Sri Lanka Gets It’s First Nokia Store.

Nokia launched its first branded store in Sri Lanka on Wendsday, January 28, 2009 undertaking to deliver true Nokia experience to Sri Lankans.

The store is located at No. 230/1, Galle Road, Colombo 04. This store offers you  a wide range of Nokia devices and accessories with expert advice and assurance of authenticity.

Sales and Channel Development Manager for Nokia East Asia,  Md. Mesbahuddin said that the industry needs government assistance to mitigate the gray market. This can be done by bringing down the local tax rate on mobile phones, which will make mobile phones more affordable and would prevent customers moving towards the gray market.

I would like to bring to the notice of Nokia EA, something which I would like to see when visiting Nokia sites, and also local bloggers like, K-FLYER at Mobile Royale has pointed out that Sri Lanka is not in Nokia’s website. A Sri Lankan cannot even subscribe to a newsletter from Nokia as the country list doesn’t include Sri Lanka. I hope it’s not a big deal for Nokia to include Sri Lanka on the list, even though Sri Lanka is not a huge market like India.