All mobile operators support the GSM technology on GSM 900/ 1800 bands. WAP & GPRS is widely supported. 4G and wireless broadband is available in Colombo. Wifi zones are available in selected spots in major towns.
The Sri Lankan currency is the Rupee (Rs), divided in to 100 cents. Notes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 & 5000. Most hotels and other tourist establishments will quote you the price in US$ or Euro and collect in Rupees at the prevailing exchange rate.
Credit Cards are widely used and accepted by local establishments (even in small towns). The most widely used card types are Visa and MasterCard, with Amex to a lesser extent. It would be a convenient option to use your Credit Card (valid for international use) whenever possible.
Sri Lanka’s electricity runs at 230-240V, 50 cycles AC. Round, three-pin sockets are normally used although you may occasionally find square three-pin sockets as well. It’s better if you can pack a ‘Universal Adapter’ if you have different types of plugs.
Sri Lanka being a tropical country best time will be depend on your destination, activities and season you plan to visit to. Climatically, the best & driest seasons are from December to March on the West & South Coasts and in the hill country, and from May to September in the East Coast. Sri Lanka is subject to two monsoons, the rainy season in the East coast is the dry season in the south west coast & vise versa. This means Sri Lanka is a year around destination, and there is always a ‘right’ season somewhere in the island. Along the coast the average temperature is about 27° C. The temperature rapidly falls with altitude. At Kandy (altitude 450m) the average temperature is 20° C and at Nuwara Eliya (altitude 1890m) it’s down to around 16°C.
Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences.
You certainly do. In addition, if you intend visiting Sri Lanka on a short visit, you will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to arrival. Easiest way to obtain an ETA through an online system. You can submit the ETA application to ETA website. Select the language, click ‘Apply’ and follow the instructions. ETA holders will be issued a 30 day Short Visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka.
To apply and gain more information, visit: www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
Sri Lanka is a country with every aspect of visiting. Its cultural background with 2500 years of written history, Nature with wildlife, Authenticity with rural life, coastlines around the country & diverse landscape with full of attractions are only a few which I can list out. You will be amazed by this little paradise when you visit it.