SLT-MOBITEL Partners with Department for Registration of Persons for Digital Authentication of NICs

Colombo, February 18, 2022 - Reiterating its commitment to transforming Sri Lanka with cutting-edge digital solutions, SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider has partnered with the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP), marking an important milestone in Sri Lanka’s telecommunication history  by facilitating the authentication  of details of the National Identity Cards (NICs) for customers who patronise services from SLT-MOBITEL, through a digitalised platform.

The MoU was signed between Viyani Gunathilaka, the Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of Persons and Chandika Vitharena, Chief Executive Officer, Mobitel (Pvt) ltd., accompanied by senior officials representing both SLT-MOBITEL and the Department for Registration of Persons.

SLT-MOBITEL’s partnership with the DRP ensures its access to the NIC authentication facility hitherto available only to Banks and financial institutions. This partnership will empower SLT-MOBITEL to have authenticated Know-Your-Customer (KYC) details of its subscribers. This will help the organisation to minimise malpractices & fraudulent activities when issuing new connections and other services and will help further improve the National Security.

As the National ICT Solutions Provider, SLT-MOBITEL places utmost importance in driving the nation’s digital transformation by providing next generation connectivity solutions to both customers and corporates. 


Chandika Vitharena, CEO of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. exchanging the MOU with Viyani Gunathilaka, the Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of Persons, accompanied by; from left representing Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., Shiang Wong, Head of Products, Denham Perera, Regional Head, Sugath Abeysinghe, General Manager Consumer Sales, Shashika Senarath, Chief Marketing Officer and  representing DRP, R.L.S.P.Suwarnalatha (second from left), Additional Commissioner General,  L.M. Denawaka, Chief Accountant, Ridma Bulathsinghala, Commissioner (Operations), H.M.I.K. Herath, Commissioner (Development, Research & IT ) and Erandi Weerasingha, Deputy Commissioner (IT)from the DRP.


Released date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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