Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

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Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka
Location of Sri Lanka (dark green)
Location
CountrySri Lanka
ContinentAsia
RegulatorTelecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
TypeOpen
NSN length7
Format0AA-NNN NNNN (10 digits)
Access codes
Country code+94
International access00
Long-distance0

Emergency Services[1][edit]

Code Purpose Organization
110 Fire Service Department Fire and Rescue Service
112 Police Emergency Service Hot Line Police Emergency Service (Mobile)
114 Hot Line for reporting information on explosives Operational Commander Colombo (Sri Lanka Army)
116 Air Force Information Centre Sri Lanka Air Force
117 Disaster Management Call Centre DMC (Disaster Management Centre)[2]
118 National Help Desk Ministry of Defence
119 Police Emergency Service Sri Lanka Police Department
1990 Emergency Medical and Ambulance Service Med 1 (Pvt) Ltd.

More Info[edit]

3 Digits Short Codes for Special Services in Sri Lanka[3]

4 Digit Short Codes[edit]

  • Short Codes in 19XX Range for Government Organizations
 4 Digits Short Codes for Services in Sri Lanka 
  • Short Codes in 13XX Range for Private Sector Organizations

Operator Hotlines[edit]

Code Operator
1755 Airtel[4]
1777 Dialog[5]
1788 Hutch[6]
1575 Lanka Bell[7]
1212 SLT-MOBITEL[8]
1717 SLT-MOBITEL[9]

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. (0xx y zzzzzz)
y represents the operator code for fixed (landline) numbers.
zzzzzz represents the main telephone number of six digits.

Area codes[10][edit]

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

Operator Codes for Fixed LTE/Fibre/Copper/CDMA[edit]

Area code Operator code Operator Type
0xx 0 Lanka Bell Fixed LTE
1 Unallocated
2 SLT-MOBITEL Fixed Fibre/Copper
3 Fixed CDMA/LTE
4 Suntel/Dialog Fixed wireless CDMA/LTE
5 Lanka Bell Fixed CDMA
6 Unallocated
7 Dialog Fixed wireless CDMA/LTE
8 Unallocated
9 Tritel Public Payphones

Mobile operator codes[edit]

Code Operator
070 SLT-MOBITEL
071
072 Hutch
(Formerly Etisalat (Sri Lanka), but after Hutch Lanka completed Etisalat acquisition they use Hutch)
073 Dialog
074
075 Airtel
076 Dialog
077
078 Hutch
079

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.

Dialling into Sri Lanka[edit]

To fixed line[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. (i.e. omitting the leading 0 used when calling inside Sri Lanka).
y represents the operator code.
zzzzzz represents the main telephone number of six digits.

To mobile line[edit]

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

+ is the international call prefix (usually 00).
94 is Sri Lanka's country code.
xx represents the mobile operator code (i.e. omitting the leading 0 used when calling inside Sri Lanka. ).
y represents the operator code.
zzzzzz represents the main telephone number of seven digits.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emergency Services". www.srilanka.travel.
  2. ^ "Disaster Management Centre". www.dmc.gov.lk.
  3. ^ "3 Digits Short Codes for Special Services". www.trc.gov.lk.
  4. ^ "Airtal - Contact Us". www.airtel.lk.
  5. ^ "Dialog - Hotline Tariffs". www.dialog.lk.
  6. ^ "Hutch". hutch.lk/.
  7. ^ "Lanka Bell - Contact Us". lankabell.com/.
  8. ^ "Contact Us - General Feedback". www.slt.lk.
  9. ^ "Mobitel - Contact Us". www.mobitel.lk.
  10. ^ "Sri Lankan Dialing Area Code Numbers". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2020-02-14.