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Sri Lanka: SIMs for travelers to Sri Lanka

Buying a SIM card in Sri Lanka is easy and rates to call India are low.

Registration

When purchasing Prepaid SIM Cards, registration is a prerequisite by the regulator.
You may need to prove your identity by showing a passport. A digital photograph of you is taken at some stores. If you do not wish to be photographed, please produce a recent passport-size photograph conforming to passport specifications.

Sri Lanka Mobitel
Sri Lanka Mobitel

General Availability

When you arrive in the Sri Lanka at Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo, you can see counters of mobile companies at the Arrivals Lounge  such as Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat ,Hutch and Airtel. A map of airport lobby can be seen by this link for ease. In the city, Mobile outlets or authorized partner retail outlet  located island wide. You can top-up cards and electronic top-up at any retail outlet on the street or via International top-up partners using your international Credit/ Debit card via PayPal on Ezetop.

Mobile Carriers
Sri Lanka has 5 network operators:
  1. Dialog
  2. Mobitel
  3. Etisalat
  4. Hutch
  5. Airtel
Best packages for travelers from India:
Network
Dialog
Mobitel
Etisalat
Name of product
Tourist plan
Tourist Pack
 Tourist Pack
Price
499
500
1,000 Rs
Incoming
Free
Free
Free
Outgoing – Local
Rs.2 /min
Rs.1.5 /min
Rs.1.5 /min
Outgoing – India
Rs.2 /min
·         Rs.2 /min
·         IDD Buddy
Dial 00 <Country Code> <Recipient Number>
Rs  0.60 /min excluding tax
SMS – Local
Rs. 0.20
Rs. 0.20
Rs. 0.20
SMS – International
Rs. 5.00
Rs. 5.00
Rs. 5.00
Data
Rs 1/MB
Rs 0.01/ KB
Rs. 1 per MB
Validity
1month
1month
1month
Plan
Data Quota: 1G
Wifi : 6 hours
Call India : Rs.250/-
Worth
Local usage:  Rs.100/-
worth
Data Quota: 750 MB
Call India : Rs.200/-
Worth
Local usage: 20 mins
Local SMS: 75
International SMS: 30
Data quota: 1GB
Call India : Rs.500/-
Worth
Local usage: Rs 50
Local SMS: 150
International SMS: 30
Currency
LKR( Sri Lankan Rupee)
LKR( Sri Lankan Rupee)
LKR( Sri Lankan Rupee)
Other notable features/information
Please top up Rs 499 to the SIM card to get above packs. Or Dial #778# from any Dialog prepaid connection to activate Tourist Mobile Plans
Please top up Rs 500 to the SIM card to get above packs.
Please top up Rs 1000 to the SIM card to get above packs.
Link to product
SIM from India

Of course if you would rather buy the SIM before travel so that you do not have to go hunting, or would like to know your number before you travel, we have a SIM card for you!