What happened to MNP in Sri Lanka..

When I see the crappy service provided by my existing mobile service provider, I always feel like shifting. But…. I need this number, because everyone has this 😥

So MNP or Mobile Number Portability which enables you to switch operators without changing the number has become a valid requirement.

TRC SL had plans for this and I really don’t know why it’s not happening now. Many countries have done this including India. Why not us?

There have bee many initiatives taken for this but things are moving pretty slow and I feel that the major players may be behind this in the fear of loosing market share. But really,better the service the more customers you get 😉


I have been going after the MNP for sometime now and you can read one of my posts on MNP on venura9.com to gain a bit more understanding.

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) against Number Recycling

Recently some of the mobile operators have started recycling their numbers where the numbers which has not been used for sometime are being issued to other customers even without informing the previous owner,which I don’t see as a very good practice.

Seems like my old number also is issued to someone else and the guy who owns that is has become a nuisance to the people who have called to that number thinking that it was me.

So rather than doing such things, why not introduce the portability which many of the people are talking about these days. There was some buzz that this is coming, but seems like it will take longer in the typical Sri Lankan manner. But it’s sooner the better we get these things in place.

What MNP or Mobile Number Portability means you can have the same number irrespective of the package you are using and irrespective of the network you are using.
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