Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke
& ON6TZ - Wim & G3SWH - Phil & G5XW – Russell & 9M6DXX
Status: April 1997, July '99 links added, Sept '99 update, Jan '01 & May '06, ‘08
Intro: Despite the dangerous situation in the North and NEast (Tamil ethnic problems), the rest of the island is ABSOLUTELY SAFE. A license will be issued to visiting radio amateur without too much of problems for a holiday trip on the West or
Please address your letter, e-mail or fax to
Tel +94 11 268
3843 / 9345
Fax +94 11 268 9341
Email dgtsl at trc.gov.lk
- filled application
- copy of your original license
- copy of reciprocal agreement (if available)
- two passport photographs
- technical spec of equipment
- description of antenna system
- document from local police about your reputation
The best way to get a license:
The TELECOM AUTHORITY will forward your application for clearance from the Minister of DEFENCE. Since a couple of years they need a document from your local police stating that you are not involved in any criminal business...You have to go yourself to TELECOM to pick-up your licence and sign it in presence of 2 witnesses (yes sir).
500 SL rupees (for 1 year or for 1 day = same price) equivalent to about 10
Money order drawn in favour of the Director General of Telecommunications A/C No.13298 Central Bank of
License is most likely 4S7/your call. To "friends" it can be a shorter one 4S7***..
How long before you can operate?
Three months (officially)
Useful local contacts:
3 Ramya road
PHONE +94-41-25 107 (maybe old)
He is the right man for licence problems.
4S7EA, Ernest (COLOMBO) and 4S7NE (NEGOMBO) can also give help. And don't hesitate to ask from ON6TZ, ex 4S7TZG, ex ON6TZ/4S7, ex 4S7/ON4IPA who has been active in
Places to operate from:
A good (and cheap) place is AMBALANGODA, 85km South of Colombo. 4S7BRG, Mario PRIMAVESI (=HB9BRM)
He is the right man on the right place to inform and advise you about the guesthouses. He (sometimes) has a place for rent.
ELBERS Wim <wimelbers at
73 de Wim ON6TZ.
From: Wim ELBERS <wimelbers at skynet.be>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999
The name of the
man-in-charge for delivering the guest-licence in
Mr. I.A. GAFOOR,
Assistant Director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.
Tel +941 683843
or +941 689345
Fax +941 689341
Email dgtsl at slt.lk
73 de Wim ON6TZ, 4S7TZG
From: Phil Whitchurch Phil at g3swh.demon.co.uk
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 10:48:00 +0000
Good morning and a happy new year to you.
You may be interested in adding some of the following information to your notes about guest licensing in
incident, and was able to mount a limited operation.
In addition to the licence document, which was easily obtained with the assistance of Dammika Fernando, 4S7DF < damrad at slt.lk > who is the President of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka < http://www.qsl.net/rssl/ >.
One of the clauses of the licence document is that you are only permitted to operate from the specific address stated on the licence - operation from alternative or portable locations is not strictly permitted. As I was moving around the country quite extensively, I notified the authorities of my itinerary and they raised no objections.
To be able to import any sort of equipment into
I believe that it was only the unforeseen problem resulting from the baggage loss which created the difficulties which I experienced.
Hope this feedback is of some help.
73, Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH
Russell [ russell at g5xw.co.uk ]
Mr. Gaffore has
now retired and letters need to be sent to ""Please address your
letter, e-mail or fax to
hope this info
will be of help
Regards Russell G5XW russell at g5xw.co.uk