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Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Government is ready to offer 1,000 Free Wi-Fi hotspots as promised by the New President in his election manifesto. Through this plan the first stage will begin today from the Colombo Fort Railway station and another 26 important places. This project will provide free Wi-Fi to local Smartphone, tablet and other devices. This facility will be a great assistance for the foreign tourists too while they are visiting these places as they too can get the free Wi-Fi offered by the Sri Lanka Government.

This Free Wi-Fi will allow you to connect to the internet and you can browse websites, download and upload files, images and movies too. It will also allow you to make 3G video calls to your friends and relatives.

Here are the 26 public locations that will allow you to connect to the internet through the free Wi-Fi access from today onwards.

Fort Railway Station, Polonnaruwa Railway Station, Matara Railway Station, Galle Railway Station, Jaffna Railway Station, Kandy Railway Station and Peradeniya Railway Station. Matara Bus Stand, Pettah Public and Private Bus Stands.

Floating Market in Pettah, Colombo Law College, Colombo Public Library, Colombo Museum, Galle Face Colombo, Colombo Racecourse, Colombo Police Head Quarters, Fort Dutch Hospital, Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Dehiwala Zoo, Battaramulla Foreign Employment Bureau, Ratnapura Museum, Polonnaruwa Base Hospital, Karapitiya Hospital, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Jaffna Public Library.

You can check for free Wi-Fi hotspots with your Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones while you are in Colombo or in major cities in Sri Lanka. Can't find any of them?

Ok, there is another way to get it. But it will cost you a little money.
Dialog mobile phone service providers are allowing Wi-Fi connectivity through their Wi-Fi hotspots network all over Sri Lanka. These are available in,

  • 5 Star Hotels
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Hotels & Villas
  • Restaurants
  • Rest Houses
  • Tourist Guest Houses
  • Tourist Bungalows
  • Top Restaurants
  • Auto Mobiles Centers
  • Sports Clubs
  • Shopping Centers
  • Educational Institutes
  • Popular Cafes
  • Spa's
  • Fitness Centers
  • Banks
  • Dialog Offices
  • Hospitals

Also at,

  • Independence square
  • World Trade Centre
  • Arts Theatre (Lotus Pond)
  • KCC
  • BIA International Airport.

How much it costs?

From LKR 50/-, 100/-, 250/-, 400/- and LKR 1,000/- .
The LKR 50/- price will give you 2 hours of Wi-Fi connectivity in any place within 24 hours.
LKR 1,000/- will give you 50 hours of connectivity that should be used within 30 days of time period.

How to activate the Dialog Wi-Fi service? Wi-Fi
Visit any Dialog Wi-Fi zone
Switch on the Wi-Fi device and open supporting browser (Ex : Internet explorer on lap top)
An automatic login page will load
Enter username and password

Get connected to the internet through the Dialog Wi-Fi buy using the Dialog Recharge card.
Password: PIN number in the scratch card.
Password: Dialog.

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots are available in the following places in Greater Colombo.

Some time it may not work there if they didn't switch the ADSL modem router's WLAN switch or the power switch.

If you are a customer there, ask the person to switch it on.

If it is password protected you will be provided by them.

If you find any other places that are offering free Wi-Fi service inform us to

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.