Sri Lanka Country Code +94

Country calling code +94

Alpha-2 Code LK

Alpha-3 Code LKA


About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (UK: /sri ˈlæŋkə, ʃriː -/, US: /- ˈlɑːŋkə/ (About this soundlisten); Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Colombo its largest city and centre of commerce. Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements dating back at least 125,000 years. It has a rich cultural heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, the Pāli Canon, date back to the Fourth Buddhist council in 29 BC. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to the modern Maritime Silk Road. Its location as a major trading hub made it known to both the far East as well as the European continent from as far back as the Anuradhapura period. The country's trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, creating Sri Lanka's diverse population. During a period of great political crisis the Portuguese, whose arrival in Sri Lanka was largely accidental, sought to control the island's maritime regions and its lucrative external trade. The Portuguese possessions were later taken over by the Dutch. The Dutch possessions were then taken by the British, who later extended their control over the whole island, colonising it from 1815 to 1948. Resistance to the British was immediate. A national movement for political independence arose in the early 20th century; and in 1948, Ceylon became a republic, and it adopted its current name in 1972. Sri Lanka's recent history has been marred by a 26-year civil war, which ended decisively when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009...


Sri Lanka Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 7°52'26"N / 80°46'1"E
  • CAPITAL: Colombo
  • POPULATION: 21,386,875
  • AREA: 62,710 Km2
  • GDP: $87,357,205,923
  • TELEPHONES: 2,796,000
  • INTERNET HOSTS: 9,552
  • INTERNET USERS: 1,777,000

How to Call Sri Lanka from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Sri Lanka from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 94, the country code for Sri Lanka.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Sri Lanka

  • LANGUAGES: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
  • CURRENCY: Rupee (LKR)
  • ELECTRICITY:

    Type D Old British plug

    • Mainly used in India
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 5 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type D (partial and unsafe compatibility with C, E & F)

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