Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia.

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Does airport immigration ask for boarding pass on arrival?

I have dual nationality (although China doesn't recognise that) and will be leaving China to Sri Lanka on my Chinese passport which is in my Chinese name and which I have done on previous ocassions. ...
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Getting from Colombo international airport to Anuradhapura

I am looking for a budget option of getting to Anuradhapura straight from the Colombo international airport. I haven't purchased a plane ticket yet but I am planning to time my arrival before late ...
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Use of Euros in Sri Lanka, will they be accepted for small purchases?

Am cruising in a few weeks time & wondering what currency I should take ashore in Sri Lanka as will only be there for one day & will be going on a pre organized tour. Thought a very small ...
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Where I can find beaches with still water in beginning of April in Sri-Lanka?

I am going to Sri Lanka in the beginning of April. I want to spend about a week on the beach, just taking sunbaths and swim near coast. I don't need any water sports. I want to find the place with ...
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What to do on east coast of Sri Lanka in May [closed]

I'm going to Sri Lanka with my wife for 1 week early May. I think we will stay Trincomalee/Nilaveli as we enjoy beaches and snorkeling, but are there any day trips that we can do from there. I was ...
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What time do air conditioned buses run from Colombo to Anuradhapura?

What time do air conditioned buses run from Colombo to Anuradhapura? When is the earliest bus leaving?
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Bus times from Anuradhapura to Kandy?

What time do air conditioned buses run from Anuradhapura to Kandy?
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Sri Lanka: visa requirements and possibility of visa on arrival at airport?

I'm am European (French) and plan a holiday in Sri Lanka. Do I need to apply for a visa to stay there for 3 weeks? If yes, do I have to get the visa before going there (ie. through ambassy) or can I ...
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Is it possible to buy a computer monitor and HRM watch in Colombo, Sri Lanka duty-free airport shops?

I'd like to take a monitor with me as a checked baggage, but it is an international flight with one change so it seems quite risky. So I would like to buy one at Colombo Airport duty-free shop. Do ...
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Camping in national parks in Sri Lanka

Can you just take a tent, take some food and stay for a few days in national park in Sri Lanka? First of all is it legal to do so? For example are campfires allowed? And if it is legal is it safe? Are ...
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Hotels with or around casinos in Colombo

I am hoping to visit Colombo in a couple weeks and I am looking to stay in a hotel (at least 4 star user ratings). I expect to spend quite a bit of time at casinos in Colombo and based on my past ...
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Dalhousie to Udawalawe?

How can I travel from Dalhousie to Udawalawe? Are there any sensible public transport options or would a driver be required? I intend to do this after descending Adams Peak.
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Power plugs in Sri Lanka

I am about to go to Sri Lanka for a dew weeks but am unsure about the type of power sockets. I know that they have type D, G and M sockets. I will be fine with the G sockets (I have an AU-UK adaptor ...
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Climbing Adam's peak (Sri Pada) in Sri-Lanka

I'm planning to climb the Adam's peak in March. What kind of trekking gear in terms of footwear etc. should be used for this trek ?
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Distinguishing Tamil speakers from Sinhalese speakers in Sri Lanka

When in Sri Lanka I would like to use a few words of either Tamil or Sinhalese with the locals. How can I tell which language I should try? Are there cultural appearances that I can go from? Of I get ...
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How long does it usually take to obtain a Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETL) online?

It is possible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETL) to Sri Lanka online. Roughly how long does it typically take for an ETL to be issued once the application has been made? In case ...
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Where can I see turtles hatching or laying in southern or south-western Sri Lanka in late March?

Are turtles hatching or laying eggs in southern or south-western Sri Lanka in late March? Which area would I need to visit to see turtles on the beach at this time?
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How to visit India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on a single trip

On my upcoming trip to India, I also would like to visit the neighboring countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka. Assuming I am flying into India (and out again) this means I need to get a multiple entry ...
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Where can I buy Sri Lanka rupee (LKR) in Australia (AUD)?

Since we will be arriving at 12:15 am, I would like to buy some Sri Lankan rupees before arrival. Is this possible if coming from Australia (via Singapore)?
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Are intercity trains in Sri Lanka generally on time?

Trains could be late anywhere in the world, but some countries seem to be more punctual than others. Are the intercity trains in Sri Lanka generally close to on time? Or habitually hours late?
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Where to find fruits market in Negombo, Sri Lanka? [closed]

Where to find a fruit market (or a place where I can buy fruit at wholesale prices) in/around downtown Negombo, Sri Lanka?
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Homestays and a driver in Sri Lanka - will accommodation be a problem?

When hiring a car with driver in Sri Lanka, I am led to believe that the hotels provide accommodation and meals free to the driver. How would this work if instead of hotels we used home-stays? Is ...
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Travelling in Sri Lanka - Advice on taxis and accomodation

My partner and I are going travelling in Sri Lanka in November for two weeks and I'm trying to plan a trip. I have a few specific questions about travel but would appreciate any tips or suggestions or ...
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Public transport to downtown Negombo

Are there any public transport available from Lewis Place ( beach side neighborhood) to down town Negombo ? Where to find it, and how long does it take ?
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What will the weather be like in Bali and Sri Lanka in November?

I'm thinking of a holiday to the west of Sri Lanka, near Colombo, or Bali in November. Can anyone tell me what to expect weather wise in each place?
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Sri Lanka as a tourist: Are there regions I should avoid?

I'm thinking about going to visit a coworker of me who is from Sri Lanka. If I'm flying that far away I would also spend some weeks in the whole country and not only on his place. To be honest he ...