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About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is situated in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean. It is an island country and is officially called the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon till the year 1972. Sri Lankan Tourism is based on the country’s wonderful beaches, wildlife, heritage, scenic beauty, fitness programs, sports and adventure and festivals. Apart from the astonishing number of tourist attractions, and the cultural diversity, another important factor for the tourists favoring Sri Lanka as a tourist attraction is that its length and breadth can be covered within a few days.


Currency :

Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Area :

65,610 square km (25,332 square miles)

Population :

20,277,597

Language :

Sinhala, Tamil

Calling Code :

94

Time Zone :

SLST (UTC+5:30)


Climate & Geography

Sri Lanka has a moderate climate due to the effects of the winds from the Indian Ocean all around it. Sri Lanka has Mean Temperatures which hover between 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees C) and 33 degrees C (91.4 degrees F). Rainfall is dictated by the monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.

Sri Lanka shares maritime borders with the countries of Maldives to its southwest and India to its northwest. The geographic location of Sri Lanka makes it strategically important place during the days of Silk Route Trade and the world wars. Sri Lanka is situated between latitudes 5 degrees and 10 degrees N and longitudes 79 degrees and 82 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : Most of the island of Sri Lanka is flat in nature with mountains situated in the south central part.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : Sri Lanka can be visited all throughout the year. However, it has been generally observed that the tourists like to visit mostly in the period between December and April.

Transportation

The transportation of Sri Lanka is well developed with the bulk of the load being carried by the highways. The highways are centered on the capital city of Colombo.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Sri Lanka for updated details on the requirements for obtaining visa.


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