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Sri Lanka Country Quickfacts

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Area:  65,610 km²
25,332 sq mi
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Country Code: 94
Country Population: 20,277,597
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted. Tourist spots like museums and temples generally do not accept credit cards.
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax for Sri Lanka
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220 - 240 V (Russian configuration)
Ethnic Groups:  Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, Sri Lankan Moors
Flag: Sri Lankan Flag
Location:  Island country in the northern Indian ocean
Official Language(s): Sinhalese and Tamil
Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamic.
Time Zone: SLST (UTC+5:30)
Tipping: We suggest the following tipping guidelines:

  • Local guides: USD $10 per person, per day
  • Drivers: USD $5 per person, per day approx
  • Porters (luggage handling) USD $1 per piece of luggage.
  • Although a 10% service charge is added to food, this does
    not usually go to your server and we suggest adding a
    10% tip to your restaurant bill.



Sri Lanka Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Sri Lanka.

Learn about the history and culture of Sri Lanka, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Sri Lanka's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Sri Lanka for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Sri Lanka tours today!


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ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Sri Lanka tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Sri Lanka.

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