Calling Mobile Phones.

8:31 AM 01/04/2019



Calling mobile phones are easier than the land phone calls. When you want to call a mobile phone within Sri Lanka, you must include a "0" front of the phone number. (Example Sri Lanka mobile phone number 0771111111). When calling a Sri Lanka mobile phone from overseas include Sri Lanka the IDD code 0094 or +94 followed by subscriber's number. Don't use "0" in front of the mobile phone number as you used to dial within Sri Lanka. If the receiver is not busy you will hear the ringing tone of the mobile phone through your phone. No charges will be applying to the Sri Lanka mobile phone user for the incoming local, International calls and for incoming SMS text messages from their mobile phone carrier.

No area codes are allocated for the mobile phones in Sri Lanka. They can work without codes from any part of Sri Lanka. Only the land lines (Fixed) and the CDMA phones have to use the local area codes. Mobile phones too have peak and off-peak billing facility. All so with the carrier's support you can select either second billing or minutes billing for the calls made through your cell phones.

Nearly 20.4 million cell phones are in use in Sri Lanka. 2G, 3G, 3.75G, 4G, 4G LTE, 4.5G and 5G network connection services are available here. People can make and receive video calls with their handsets, if both parties have 3G or higher connection enabled Smartphone. Don't buy 4G SIM cards, if your Smartphone won't support the network.

Mobile phone carriers in Sri Lanka.

  • 070 and 071 Mobitel
  • 072 Etisalat (Formally was Tigo and celltel)
  • 077 and 076 Dialog GSM
  • 072 and 078 Hutch (Etisalat Merged with Hutch)
  • 075 Airtel (Bharti)

CDMA phones are too operating through the wireless technology.

  • 2 - Sri Lanka Telecom
  • 4 - Suntel
  • 5 - Lanka Bell
  • 7 - Dialog Telekom
Q: How to call Lanka hand phones from another country?

Dial the Srilanka international phone code 0094 first and followed by the hand phone number. Don't use the 0 in between country code and hand-phone number.

Q: Are there any area codes available for cellular phones in Srilanka?

No. There are no area codes set for the LK cellular phones.

Q: Cell or mobile phone directory in Sri Lanka.

There are no directories available in Sri Lanka about the mobile phone users. You can search in the Google or FaceBook with their names to see if their phone numbers are available. If they had registered their names and phone numbers in websites, then only you can view them.

Q: Where I can I find Sri Lanka mobile phone directory?

There is no mobile phone user directory in Sri Lanka.

Q: What is Sri Lanka country code? SriLanka country code is 94?

Sri Lanka international postal code. Here
How do I call Sri Lanka from Canada or USA? First dial exit code 011 followed by 94 and mobile phone number in Sri Lanka.

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.