Buying Online

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

External Gateway Operators (EGO) registered by Tuesday (May13) will qualify to bid at the first online short code auction scheduled for May 21 or 22.
E-W Information Systems, contracted to design and conduct the auction over the internet say EGOs who register with the telecom regulator will choose upto five short codes two hours before the auction.rn

rnThe EGOs at this point will also receive access and authentication details, giving each EGO two access points, only one of which will have the facility to bid at the auction. rn

rnOnly the short codes selected by the EGOs will be bought into the auction.rn

rnThe short codes, three at a time will be put up for bidding, with the EGO with the highest bid winning the four digit short code.rn

rnIf any EGO wins more than one short code at the auction, only the one with the highest bid will be awarded.rn

rnSanjeewa Wickramanayake, CEO of E-W Information Systems told Lanka Business Online that his team was testing the system with the Telecommunication