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Area Code, Long-distance Call VoIP, Mobile/Cellular Locator and Telephone Number of Sri Lanka.

References:

Sri Lanka International Dailing Code

  • Name: Sri Lanka
  • Code: 94, also +94, 0094, 00 94, 00-94, +94-, +0094, 094, 00094, 011-94 etc.

Sri Lanka (country code +94)

Communication of 12.III.2008:

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, Colombo, announces that Sri Lanka will be implementing in several phases a new numbering plan of ten digits, as from 1 June 2003. The changes and the effective dates of the phases with regard to the under mentioned services are summarized as follows:

A) Fixed Services (Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd.)

·  Phase 1 –Effective date: 1 June 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Colombo
(Ja-Ela & Katunayake exchanges only)

01

2XX XXX

22X XXXX

“2” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Mannar

023

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Panadura

038

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

   ·  Phase 2 – Effective date: 28 June 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Galle

09

2X XXX

222 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Gampaha

033

2X XXX

222 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Hambantota

047

2X XXX

222 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Kalutara

034

2X XXX

222 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Kurunegala

037

2X XXX

222 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Ratnapura

045

2X XXX

222 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digit “2”

Kandy

08

2XX XXX

22X XXXX

“2”added to numbers starting with digit “2”


·  Phase 3 – Effective date: 9 August 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Trincomalee

026

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

·   Phase 4 – Effective date: 16 August 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Colombo
(except for numbers of Ja-Ela and Katunayaka exchanges).

01

3XX XXX to
9XX XXX

23X XXXX to
29X XXXX

“2” added to all numbers

Kalutara
(Horana exchange only)

034

6X XXX
50 XXX
51 XXX
52 XXX
54 XXX
56 XXX
57 XXX

226 XXXX
225 0XXX
225 1XXX
225 2XXX
225 4XXX
225 6XXX
225 7XXX

“22” added to numbers

·   Phase 5 – Effective date: 30 August 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Ampara

063

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Anuradhapura

025

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Awissawella

036

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Badulla

055

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Bandarawela

057

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Batticaloa

065

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Chilaw

032

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Hatton

051

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Kalmunai

067

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Kegalle

035

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Matale

066

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Nawalapitiya

054

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Negombo

031

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers


Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Nuwara Eliya

052

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Polonnaruwa

027

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

Vavuniya

024

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers

·  Phase 6 – Effective date: 13 September 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Galle

09

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with a digit other than “2”

Gampaha

033

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with a digit other than “2”

Hambantota

047

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with a digit other than “2”

Kurunegala

037

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with a digit other than “2”

Ratnapura

045

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with a digit other than “2”

Kalutara

034

3X XXX
4X XXX
55 XXX
58 XXX
7X XXX
8X XXX
9X XXX

223 XXXX
224 XXXX
225 5XXX
225 8XXX
227 XXXX
228 XXXX
229 XXXX

“22” added to numbers starting with digits as indicated

Kandy

08

XXX XXX

2XX XXXX

“2” added to numbers starting with a digit other than “2”


· Phase 7 – Effective date: 4 October 2003

Locality

Area Code

Existing Subscriber Numbers

New Subscriber Numbers

Remarks

Matara

041

XX XXX

22X XXXX

“22” added to all numbers


System

Existing Code

New Code

Existing Number

New Numbers

Remarks

Overlay Network for the whole country- Non geographic

070

060

XXX XXX

2XX XXXX

“2” added to all numbers

NOTE – The telephone numbers in the Jaffna Area with the Area code “021” have already been changed to ten digits in September 2002.

·  Phase 8 – Effective date: 18 October 2003

Locality

Area Code

New Area Code

Remarks

Colombo

01

011

“1” added to area code

Kandy

08

081

“1” added to area code

Galle

09

091

“1” added to area code

B) Private Networks

·   Phase 9 – Effective date: 1 November 2003

Private Networks

Existing Code

New Code

Existing Number

New Number

Remarks

Sri Lankan Airlines

073

01973

XXXX

3X XXX

“3” will be added.

C) Wireless Local Loop (WLL) services

·  Phase 10 – Effective date: 8 November 2003

Conversion of the Wireless Local Loop (WLL) non-geographic numbering to geographic numbering.

Presently : 074 – Suntel Ltd.
075 – Lanka Bell (Pvt) Ltd.

