After years of planning & months of testing, Dish TV Sri Lanka have officially commenced operations in Sri Lanka. The website reported earlier www.dishtv.lk is now operational & the customer care hotline is (011) 5 111 222.
However the channel list leaves much to be desired with mainly Indian channels & not many Tamil or popular Hindi channels either. It's surprising that even parent company operated Zee Channels have not been included in the lineup. The package costs Rs 317 inclusive of taxes which is nothing compared to the rentals of other local providers but in terms of channel lineup (http://dishtv.lk/pack.html) too Dish TV offers nothing except for the few local channels provided.
The launch offerings have fallen well short of expectations & to survive in the market the offering should be made more attractive. With this lineup they will not be able to lure local Dish TV India subscribers to shift either.
Hopefully more channels will arrive soon & better sooner than later.