Sri Lanka

As a true paradise on earth, Sri Lanka is proud of its beautiful nature and fabulous beaches. This is a great place for a relaxing vacation and new adventures, although the country also offers a magnificent culture and heritage enriched by a long and outstanding history.

Tourist visa
£48.00
from 2 working days
Business visa
£52.00
from 2 working days
Transit visa
£23.00
from 2 working days
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Tourist visa Processing time 30 days or less
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Business visa Processing time 30 days or less
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2 working days
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Transit visa Processing time 2 days or less
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Processing time:
2 working days
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Getting a visa to Sri Lanka is easy:

  • Upload a scanned copy of your passport and complete the application form
  • Pay the fee
  • Receive your ETA (electronic travel authorisation)

Required documents

To apply for an ETA (electronic travel authorisation), you will need the following documents:

  • Copy of your passport which is valid for six months on entry
  • Filled-in application form

Weather in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

18 August
Rain
+28
19 August
Rain
+28
20 August
Rain
+28
21 August
Rain
+28
22 August
Rain
+29
23 August
Rain
+28
24 August
Rain
+29
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    Colombo

    Colombo is the biggest city and commercial centre of Sri Lanka. It is multinational city with an impressive range of cultures, religions and communities, where modern and colonial meet.

    The best time to visit:
    from December to March

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    Mihintale

    Mihintale is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and the city impresses with its large number of pilgrims and beautiful temples. The picturesque views over the hills are another good reason to visit Mihintale.

    The best time to visit:
    from December to March

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    Galle

    Galle is a modern city that combines shining streets with fancy shops and the best-preserved colonial Old Dutch quarter, where you’ll find an incredible atmosphere combining low-rise buildings, old streets and Dutch-period churches.

    The best time to visit:
    from December to March

Time and mobile connection

The time in Sri Lanka is 4:30 hours ahead of London. During summer, there is no clock change in Sri Lanka.

Your home phone company might charge you roaming fees, so check roaming rates with your mobile provider before travelling to Sri Lanka, or buy a local prepaid (no contract) plan.

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Time in Jayawardenepura Kotte

Currency and purchases

The currency used in the country is the Sri Lankan Rupee. It’s better to organise your money before your trip for the best exchange rates.

192.41
1 GBP
163.82
1 EUR
146.87
1 USD

Accommodation & car rental

Sri Lanka has a lot of hotels to offer that will satisfy anyone’s choice.

It is better to rent a car from local companies such as Malkey or Quickshaws. It is very important to bear in mind that traffic is dangerous in this country. To rent a car, you will need an international driving licence and additional permit to drive in Sri Lanka, which you can buy from the Automobile Association of Ceylon.