Area

Existing Number with Access Code

New Number with Area Code

Remarks

Ampara

074 89X XXX
075 78X XXX

063 489 XXXX
063 578 XXXX

Avissawella

074 27X XXX
075 23X XXX

036 427 XXXX
036 523 XXXX

Anuradhapura

074 58Y XXX
075 81X XXX

025 458 YXXX
025 581 XXXX

Y=0, 1

Badulla

074 499 XXX
075 76X XXX

055 449 9XXX
055 576 XXXX


Area

Existing Number with Access Code

New Number with Area Code

Remarks

Bandarawela

074 496 XXX
075 73X XXX

057 449 6XXX
057 573 XXXX

Batticaloa

074 88X XXX
075 79X XXX

065 488 XXXX
065 579 XXXX

Colombo

074 2YX XXX
074 3YX XXX
074 4YX XXX
074 5YX XXX
074 6YX XXX
074 7YX XXX
074 8YX XXX
074 9YX XXX

075 3YX XXX
075 5YX XXX

011 42Y XXXX
011 43Y XXXX
011 44Y XXXX
011 45Y XXXX
011 46Y XXXX
011 47Y XXXX
011 48Y XXXX
011 49Y XXXX

011 53Y XXXX
011 55Y XXXX

Y=0 to 6
Y=0 to 5
Y=0 to 4
Y=0 to 7
Y=0 to 6
Y=0 to 9
Y=0 to 5
Y=0 to 6

Y=0, 2 to 7
Y=0 to 7

Chilaw

074 86X XXX
075 29X XXX

032 486 XXXX
032 529 XXXX

Galle

074 38X XXX
075 45X XXX

091 438 XXXX
091 545 XXXX

Gampaha

074 67X XXX
075 22X XXX

033 467 XXXX
033 522 XXXX



Hambantota

074 37X XXX
075 48X XXX

047 437 XXXX
047 548 XXXX

Hatton

074 45X XXX
075 70X XXX

051 445 XXXX
051 570 XXXX

Jaffna

074 59Y XXX
075 85X XXX

021 459 YXXX
021 585 XXXX

Y=0 to 4

Kalutara

074 28X XXX
075 58X XXX

034 428 XXXX
034 558 XXXX

Kandy

074 4YX XXX,
075 74X XXX

081 44Y XXXX
081 574 XXXX


Y=7 and 8

Kalmunai

074 89X XXX
075 78X XXX

067 489 XXXX
067 578 XXXX

Kegalle

074 68X XXX
075 24X XXX

035 468 XXXX
035 524 XXXX

Kurunegala

074 69X XXX
075 26X XXX

037 469 XXXX
037 526 XXXX

Matara

074 39X XXX
075 41X XXX

041 439 XXXX
041 541 XXXX

Matale

074 46X XXX
075 77X XXX

066 446 XXXX
066 577 XXXX

Mannar

074 598 XXX
075 83X XXX

023 459 8XXX
023 583 XXXX

Nawalapitiyta

074 459 XXX
075 71X XXX

054 445 9XXX
054 571 XXXX

Negombo

074 87X XXX
075 31X XXX

031 487 XXXX
031 531 XXXX


Area

Existing Number with Access Code

New Number with Area Code

Remarks

Nuwara Eliya

074 490 XXX
075 72X XXX

052 449 XXXX
052 572 XXXX

Panadura

074 29X XXX
075 59X XXX

038 429 XXXX
038 559 XXXX

Polonnaruwa

074 599 XXX
075 87X XXX

027 459 9XXX
027 587 XXXX

Ratnapura

074 36X XXX
075 44X XXX

045 436 XXXX
045 544 XXXX

Trincomalee

074 59Y XXX
075 86X XXX

026 459 YXXX
026 586 XXXX

Y=5 to 7

Vavuniya

074 589 XXX
075 84X XXX

024 458 9XXX
024 584 XXXX

D) Cellular Mobile Services

The numbers of the four Cellular Service Providers will be changed as follows:

Operator

Code

Existing Numbers

New Numbers

Effective Date of Change

Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.

071

XXX XXX

2XX XXXX

7 June 2003

Celltel (Pvt) Ltd.

072

XXX XXX

2XX XXXX

31 May 2003

MTN Networks (Pvt) Ltd.
(Dialog)

077

XXX XXX

7XX XXXX

Carried out in 2002

Lanka Cellular Services Ltd. (Hutchison)

078

XXX XXX

XXX XXXX

1 August 2003 (Subject to confirmation)

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

075

XXX XXXX

Communication of 22.VI.2006:

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), Colombo , announces the following number block allocation for telecommunication operations in Sri Lanka:

Service

Operator

Number series

Fixed using CDMA technology

Dialog Broadband (Pvt) Ltd

7XX XXXX

PSTN – payphone operations

SLTL
Suntel
Lanka Bell

992 XXXX
994 XXXX
995 XXXX

All other number series in 99 number blocks are reserved for future requirements.

A new company called TRITEL has been licensed to operate only a payphone system. No incoming calls are allowed to payphones in Sri Lanka.

Communication of 17.VIII.2009:

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Colombo , announces that Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd (SLTL) is changing its CDMA telephone numbers (fixed service) to be consistent with the numbering of other fixed service operators.

This change is illustrated in the example below and will be effective from 0000 hours, on 15 September 2009.

Example: Within the Greater Colombo Area, existing access code “060” will be replaced by new geographical area code ”011” and the first digit ”2” of existing subscriber number will be replaced by digit ”3”. Other digits remain the same.

Existing CDMA number

New CDMA number

Date

Access code

Subscriber number

New area code

New subscriber number

060

2 XXXXXX

011

3 XXXXXX

15.IX.2009

Number level 3 XXXXXX has been allocated for Sri Lanka Telecom Limited (SLTL).

Contact:

Eng. W.D. De Alwis
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
276, Elvitigala Mawatha
COLOMBO 08
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2689345
Fax: +94 11 2689341
E-mail: alwis@trc.gov.lk
URL: www.trc.gov.lk


Important Numbers

Country/Geographical Area Number Service category Additional information
Sri Lanka 110 Medical -
Sri Lanka 110 Fire -
Sri Lanka 119 Police -
Sri Lanka 1929 Child help-line -
Sri Lanka 1939 Hazards Water
Sri Lanka 1987 Hazards Electricity



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