Information on Mobile Phones

Fifteen digits International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique number given to every single phone typically found inside when remove the battery. It can also be displayed on the screen of the phone by entering *#06# in to the keypad on mobile phone.

Type Allocation Code (TAC) is the first eight digits of the IMEI number which is uniquely indicate the MARKETING NAME and the MANUFACTURER of the particular device.

The IMEI number of a mobile phone can be verified by sending a SMS to 1909 in the following format.

            IMEI (space) 15 digit IMEI number

All vendors of mobile phones must have a valid Vendors License issued by TRCSL and must be displayed the License in their outlets.

The Type Approved Mobile phones/Devicesare available in the TRCSL website

For further details please contact:


Mr. L. Ganeshamoorthy

Deputy Director/Mobile Services and Type Approval

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka

No. 276, ElvitigalaMawatha

Colombo 08


Direct Line : +94 112683842
Extension   : +94 112689345 (Ext: 4102)
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