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Sri Lanka : Key Facts

Population

Sri Lanka became independent in 1948. It is a Buddhist majority country with 12.6% Hindu, 9.7% Muslim, 7.4% Christian.

Capital City

Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka and the main centre of politics, culture and government administration.

Currency

Local currency of Sri Lanka is called Sri Lankan RUPEE (LKR). Bank notes includes 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000. Coins includes 1,2,5,10.

Language

There are two official language of Sri Lanka – Sinhala and Tamil. English is widely spoken and taught as a second language.

Foods

Most popular dish in Sri Lanka include rice and curry, pittu, kiribath, wholemeal roti, string hoppers, wattalapam are widely eaten through out the country.

Accommodation

People lives in buildings in most cities and towns. In villages people usually lives in dwellings with mud floor or concrete floor.

Best time to book flights to Sri Lanka?

You can visit Sri Lanka at any time of the year depending on the budget and the weather preference. Usually October, November, January, February and March are the best months to visit Sri Lanka. During this time usually ticket price is cheaper as well as the temperature is mild.

When planing your tour, use this great flight calendar tools to see which month will be the best match with your budget and time. This calendar will show you the cheapest month to book flight tickets to Sri Lanka.

Best airport to fly into Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has 5 international airports situated in different part of the country. For international tourists most popular airport is Colombo Airport. However, depending on your travel plan and the flight ticket you have bought, you will be landing to any of the following airports in Sri Lanka –

  1. Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo
  2. Ratmalana International Airport (RML) in Colombo
  3. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) in Hambantota
  4. Batticaloa International Airport (BTC) in Batticaloa
  5. Jaffna International Airport (JAF) in Jaffna

Hotels in Sri Lanka?

Where to stay in Sri Lanka will depend on your tour plan, preferences, budgets and the activities you want to do and the places you want to visit. Unlike western countries, Sri Lanka do not offer a wide verity of accommodations but it offers a wide range of hotel accommodations in most big cities. Make sure you book your hotel before you arrive and get confirmation from the hotels, otherwise you may end up paying more if you try to book hotel after coming to India or you may not be able to secure any hotel rooms specially during peak season.

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