If you need to call from Sri Lanka or if your family needs to connect with you from your home country, you will need to know:
Country code: +94
Number format: 10 digits (0XX-XXXXXXX)
For international calling: Add 00 before dialling a number.
Trunk calling: Add 0 before dialling number.
For calling within Sri Lanka, the cheapest option is to use a mobile and choose a plan best suited to your needs. There are several service providers available in the market to choose from.
There are five mobile-service providers in Sri Lanka. They are:
You can choose any of these servers on the basis of your special needs, the price asked for, and how good is the speed.
In case a landline is required, getting a connection would be simple enough in the bigger cities. One can avail the services of three major telephone line providers: Sri Lanka Telecom, Dialog and Lanka Bell.
You can go to any company's shop and fill in an application for a connection. They will ask for proof of residence, an ID and a copy of your passport. You can choose a pre-paid or post-paid plan and buy your own handset, in case the company does not provide it.
Pay phones, in public places, with coin-in-slot payment are few and far between in Sri Lanka. It is better to use an international pre-paid card or walk into a communication centre/Internet cafe for making international calls via Skype. The latter are an easier and cheaper option.
While Skype is a good way to connect with your folks back home, you can, if you have Internet and a mobile, connect on Whatssap, Google Messenger and other social media platforms. See the EasyExpat article: Expats Connect: Skype & Other Services
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