Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka telephone numbers
Sri Lanka (orthographic projection).svg
Location of Sri Lanka (dark green)
CountrySri Lanka
RegulatorTelecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
NSN length7
Typical format070-3033267 (10 digits)
Access codes
Country calling code+94
International call prefix00
Trunk prefix0

Emergency Services[1][edit]

4 Digit Short Codes 17772208697191[edit]

  • Short Codes in 19XX Range for Government Organizations
  • Short Codes in 13XX Range for Private Sector Organizations

Operator Hotlines[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
Eastern Ampara Ampara 063
North Central Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 025
Western Colombo Avissawella 036
Uva Monaragala Monaragala 055
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]

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

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.
Code Operator
070 SLTMobitel
072 Hutch *(previously used by Etisalat)[7]
073 N/A
074 Dialog *commercially launched 14 September 2020
075 Airtel
076 Dialog
078 Hutch
079 N/A

* Hutch has acquired Etisalat[7] on 30 November 2018.

  • 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. (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 phone[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Emergency Services".
  2. ^ "Contact Us | Mobitel".
  3. ^ "contact us - Airtel Sri Lanka". AIRTEL.
  4. ^ "Hotline Tariffs".
  5. ^ "Hutchison Telecommunications Sri Lanka | The best 4G Internet provider Contact".
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ a b "CK Hutchison finalises Sri Lanka deal". Mobile World Live.
  8. ^ "Welcome to Sri Lanka Telecom | SLT.LK". Retrieved 2020-11-21.

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