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Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

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Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka telephone numbers
Location of Sri Lanka (dark green)
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


  • Short Codes 1
    • 3 Digit Short Codes 1.1
    • 4 Digit Short Codes 1.2
      • Fixed line Operator Hotlines 1.2.1
      • Mobile Operator Hotlines 1.2.2
  • Fixed line (landline) codes 2
    • Area codes 2.1
    • Operator codes 2.2
  • Mobile operator codes 3
  • Dialling into Sri Lanka 4
    • To Fixed telephone 4.1
    • To Mobile phone 4.2
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

Short Codes

3 Digit Short Codes

4 Digit Short Codes

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

Fixed line Operator Hotlines

Mobile Operator Hotlines

Fixed line (landline) codes

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

Operator codes

xxx y zz zzzz
Area Code (0xx) 2 Sri Lanka Telecom
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

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
078 Hutch
  • Mobile phone users must always enter area codes when dialing a fixed (landline) number.

Dialling into Sri Lanka

To Fixed telephone

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

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

See also

External links

  • Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Lanka Bell
  • Tritel
  • Dialog
  • Mobitel
  • Etisalat
  • Airtel
  • Hutch


  • ITU allocations list
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