How to call Sri Lanka from the USA/Canada:

011 - 94 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Sri Lankan numbers. **01194 and +94 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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The current time in Sri Lanka is 05:05:13am

Calling Sri Lanka explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 94 - Country Code for Sri Lanka
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0) - 9 digits, area code included for fixed lines
  • sample call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Colombo: 011 94 11 ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Sri Lankan cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 94 7? ??? ????

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Ampara 63 Jaffna 21 Moneragala 55
Anuradhapura 25 Kalmunai 67 Moratuwa 11
Awissawella 36 Kalutara 34 Mount Lavinia 11
Badulla 55 Kandy 81 Nawalapitiya 54
Bandarawela 57 Kattankudy 65 Negombo 31
Batticaloa 65 Kegalle 35 Nuwara Eliya 52
Chilaw 32 Kelaniya 11 Panadura 38
Colombo 11 Kotte 11 Polonnaruwa 27
Galle 91 Kurunegala 37 Puttalam 32
Gampaha 33 Mannar 23 Ratnapura 45
Hambantota 47 Matale 66 Trincomalee 26
Hatton 51 Matara 41 Vavuniya 24

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