Inland STD Codes
can be places where direct dialling is not available. In that case you have
to book trunk calls via exchange office. Call 101 for trunk bookings in
Colombo. For numbers in other places refer to directory.
From most towns in Sri Lanka you can do international direct dialling. If
this facility is not available in any region you have to book the call from
the exchange. Within Colombo dial 134 for international inquiries. If
enquiring from outside Colombo dial 324144/ 329792.
While touring phone cards are a better way to make inland and international
phone calls. Three prominent phone card companies in Sri Lanka are Lanka
Pay, Metro-card and Super-card. Government owned Sri Lanka Telecom are
provides phone cards services which are cheapest too.
Sri Lanka has good government postal network reaching every corner of
the country. Private postal services are also available in major towns and
Phone Cards are the convenient way to make
inland and international phone calls especially while touring, there are at
least three private phone card companies in Sri Lanka - Lanka Pay,
Metro-card and Super-card and the government owned Sri Lanka Telecom. The
rates are similar between the three private phone companies but you can use
one company's card in only that companies booth. Phone Cards can be bought
from shops near pay phone kiosks and the minimum cost of a card is Rs. 100.
The cheapest rates are offered by Sri Lanka Telecom.
Cellular phones services in Sri Lanka are continuously evolving. Colombo
and Kandy have good cellular services which have also now extended to Galle,
Nuwara Eliya, Kurunegala and Ratnapura. Tariffs and service packages of
various providers differ.