How to Call Sri Lanka Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+94 is the country calling code assigned to Sri Lanka by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Telecommunication Act of 1996 created by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Government of Sri Lanka.

So if you’re calling Sri Lanka, the number should start with:

+94 12-345-6789

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Other Important Information about Sri Lanka

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Sri Lanka’s telephone numbers are made up of 10 numbers split into groups of 4. So if you’re going to make a call to Sri Lanka using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+operator code+6-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Sri Lanka include Colombo (11), Galle (19) and Kandy (81).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Operator Code Landline Number
Colombo +94 (11) 4 (Dialog) 123456
Galle +94 (19) 2 (Sri Lanka Telecom) 123456
Kandy +94 (81) 0 (Lanka Bell) 123456

So if you’re making a call to Colombo from Australia, to a landline operated by Dialog, dial +94 11 4 123456.

Network coverage

Network coverage is moderately available across Sri Lanka.

4G coverage

4G connection is moderately available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in Sri Lanka

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Sri Lanka:

Dialog

Mobitel

Air Tel

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Sri Lanka:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Messenger

Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 3 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Sri Lanka:

ambulance service

110 for ambulance service

fire

110 for fire

police

119 for police

warning

118 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka observes India Standard Time (IST) throughout using the time offset of UTC+05:30
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Sri Lanka from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Sri Lanka 3:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
1:30pm – 11:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
4:30pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
12:30pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
11:30am – 11:00pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Sri Lanka 4:30pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
3:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
1:30pm – 11:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
3:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
5:30pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
12:30pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
11:30am – 11:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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