Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka telephone numbers
Location of Sri Lanka (dark green)
Location
Country Sri Lanka
Continent Asia
Regulator TRCSL
Type Open
NSN length 7
Typical format 0XX-XXXXXXX
Access codes
Country calling code +94
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

Emergency Numbers[edit]

3 Digit Numbers[edit]

*110 - Ambulance
*111 - Fire and Rescue
*114 - Operational Commander Colombo (Sri Lanka Army)
*115 - Colombo Municipal Council-Operational Unit
*116 - Sri Lanka Air Force Emergency Service
*118 - National Help Desk (Ministry of Defence)
*119 - Police Emergency Service

* Toll free numbers

4 Digit Numbers[edit]

1900 - Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (Telecommunication complaints)
1901 - Ministry of Power and Energy (Power Interruption complaints)
1905 - Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs
1909 - Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (Check mobile IMEI numbers and confirm)
1910 - Lanka Electricity Company (Power Interruption complaints)
1911 - Department of Examinations
1912 - Sri Lanka Tourism
1918 - Ministry of Higher Education
1919 - Government Information Centre
1920 - Ministry of Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services (Agricultural Information)
1922 - State Mortgage and Investment Bank
*1929 - Ministry of Child Development and Women's Affairs (Child Help Line)
1933 - Sri Lanka Police Department (CID Operations Unit)
1938 - Ministry of Child Development and Women's Affairs (Women Help Line)
1939 - National Water Supply & Drainage Board
*1948 - National Authority on Tobacco & Alcohol
1949 - Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (Lake House)
1954 - Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption
1955 - National Transport Commission
1959 - National Hospital of Sri Lanka
1962 - Department of Immigration and Emigration
1969 - Expressway Emergency
1970 - Department of Pensions
1979 - SriLankan Airlines Ltd.
1984 - National Dangerous Drug Control Board
1987 - Ceylon Electricity Board
1989 - Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
1990 - Med1 (Pvt) Limited (Emergency Medical Services & Doctor at Home Care)
1991 - Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy

* Toll free numbers

Operator Hotline[edit]

Fixed line Operator Hotline[edit]

Mobile Operator Hotline[edit]

Fixed line (landline) codes[edit]

Fixed Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka consist of 10-digits in the xxx y zzzzzz format where:

  • "xxx" represents the area code. All area codes begin with 0.
  • "y" represents the operator code for fixed (landline) numbers.
  • "zzzzzz" represents the main telephone number of six digits.

Area codes[edit]

Province District Area Area
Code
Eastern Ampara Ampara 063
North Central Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 025
Western Colombo Avissawella 036
Uva Badulla Badulla 055
Uva Badulla Bandarawela 057
Eastern Batticaloa Batticaloa 065
North Western Puttalam Chilaw 032
Western Colombo Colombo 011
Southern Galle Galle 091
Western Gampaha Gampaha 033
Southern Hambantota Hambantota 047
Central Nuwara Eliya Hatton 051
Northern Jaffna Jaffna 021
Eastern Ampara Kalmunai 067
Western Kalutara Kalutara 034
Central Kandy Kandy 081
Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Kegalle 035
North Western Kurunegala Kurunegala 037
Northern Mannar Mannar 023
Central Matale Matale 066
Southern Matara Matara 041
Central Kandy Nawalapitiya 054
Western Gampaha Negombo 031
Central Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya 052
Western Kalutara Panadura 038
North Central Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa 027
Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Ratnapura 045
Eastern Trincomalee Trincomalee 026
Northern Vavuniya Vavuniya 024

Operator codes[edit]

xxx y zz zzzz
Area Code (0xx) 2 Sri Lanka Telecom
3
4 Dialog
5 Lanka Bell
7 Dialog
9 Public Pay Phones

No incoming calls are allowed to Public Pay Phones in Sri Lanka.

Mobile operator codes[edit]

Mobile numbers in Sri Lanka consist of 10-digits in the xxx zzzzzzz format where:

  • "xxx" represents the mobile operator code when contacting a mobile number. All mobile operator codes begin with 07.
  • "zzzzzzz" represents the main telephone number of seven digits.
xxx zzz zzzz
071 Mobitel
072 Etisalat
075 Airtel
076 Dialog
077
078 Hutch
  • Mobile phone users must always enter area codes when dialing a fixed (landline) number.

Dialling into Sri Lanka[edit]

To Fixed telephone[edit]

To dial into Sri Lanka from abroad callers must use the +94 xx y zzzzzz format where:

  • "+" is the international call prefix (usually 00).
  • "94" is Sri Lanka's country code.
  • "xx" represents the area code.
  • "y" represents the operator code.
  • "zzzzzz" represents the main telephone number of six digits.

To Mobile phone[edit]

To dial into Sri Lanka from abroad callers must use the +94 xx zzzzzzz format where:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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