Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), a tiny island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean, is a rugged land of rainforest, diverse wildlife and endless beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its flavorful cuisine reflects its history as a maritime hub and cultural melting pot. Island surround by blue water will give you new level of an experience that no other country can provide. 65610 square Kilometers Island will include more than 2500 years of Heritage, Beautiful Hills with water falls, Rivers, Beaches, wildlife sanctuary and many more
An island of approx. 65,610 sq. Km. Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of the coast of India. It lies between 5°55′ and 9° 55′ north of the equator and between the eastern longitudes 79° 42′ and 81° 52′.
Warm and fine year-round. Average temperatures around 27° C in Colombo going down as the land rises to the hill country to as low as 10° C. The island has two wet seasons between May and July in the south-west and December/January in the north-east. Climatically Sri Lanka has no off-season. Bring sunny warm days are the rule and are common even during the wet season. Sea temperatures, as a rule, remain around 27° C.
Communication is rarely a problem because English is widely spoken in all parts of the country. Place names and signboards are in the national languages and often in English. Official languages – Sinhala, Tamil, and English. National languages- Sinhala and Tamil.
A tourist visa needs to be obtained for nationals other than Singapore & Maldives. The cost is approximately 25 USD and could be obtained online. For further details, visit www.eta.gov.lk
Population; 20,675,000 (2014)
Density; 309 /km2
Time; Sri Lanka’s Standard Time is 5 ½ hours ahead of Greenwich.
Currency; Sri Lanka Rupee
Electricity; 230-240 Volts 50 Cycles A.C.