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Procedure NameBulk import of Mobile Phones or Devices
Category Import 
Responsible Agency       Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.
Address: No. 276, Elvitigala Mawatha,Colombo 08.
Phone: (+94) 11 2689345

Legal base of the Procedure Sri Lanka Telecommunications (Amendment) Act No 27 of 1996







Required Documents

No.  Type of documents

  i. A request letter indicating the details of equipment intend to import.

 ii. Pro-forma Invoice (original + 3 copies, original will be returned on verification).

iii. Type Approval number & date or any other document issued by TRCSL relating to type approval (if applicable). 

 iv. Copy of the valid Vendors license.



i. Copy of authorization letter given by Controller (Import License).

ii. Commercial invoice (original +3 copies, original will be returned on verification or a copy of commercial invoice duly certified by the Bank confirming that the remittance/payment  has been made by Telegraphic Transfer or Letter of Credit.).

iii. Copy of the letter issued by TRCSL addressed to Controller/Imports & Exports.

iv. Copy of the Proforma Invoice.

v. IMEI Numbers of mobile phones/ devices should be  Emailed to  in the format Annex 1.
vi. Proof of the settlement of the Invoice stated in Process step 3 below  in full (if applicable)

Process Steps
Step 1 A request should be forwarded by the applicant to the Telecommunication Regulation Commission (TRC) in writing with the relevant documents in Item 1 above.
Step 2 Application is forwarded to the Ministry of Defence (if applicable).
Step 3  Tax invoice would be prepared and rendered to the applicant by TRC (if charges are applicable)
Step 4  TRC will issue a no objection letter to the applicant addressed, to the Controller/Imports & Exports allowing the importation of equipment mentioned in Item 1 (i) of the required Documents above.
Step 5 TRCSL will issue a no objection letter to the applicant, addressed to the Director General of Customs on submission of documents in  item 2 of the relevant documents stated as above.


Note: In case of mobile phones/ devices importation, TRCSL will issue a Reference Number which would be pasted on the box of the mobile phone/ device, in a form of a sticker for Customer’s Reference (Sample Sticker)




The following form/s are used in this procedure
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This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Requirement for Bulk Import of Mobile Phones and EquipmentGeneralTelecommunication Regulatory Commision of Sri LankaThis is the measure for bulk import of mobile phones and equipment. Applicant must make a formal request for bulk import of Mobile Phones and equipment.Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No 25 of 1991 31-12-9999Good