Guides / Books

You are able to hire guides at sightseeing destinations. Sri Lankan tour guides acquire a good knowledge about the given subject and will be more than happy to educate you more about the beautiful island the following guide books are recommended to you from BSL. Lonely Planet Sri Lanka – latest copy August 2003. Many hotel […]

Money / Currency

The currency that is being used in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). We usually deal with Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 notes. Travelers cheque arrive. However there are many authorized exchange counters at the arrival lounge and in Colombo. The exchange rates depend on the international market […]


Time: Sri Lanka is GMT+5:30 in summer and +6hrs in winter from UK. Australia: -4:30 hrs. USA: +11 hrs Telephone: Country code is 94, outgoing International code :00. Mobile Tel: there are good telecommunication networks. The sim cards and recharge cards for your preferred networks can be purchased for cheap. Recharge cards and internets cards […]

Visas & Travel Insurance

For short visit to Sri Lanka, you need to obtain an ETA with effect from 1st of January 2012. On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore and The Republic of Maldives are exempted from the requirement of obtaining ETA to visit Sri Lanka. The authority to issue ETA lies with the […]

Possible Considerations

Most hotels have Western dishes like pasta, chicken escallops and omelets, but Western options like baked beans, fish fingers and burgers are best forgotten. Sadly, the fast food chains can be found in large Cities (KFC, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut). Traditional Sri Lankan Curry is not very hot and the chefs will happily turn down […]

What To Wear?

Sri Lanka is quite warm all throughout the year and cotton clothing will be useful during any time. But if you are travelling to the hill country, woolen clothes, scarfs and jackets will keep you warm. Also don’t forget your mosquito repellents. Wear along sleeve clothes in the evenings to keep yourself protected from the […]

Travel within the country

Air The airport in Colombo is the major domestic airport in Sri Lanka. In addition to that there are regular flights to smaller airports at Batticaloa, Gal Oya, Palali and Trincomalee. Travelling around Sri Lanka by air can be really interesting. It not only saves your time spent in a journey to move from one […]

Useful Travel Tips and Advices

Information that could be a life safer when travelling in Sri Lanka for International Travellers

Sri Lankan Special Holidays

In addition to the weekends and full moon Poya days, Sri Lanka celebrates many holidays and festivals. Most of them being religious festivals. The full moon Poya day falls every month. Sri Lanka has a population composed with many cultures and religions. Therefore we celebrate many festivals and religious events throughout the year.

Plan Your Tour To Sri Lanka

Plan your tour with us to get the best out of your holiday. Several aspects should be looked into if you are to make the best of your holiday.