Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?

Internet at home is available and relatively reliable. It takes a very long time to install and companies may not do anything until you call them multiple times. Unlimited data plans do not exist in Sri Lanka, so if you are a heavy internet user, your bill may be very expensive. - Mar 2021

Yes. Internet was already installed at our home when we arrived. But we had to call to upgrade the service. It has worked pretty well, but there are occasional glitches. - Sep 2020

Yes. The Embassy often sets it up before arrival. - Apr 2020

High-speed internet is available but it is not unlimited. Everything works on "island time," so internet set up is not bad, but to get a repair or make changes or even get an accurate bill is really an inconvenience. - Sep 2017

The Internet was pretty good. Sometimes the rain would take out cable tv and internet, but if you got the right number you could usually get service back in a timely way. If I remember it was around $50 for a pretty good connection. We had Dialog for our mobile phones, internet and DsTV connection. - Mar 2017

Yes, it's fairly reliable, and reasonably fast. Crews will come out in a day or two if there are issues. It's not particularly expensive but I am not sure of exact cost - Sep 2013

Yes, but service is patchy. $10 a month for 125kb/sec. - Sep 2012

I paid $100.00 a month for sporadic medium speed internet - enough to phone someone using Skype, but not enough for video or for downloading. And it went out frequently. - Dec 2011

Available, cost about 30 USD a month. Speed is fairly OK. - Feb 2010

Expensive but I was in the Hilton Apartments - get it by the month and have it included in the cost of your rent. - Sep 2008

About 2500 rupees a a month for ADSL (not very high speed). - Feb 2008

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