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What language is spoken in Sri Lanka?

The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil.

Is English spoken throughout Sri Lanka?

English is fairly widely spoken throughout the country, however, it is not to be assumed everyone can speak the language.

What currency is used in Sri Lanka?

The currency used throughout the country is the Sri Lankan rupee. Mastercard and Visa are widely used where credit cards are accepted as payment.

Do I need a visa to travel to Sri Lanka? 

A visa is required before entering the country. A 30 day tourist visa can be acquired online before arriving in Sri Lanka. 

When is the best time to travel to Sri Lanka?

If visiting the west and south coast the best time to travel to the country is from December to March. For the east coast it is slightly different and the best time to visit is between April and September. 

Is there transportation within Sri Lanka? 

As Sri Lanka is quite a small country, there is a fairly short distance between locations. The most popular forms of transportation are hiring a car, taking a taxi/tuk-tuk, or using buses and trains. 

Is Sri Lanka a family friendly destination? 

Sri Lanka is not known for being a typical family friendly destination. While Sri Lanka is safe, it is more so for the adventurous family.

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