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Sri Lanka Telecom Group welcomes move to initiate number portability

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Sri Lanka Telecom Group welcomes TRC’s progressive move to bring number portability. One of the first decisions taken by the new Board of SLT was to lobby for number portability in Sri Lanka. The SLT Group, being the fastest network connecting Sri Lanka’s deep rural to the world is excited with the new possibilities number portability brings.The SLT Group stands perfectly poised to offer its best-in-class plethora of communication solutions to a transformational nation on the cusp of unparalleled development. SLT believes, this technological convenience will support His Excellency the President’s ‘saubhagye dakma’ to take every enterprise to its next stage of development while introducing new energy to a nation determined to build an export driven economy. “We are the nation’s telecommunication service provider. Our mandate is to enable the country’s transformation. Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel is a brand of the people of Sri Lanka and we will serve every requirement necessary for personal, professional and national growth with absolute pride” expressed Mr. Rohan Fernando, the Group Chairman 

“We are very excited to offer the number portability solution to our customers. We have invented a basket of solutions that can transform any local enterprise. We are determined to give our prepaid and postpaid customer base unparalleled 5G speeds, convenience and affordability” added Mr. Lalith Seneviratne, the Group CEO. 

SLT applauds Mr. Oshada Senanayke, DG and his team at TRC for their forward thinking and timely implementation plan of number portability.

  Comments - 1

  • Ranil Weeragoda Friday, 28 August 2020 11:05 AM

    Sir, this my view. Reportedly, the implementation of MNP would cost telecom operators a couple of millions US dollars, the cost of which would probably be borne by the .However, in Sri Lanka’s case, we have less than 15% of the total mobile subscriber population owning a post-paid mobile connections compared to huge prepaid mobile telephone density. Therefore, in my opinion implementation of MNP will not be cost-effective at the moment, stated many PLMN operators. I have my doubts about comments made by Mr. Rohan Fernando, the Group Chairman of SLT. This company SLT shall have persons appointed as members of the Chairman and Board of Directors of are fit and proper and have relevant knowledge, demonstrated experience and expertise in telecommunications and broadcasting, finance and accounting, law, economics, competition and consumer affairs functions. Unfortunately in Sri Lanka there is no cabinet Minister for Digital Technology , innovation , Telecommunications and ICT.

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