Visiting Sri Lanka For Holidays? Then you must go through this page.
If you are going to visit Sri Lanka for your holidays, don’t forget to bring your Smartphone or Tablet that uses SIM card. You can buy a local SIM and can get 4G LTE network or 3G here. Nearly all over the Island is covered with mobile phone network. Most of the main cities are covered with 4G LTE network. Many places here offer free Wi-Fi network facility too. Also you can use the networks data plan, paid Wi-Fi cards and phone cards that are offered by the mobile phone operators.
You can find 5 numbers of ATM machines (In the lounge) outside of the arrival gate where you can withdraw Sri Lanka currency by using your plastic cards. Surplus Sri Lanka money can be converted in foreign currency when you are leaving the island nation.
Also at the airport arrival lounge resting places, fast food joint and wash rooms are available. Hotel booking booths, car rental and transport service providers too have their booths in the lounge. If you need porter service in the airport you can get it. Free Wi-Fi is available for all the passengers.
At the Colombo International airport you can buy SIM cards by producing your travel document. For US$ 10 you can get a standard SIM, Micro SIM or Nano SIM that will fit in to your device.The SIM card should be activated once you bought it. You can see that your phone is having LK Rs 700 for calling and 500Mb data for internet connection. Take note that using a SIM card registered on another person name is a violation according to the local law. You can find the new phone number on the card given by them. Announce your new phone number to your family and friends as the incoming calls and incoming SMS text messages are free here.
Dialog Tourist Mobile Plan.(SIM Card)
US$10 will give you a standard SIM, or Micro SIM or Nano SIM card.
With the benefit of
9GB Data Plan [4GB Any time + 5GB from 00.00Am till 08.00 Am]
International Calls & SMS Quota (IDD) Rs.600/-
Local Calls & SMS Quota Rs.350/-
Validity 30 days.
Mobitel Tourist Pack (SIM Card)
As per the Mobitel mobile phone plan,
Rs 999/- SIM card purchase will give you
Free IDD voice that is worth Rs 500/-
Free local calls worth Rs 250/-
3GB Mobile Data Free.
12 hours of Free Wi-Fi.
Validity period is 30 days.
You can get many useful Apps that are related to Sri Lanka travel and tourism industry. Some of these Apps are available for a fee and as free. These Apps provides nearly 200 Srilanka destinations along with things to see things to do and more interesting information for the visitor. Information about locations, where to stay, where to dine and where to do shopping also provided through them.
Also they provide lot of information on local water falls, reserved wildlife parks, beaches, and Historical locations, Wildlife watching, Whale watching, Dolphin watching, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and many more activities.
GPS map locations for your easy reference. You can drive safely with the help of the available GPS map guide you to the correct location. There used to be an image gallery related to each and every location.
Before you visit here (even to fly transit) check whether you have tattooed Buddha images on your body, if so remove it other wise you may be punished here by the Government.for disrespecting the Buddhist religion.
Don’t bring lot of cash, if so declare it to the customs on your arrival.
If you are making any payment through your plastic cards have a good watch on it, till you get it back.
Try to take money in the ATM on the day time when the banks are open.
Use call taxis recommended by your hotel.
It is prohibited to enter in to the temples with your foot wear and cap.
Never try to take photos with Buddha statues as you may violates the local laws that can send you to prison.
Some restricted places don’t allow you to take photographs.
Some places they may charge for your camera or video recorder to take them with you inside the area.
Running water is safe to drink, although you can purchase cold mineral water in plastic disposable bottles.
Don’t spit on the road.
Don’t walk while talking mobile phone specially on the railway track.
Smoking is not allowed in public places including trains and buses, violators will be prosecuted.
Use the pedestrian crossing only to cross the road, if it is marked with.
Cricket is also religion here, so don’t go on arguing of it.
Three wheel (tuk-tuk) drivers are friendly people, when you elite from it, check for your belongings as it is difficult to recover.
Visiting Sri Lanka. Interested in buying Gemstones?
Insist to get one verification certificate from a laboratory.
Make advance bookings for the train as it is always nearly full in the Kandy sector.
If you are visiting Mirissa beach from Kandy then get down from the train at the Ella Station.