceremony was held in the presence of Mr. Selvarasa, the Manager of the store and other government officials.