Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is a country located in Asia. Former English coloy, this island is now known for its safaris with elephants, its culture and its wonderful temples.

          General information

Capital city : Colombo

Surface : 65,610 sqm

Currency : Sri Lankan Ruppee (LKR). It’s recommended to use bills and not credit cards in the country.

Head of state : Mahinda Rajapakse

Population : 20,48 milion

Religion : Buddhism

Language : cinghalais ou tamoul but english is spoken by about 15% of the population.

Time : UTC +5h30

 

 

 

 

Climate : About all the country temperatures are between 26°C and 28°C. But they are differences ; at north  where temperatures can reach 37°C; at the center in mountains it’s more cold and hey can have freeze-up periods; and at south it’s a tempered climate.

Seasons : The best season to plan a trip to Sri Lanka is between the end of January and April, there is less rain and more sunlight.

Passports & Visas : You must have the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter in Sri Lanka (USD $30) but when you arrive you must have this ETA and a valid passport for more than 6 months after your end of trip, a valid return ticket and documentary evidence of resources.

Health : It’s recommended to consult his doctor before your trip. Then, take care about mosquitoes which can pass dengue, malaria and chikungunya on to you. Please take care in Sigiriya, numerous cases of stings of hornet were indicated. It is recomended to be inocuated against :

  • the diphtheria
  • the tetanus
  • the poliomyelitis
  • the whooping cough

And it also advised to be inoculated against hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.

Air travel : Cinnamon Air for domestic flights, SriLankan Airlines, and numerous air companies offer flights to Sri Lanka. The international airport is Bandaranaike located at 35 km at the north of Colombo

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