Sri Lanka is a country located in Southern Asia. The country has no land neighbors. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Sinhalese and Tamil. Traveling across Sri Lanka if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Sri Lanka was ranked 82nd out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Sri Lanka is Sri Lankan rupee (LKR). The rupee (Rs) is subdivided into 100 cent.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 336.53 LKR and 1 USD is worth 310.94 LKR.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Sri Lanka is 46.83 Mbps and mobile is 49.2 Mbs.The global average is 179.65 Mbps and 125.35 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Sri Lanka.17.20 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Sri Lanka, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 3 socket types used in Sri Lanka. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
What hotel chains are present in Sri Lanka?
There are Mariott hotels in Weligama.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Sri Lanka.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Sri Lanka.
What fast food chains are present in Sri Lanka?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Sri Lanka.
The KFC chain operates in Sri Lanka.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Sri Lanka.
What is the weather like in Colombo?
Weather data for Colombo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Emergency phones in Sri Lanka
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legalized
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- Two bottles of wine and 1.5L of spirits.
Customs duty and other levies are applicable on all cigarette and tobacco products.