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 format0AA-NNN NNNN (10 digits)
Access codes
Country calling code+94
International call prefix00
Trunk prefix0

Emergency Services[1][edit]

4 Digit Short Codes[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
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[edit]

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

Mobile operator codes[edit]

Code Operator
072 Hutch
073 Unallocated
074 Dialog
075 Airtel
076 Dialog
078 Hutch
079 Unallocated

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 telephone[edit]

To dial into Sri Lanka from abroad callers must use the +994 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+977 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. ^ "Airtal - Contact Us".
  3. ^ "Dialog - Hotline Tariffs".
  4. ^ "Hutch".
  5. ^ "Lanka Bell - Contact Us".
  6. ^ "Contact Us - General Feedback".
  7. ^ "Mobitel - Contact Us".
  8. ^ "Sri Lankan Dialing Area Code Numbers". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  9. ^ "Welcome to Sri Lanka Telecom | SLT.LK". Retrieved 2020-11-21.

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