The Root CA of National Certification Authority is the highest level Certification Authority in Sri Lanka.
The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) enables users to achieve transaction confidentiality, integrity authentication and non-repudiation using cryptography technology. The issue of digital certificates is to be performed by authorized third-party certificate service providers (CSPs), as per the provisions of the Electronic Transactions Act No. 19 of 2006 (as Amended).
The National Certification Authority (NCA) is the overall governance as well as the standard setting entity required for the smooth and effective functioning of Certification Service Providers (CSPs). The electronic transactions act no. 19 of 2006 grants authority for a nationally recognized body to perform the function of the NCA.
Pursuant to Gazette Extraordinary, 2147/58, dated 30th October 2019, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Sri Lanka CERT) has been designated as the Certification Authority under section 18 of the above Act to perform the functions of the NCA.