No. It was last changed According to the Sri Lanka Government's 2012 budget,
International calls will be charged LKR 3.00/minute from the current LKR 2.00/minute.
Incoming International calls will be charged US$0.9 cents per minute which was earlier charged US$0.7 cents per minute.
Current local mobile phone call rate within same carrier Rs 1/- + tax, to another carrier Rs 2/- + tax.
To make cheap calls to Sri Lanka use IM or Call Apps.
VoIP companies provide cheap phone calls to Sri Lanka. So buy credit from VoIP companies after comparing their prices.
Or ask the party in Sri Lanka to become as a member in Skype, Viber or any programs like these. You too become as a member in that program. Then you can make free calls with the other party.
9.00 PM to 5.00 AM on week days is the good time for chaeap calls.
Sundays, Poya days and holidays allow you to make cheap calls from 00.00 AM to 24.00 PM.
Government offices can accept your calls from 8.00AM till 17.00PM. (Except Saturday, Sunday, Poya Days and Holidays)
Private offices used to open 9.00 AM till 17.00 PM. 10.00AM to 15.00 is good for business calling here.
Call to land lines is cheaper when compared to mobile phone tariff.
No they are not monitored, but will be kept in recorded mode for 3 months.
Calls made through Skype can't be monitored and there will be no recording of the Skype calls.
The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is associated to your SIM card as a security feature. If you had activated your PIN using your mobile phone can prevent your mobile phone number being used by others if it is lost or stolen. Some phone has PIN and Pin 2 too.
You can activate this or change it by going in to your mobile phone's security feature.
I am leaving Sri Lanka. Can I provide my SIM card to another person? No, it is illegal as the phone number is registered under your Identity. Any wrong doing using the SIM card will be counted on you.
Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.
International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.