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As a tourist you are welcome to Sri Lanka to explore it and to enjoy your holidays.
Please observe the following things while you are here.

  • Beach dresses are meant for beaches and are not good for to do shopping with them on.
  • Don't visit here with Buddha's images tattooed on your body.
  • Bags, caps, towels and dresses with Buddha's images may put you in trouble.
  • When visiting Temples or Shrines, do dress like as going to church for Sunday mass.(Fully covered dress).
  • It is not allowed to enter Temples with your footwear. Leave them at the place arranged for them.
  • Don't take photos of Buddha in inappropriate manner. (Don't pose in front of it to take photo)
  • Staying or Bathing in Waterfalls are nice. But be warned, there may come sudden water rush and it can roll you away.
  • Don't speak with those people who are following you. Some of these followers are tricky people.
  • TUK TUK have Government Embalm on their number plates, but they are not owned by the Government.
  • Never accept drinks or food from unknown passengers when you are travelling in bus or train.
  • Whenever purchasing any tickets do it yourself. Or stay next to the person who is buying it for you.
  • Change money with approved money changers only.
  • Excess Sri Lanka rupees? Convert them in to foreign currencies at the Colombo airport.
  • Don't accept damaged or hand written Currency notes.
  • Extend your visa validity before it expires at Battaramulla, Colombo.

Following things are prohibited by law.

  • Don't over stay your visa.
  • Smoking and Dinking in public places are prohibited.
  • Using mobile phone while driving or walking.
  • Using mobile phone next to the train track or on it.
  • Use of polythene bags (Specially particular size and material).
  • Tourists are not allowed to do business.(selling Phones, jewelry etc)
  • Foreign Visitors are not allowed to work without valid work permit.
  • Use pedestrian crossing only to cross the road. Obey to the signal lights if there are any.
  • Always keep your tickets of the train and busses till you finish the journey. It is an offence to travel without a valid ticket.

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Sri Lanka Tourist Visa

Sri Lanka Tourist Visa

Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except for those passport holders from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles.

Sri Lanka Backpackers

Backpackers to LK

Visiting Backpackers can enjoy their trip to Sri Lanka as Tourism Development Authority provide tourist accommodation to the budget travelers.

Sri Lanka Tour

Do and Don'ts While Visiting

Transport, communication and accommodations are at their best. Lets' check what to do in Sri Lanka? and not to do in Sri Lanka.

Camping for Tourists Sri Lanka

Camping For Tourists

Sri Lanka offers that they can choice in the natural setting by using the camping gear and the caravans that are specially built for tourists.

Shopping Malls

Sri Lanka offers many shopping malls in Colombo and large cities. These malls provides Supermarkets, shopping and cinema halls. Watch English movies here. Read More

Hotels

Tourists, Businessmen, Students and transit passengers can find good star class hotels to simple rooms here in in Sri Lanka. Better make advance bookings. Read More

Street Foods

While you are travelling on the roads, you can find lot of places serving food and beverages with the names as hotel, restaurant, bakeries and cool spots.
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Sri Lanka Events by Month

April is the month in which all the Sri Lanka people enjoy local New Year with fun and joy. This is something similar to English New Year eve in other countries. Read More

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important when you are visiting Sri Lanka. Insrance packages must cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies and other events like theft. Read More

Using Smartphone in Sri Lanka

All Smartphones including iPhone can operate here.Sri Lanka offers 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity for to connect to the internet and to make Free App calls. Read More