Review of Licensing Framework Workshop - Colombo Sri Lanka
Under the ITU expert assistance program, stakeholder consultation and the workshop on “Review of Licensing Framework” was held from 8th to 10th March 2016 at TRCSL. The event was jointly organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The workshop was co-chaired by Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor of the ITU Regional Office and Matthew O’Rourke, ITU expert. Over 50 participants comprising of representatives from telecommunications operators and TRCSL officials participated in this workshop.

9.00 am - 9:30 am

Mr. Sunil S Sirisena

Director General-TRCSL

Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor-ITU

9:30 am –10.00 am

Regulatory Trends and Enablers for Convergence [presentation]

Mr Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor-ITU

10:00 am –10.30 am

Tea/ Coffee break


10:30 am - 11.30 am

Telecommunications licensing in a converged digital environment [presentation]

  • International licensing trends and best practices
  • The potential for licensing reform in Sri Lanka
  • Managing the challenges of licence migration

Mr Matthew O’Rourke, ITU Expert

11:30 am -12.30 pm

Q&A / Open discussion

  • Identification of the benefits and limitations of the existing licensing arrangements in Sri Lanka
  • Workshop participants’ preferences in relation to licensing reform in Sri Lanka (e.g. preferred model, timing, transition process)
  • Discussion of other licensing topics also welcomed

Facilitated by

Mr Matthew O’Rourke, ITU Expert

12:30 pm -1.00 pm

Closing Remarks

Mr. Mohan Jayasekara, Director/Policy International Relations and Licence Administration, TRCSL