The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has advised that people should only buy mobile phones that have been approved by the Commission.
Addressing the media, TRCSL Deputy Director of Compliance, M.
Pathirana, requested consumers check the IMEI number to verify the phone they are hoping to buy has TRCSL approval.
The IMEI number is displayed on the cover of the mobile phone box.
People can check the validity of the IMEI number by sending an SMS to 1909 (IMEI (space) 15-digit number and sending it to 1909).
An instant reply message will be received stating whether the mobile phone is registered or not.
She requested that consumers buy only TRCSL-approved phones to prevent falling into trouble.