Four digits hotline telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

Here are four digits emergency / hotline telephone numbers in Sri Lanka. This also called as 4 digits short codes for special services.

1900 - Customer Care Hot Line for matters related to telecommunications sector
1901 - Hot Line for complaints regarding electricity service
1902 - Hot Line for General Public
1905 - Hot Line of Investigation & Monitoring Unit
1908 - Hot Line for Presidential Secretariat
1909 - IMEI Verification System
1910 - Hot Line for reporting Power supply breakdowns (LECO Areas)
1911 - Hot Line to provide information & obtain complaints regarding examinations conducted by Dept. of Examinations
1915 - Hotline to receive complaints from public
1916 - To provide customer service
1917 - Hot Line to provide customer service
1918 - To provide services to farmers
1919 - Government Information Center
1920 - Hot line for farmers to contact Agricultural Services Center
1921 - To provide a better service to the public regarding the mineral sector.
1922 - Customer Care Hot Line of State Mortgage & Investment Bank
1929 - Child Help Line
1930 - Public Awareness Building on National Needs & Media promotions
1933 - Hot line for complaints related to Encroachment of lands, business premises, houses and writing of false deeds
1938 - Women Help Line
1939 - Customer Care Hot Line of Water Board
1940 - To communicate with Sri Lankan Youth through youth development program.
1944 - Hot Line to provide more services to Tax payers
1948 - To obtain information related to tobacco and alcohol
1949 - To obtain more information about the services and for any queries.
1950 - Hot Line for e- services provided by Postal Dept.
1951 - To provide information of skilled labor for those who needed services
1954 - Hot Line for Complaints on Bribery and Corruptions
1955 - For public complaints on long distance private buses
1956 - To make complaints for those who can’t get services from government institutes in their own language
1959 - To provide information and advice required by the public from National Hospital
1960 - To receive complaints from public
1961 - Hot line for Customers
1962 - Hot Line for inquiries on immigration and emigration matters
1966 - To provide technical information and advice for public
1968 - For emergency calls to inform road blockages
1969 - For emergency calls to Southern Expressway Operations Center
1970 - For inquiries of Pensioners
1973 - Customer service hot line for general public
1977 - Hot line for Consumer Complaints and Inquiries
1979 - Hot line for passengers on reservation and other information
1980 - Hot Line to receive queries and complaints
1982 - Hot line for Customers
1984 - Hot line for counseling and operational activities
1987-  Hot line for reporting power supply breakdown (CEB Areas)
1988 - Hot line for National Operations Center of Education Ministry
1989 - Hot line for the complaints and grievances of foreign employees and their family members
1990 - Emergency Pre-Hospital Care Ambulance Service
1991 - To obtain public complaints relating to environmental protection & management of natural resources
1992 - To get complaints about electric fence breakdowns
1995 - For general public to obtain appointments in advance
1996 - Hot line for reporting Human Rights issues
1999 - For the use of TRC projects

Emergency telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

Here are three digits emergency / hotline telephone numbers in Sri Lanka. This also called as 4 digits short codes for special services

110 – Ambulance
111 – Fire and Rescue
114 – Sri Lankan Army Operational Commander Colombo
115 – Colombo Municipal Council-Operational Unit
116 – Sri Lanka Air Force Emergency Service
118 – National Help Desk (Ministry of Defense)
119 – Police Emergency Service

District telephone code numbers in Sri Lanka

The term district telephone code numbers in Sri Lanka or area telephone codes of Sri Lanka is generally represents fixed telephone or landline numbers. It consists of 10-digits in the xxx y zzzzzz format. The "xxx" represents the area code and all local area codes begin with 0. The "y" represents the operator code for fixed or landline numbers and the "zzzzzz" represent the main telephone number of six digits. It is applicable for local usage. If you dial from foreign country or outside of Sri Lanka, you should add country code. Country code of Sri Lanka is 0094 or +94. Therefore, the format could be 0094 xx y zzzzzz or +94 xx y zzzzzz. Here you can omit 0 that uses for area code.

