Jump to Navigation

Sri Lanka

The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C. probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa 200 B.C. to circa A.D. 1000) and Polonnaruwa (from about 1070 to 1200). In the 14th century, a south Indian dynasty established a Tamil kingdom in northern Sri Lanka. The coastal areas of the island were controlled by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century. The island was ceded to the British in 1796, became a crown colony in 1802, and was united under British rule by 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; its name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. Sri Lanka has seen GDP growth average nearly 4.5% in the last 10 years. Sri Lanka's most dynamic sectors are now food processing, textiles and apparel, food and beverages, port construction, telecommunications, and insurance and banking.

  • Population: 21,324,791 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 3.446 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 11.082 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 6,090 (2009)
  • Internet users: 1.164 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
CIA World Factbook
Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

TRCSL Type Approval

Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) issues approval for telecom and radio equipment. Approval is generally based on review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India provides unparalleled support service for Sri Lanka approvals. We can help you by providing engineering test support where necessary, building the technical application package, handling the interface with regulatory officials, and management of the process from end to end.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

TRCSL Type Approval

Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) issues approval for telecom and radio equipment. Approval is generally based on review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required.

Compliance International's team on the ground in India provides unparalleled support service for Sri Lanka approvals. We can help you by providing engineering test support where necessary, building the technical application package, handling the interface with regulatory officials, and management of the process from end to end.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: