(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Communication service providers have decided to increase all mobile and landline service charges, broadband charges and pay TV service charges according to the approval given by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).
TRCSL has approved upward tariff revision for all mobile, fixed-line, broadband and additional services (prepaid and postpaid) and pay-TV services.
Licensed telecommunication service providers say that the tariff increase will come into effect from September 05, 2022.
Accordingly, Mobile and landline service charges and broadband charges are to be increased by 20% while the charges for pay-TV services will be raised by 25%.
Due to the continued depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee against the US dollar, further increase in operating costs has led to the decision to raise rates.
Meanwhile, the Value-Added Tax (VAT) for telecommunication services and pay-TV services will also be increased from 12% to 15% effective from September 05, the TRCSL added.
More information on the upward tariff hike for mobile, fixed-line, broadband and pay-TV services can be obtained from the official website of the TRCSL.