Current time in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

3:46 p.m.
Oct. 4, 2022

Local time in Sri Lanka

The time in Sri Lanka is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC and 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Sri Lanka is India Standard Time (IST). Sri Lanka is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 2006.

Details for the time in Sri Lanka

Current time
3:46 p.m.
Time zone India Standard Time (IST)
IANA time zone Asia/Colombo
Your time difference 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+5:30
5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC

Sri Lanka Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Sri Lanka is not using Daylight Saving Time.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka uses India Standard Time IST. IST is UTC +0530. IST is one of the few time zones that aren’t offset to UTC by a whole number of hours. Sri Lanka's latitude and longitude is 7° 00' N and 81° 30' E. Geographically Sri Lanka is right, being six hours ahead of UTC would have been too much. Sri Lanka doesn’t observe daylight savings time. Being close to the equator they have no use for it.

Important cities in Sri Lanka

The current time in some important cities in Sri Lanka is shown below.

Time in Sri Lanka