Here is the list of area code as follows:

Province District Area Area Code
Central Nuwara Eliya Hatton 051
Nuwara Eliya 052
Matale Matale 066
Kandy Kandy 081
Nawalapitiya 054
Eastern Ampara Ampara 063
Kalmunai 067
Batticaloa Batticaloa 065
Trincomalee Trincomalee 026
North Central Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 025
Polonnaruwa Polonnaruwa 027
North Western Puttalam Chilaw 032
Kurunegala Kurunegala 037
Northern Jaffna Jaffna 021
Kilinochchi Kilinochchi -
Mannar Mannar 023
Vavuniya Vavuniya 024
Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Kegalle 035
Ratnapura Ratnapura 045
Southern Galle Galle 091
Hambantota Hambantota 047
Matara Matara 041
Uva Badulla Badulla 055
Bandarawela 057
Western Colombo Avissawella 036
Colombo 011
Gampaha Gampaha 033
Negombo 031
Kalutara Kalutara 034
Panadura 038

Operator codes fixed line as follows:

0 Lanka Bell
2 Sri Lanka Telecom
4 Dialog
5 Lanka Bell
7 Dialog
9 Tritel

Mobile operator codes as follows:

Code Operator
070 Mobitel
072 Etisalat
075 Airtel
076 Dialog
078 Hutch

Mobile numbers in Sri Lanka are same as fixed line that consists of 10-digits. All mobile operator codes begin with 07. Therefore, the format is 07 x zzzzzzz. The "x" represents the last digit of operator code, and "zzzzzzz" represents the 7-digits main telephone number.

Sri Lanka telephone country code | 0094

Sri Lanka telephone country code or IDD is 0094 or +94. The country code should be added with 10-digits. It is applicable to fixed telephone numbers or landline and mobile numbers. The ten digits were implemented on 1 June 2003 by Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. From 1 June 2003 onward, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka implement the changes of new numbering plan through several phases.

Therefore, the new or current format could be +94 xx zzzzzzz or 0094 xx y zzzzzz. The "xx" represents the area code or mobile operator codes and "xx" represents the telephone number.

Emergency Service telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

Here are emergency service telephone numbers in Sri Lanka.

Emergency Services

  • 110 - Fire and Rescue Service
  • 112 - Police Emergency Service (Mobile)
  • 114 - Operational Commander Colombo (Sri Lanka Army)
  • 116 - Sri Lanka Air Force Emergency Service
  • 117 - Disaster Management Call Center
  • 118 - National Help Desk (Ministry of Defense)
  • 119 - Police Emergency Service

Government Organizations and Private Sector Organizations

  • Short Codes in 19XX Range for Government Organizations
  • Short Codes in 13XX Range for Private Sector Organizations

Fixed line Operator Hotlines

  • 1212- Sri Lanka Telecom
  • 1575 - Lanka Bell

Mobile Operator Hotlines

  • 1755 - Airtel
  • 1777 - Dialog
  • 1727 - Etisalat
  • 1788 - Hutch
  • 1717 – Mobitel

District codes of Sri Lanka

Postal code of Sri Lanka was introduced in 1997. The numeric postal code in Sri Lanka has five digits. However, district codes of Sri Lanka for postal and other purpose have alphabetic letters.

Here is the list of district codes with numeric postal code.

District Code
(numeric prefix)
Ampara APR 32000
Anuradhapura AD 50XXX
Badulla BD 90XXX
Batticaloa BC 30XXX
Colombo CO 00XXX / 10XXX
Galle GL 80XXX
Gampaha GQ 11XXX
Hambantota HB 82XXX
Jaffna JA 40XXX
Kalutara KT 12XXX
Kandy KY 21XXX
Kegalle KE 71XXX
Kilinochchi 44XXX
Kurunegala KG 60XXX
Mannar MB 41XXX
Matale MT 21XXX
Matara MH 81XXX
Monaragala MJ 91XXX
Mullativu MP 42XXX
Nuwaraeliya NW 22XXX
Polonnaruwa PR 51XXX
Puttalam PX 61XXX
Ratnapura RN 70XXX
Trincomalee TC 31XXX
Vavuniya VA 43XXX