The first sms alert was පොළොන්නරුව පුබුදන්න ජනපති වෙන් කළ කෝටි හයදහසෙන් නිමවූ සංවර්ධන ව්යාපෘති 180 ක් ජනගත වෙයි.” (180 development projects, under the 60 billion allocated by the President for the reawakening of Polonnaruwa, will be vested with the public.)
The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) will take all measures to continue this service as a national news service.
SLRC Working Director - Navaz Mohommad and Director - Saranga Wijeratne also joined the launch.
Expressing his views, Mr. Wijeratne said that 'Rū alerts' is the first step in the digitalization drive of SLRC, which will be touted under the slogan 'Rupavahini On Digital'
Noting that SLRC viewers will be able to experience a host of brand new digital features within the next few weeks, he added that SLRC will enter a new era by opening its doors to the digital world.