Time in Sri Lanka

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Time in Sri Lanka since 15 April 2006 is officially represented by the Sri Lanka Standard Time (SLST, UTC+05:30).

Sri Lanka Standard Time time zone

Sri Lanka Standard Time (SLST) is the time zone for Sri Lanka. It is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT/UTC (UTC+05:30).

UTC+05:30 Identifier for a time offset from UTC of +05:30

UTC+05:30 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +05:30. This time is used in India and Sri Lanka. It is five and a half hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.


Historic UTC offsets were:

Daylight saving time

In history daylight saving time was used too.

IANA time zone database

The IANA time zone database contains one zone for Sri Lanka in the file zone.tab, named Asia/Colombo.

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