Calling Out

Twelve Expressions of Interest have been passed on to the Ministry of Economic Reforms to appoint the consultants within 10 days. rn

rnOfficials say that the lower prices, better quality and improved customer responsiveness arising from the liberalisation will energize the Information, Communication and Technology sector. rn

rnReforms of the international market will also be an opportunity to ensure the proper alignment of incentives in the closely related domestic market, the TRC says. rn

rnThe consultants are expected to provide the TRC with advice on three broad areas covering recent developments and country models, and design a transparent licencing process.rn

rnThe hasty calls come as Sri Lanka Telecom
quote s fiver year international voice monopoly ended on August 5 this year. rn

rnSLT
quote s key stakeholder and management company, NTT of Japan received the monopoly rights in 1997 from the Government of Sri Lanka. rn

rnHowever, in its 1994 national telecom policy the government announced i