Sri Lanka Call FAQ.

7:03 AM 1/20/2021


Q: Did the Sri Lanka Call rate changed recently?
Srilanka Call Rates were 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 is Rs 1/- + tax, and to another local carrier is Rs 2/- + tax per minute.

Q: How to make cheap calls to Sri Lanka?
If you and the other party have Internet, can make free calls through Wharsapp like Apps. If one party only have internet then can buy credit from VoIP companies to call other party at low price.. To make cheap phone calls to Sri Lanka use VoIP accounts, IM or Call Apps. VoIP companies provide cheaper phone calls to Sri Lanka. So buy credit from any of the VoIP companies after comparing their prices. It is cheap to make calls on Sundays, Holidays and Poya days from Sri Lanka land lines.
Ask your friends and relatives to become as a member in Skype, Viber, Whatsapp or any other IM programs like these. You too become as a member in that program. Then you can make free calls with the other party, if both parties are online. The call will be placed through Wi-Fi or through your data plan..

Q: Best time to make cheap calls from Sri Lanka?
9.00 PM to 5.00 AM on week days is the good time for cheap calls through SLT land line and through some mobile phone carriers..
Sundays, Poya days and holidays will allow you to make cheap calls from 00.00 AM to 24.00 PM.

Q: Which is cheaper system to call Sri Lanka? Land lines or mobile phones?
Calls to land lines are the cheaper one, when compared to mobile phone call tariff.. But with mobile data plan it may be more cheaper as nearly all the people have data plan in their mobile account.
Q: What is the best time to make business calls to Sri Lanka?
Government offices can accept your calls from 8.00AM till 17.00PM. (Except Saturday, Sunday, Poya Days and Sri Lanka Government Holidays)
Private offices used to open 9.00 AM till 17.00 PM. 10.00AM to 15.00 is good for business calling here.

Q: Do my mobile phone calls are monitored by some one?
No, they are not monitored by anyone, but will be kept in recorded mode for 3 months of time period in the Network office. Calls made through Skype can't be monitored and there will be no recording of the encrypted Skype calls as the company is using encrypted scripts. But the company can control it, if they want.

Q: What is the use of PIN in the mobile phone?
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 your SIM card will be counted on you.
So dispose it properly or return it to the carrier office.

Sri Lanka Government allows a person to have maximum of 5 SIM cards from each mobile phone carrier under his name and NIC.
Tourists are allowed to have Tourist SIM back with one month validity and it can be extended, if it is necessary..
If you are going abroad, then contact your carrier to make your phone in Roaming mode in the country you is visiting.
Never call back any calls that have originated from unknown person. It may be a hoax call to drain your account money.
There is no phone directory for the mobile phone users in Sri Lanka. So don't look for them.
Never use your cell phone while there are lightning and thunder storm. The lighting can attack your phone that can cause a large damage.
Don't use your cell phone to call oir play music as some cheap models can catch fire.
Don't open any attachment, if the sender didn't inform you about it.
Never use free Wi-Fi as hackers can place tracking codes in your Smartphone without your knowledge.



A Note to 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.