09:15 PM 04/01/2019
Corona Virus infection had made the Colombo and other places under curfew. People are not allowed to travel between Districts. While some places like Colombo is haing undefined time curfew for days. Most of the Hotels are closed and arrangements are made for the Tourists to fly back with the assistance of the local police. Meanwhile issuing of Visas to foreigners are stopped until further notice.
2019 President Election, Sri Lanka.
2019 Sri Lanka President Election date is announced. It will take place on 16th November 2019. Normally the election used to take place as a smooth one. Tourist can go on with their normal activities. It is better to avoid political meetings and political parades specially that takes place in Colombo. In these areas there used to be less public transport service is provided. On the Election Day and the results announcing day it is better to participate in the hotel activities where you are staying. Most of the rallies and election propaganda meetings used to take place in the evenings and night times. Most travelers advise to their fellow countrymen not to speak about religion, cricket and local politics in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka After Easter Attack.
Sri Lanka security forces are working hard to eliminate the remaining militants in their hideouts.
The social media websites and thier Apps of Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Viber and YouTube are blocked by the Government authorities to prevent false News around its people. It is expected that the ban will be lifted very soon. Mean while there is a night time curfew will apply from 10:00pm till 4:00am all over Sri Lanka. So there will be no train services and bus services will not operate during the night. Read about the notices given by your country regarding the current Sri Lanka situation.
Colombo Airport Back To Normal Operation.
Colombo International airport is operating as usual. Don't have Tattoos on your body that consists Buddha's images.
Don't bring or wear clothes with the Buddha's image. Specially Indian women are caught here for wearing sarees with Buddha's face. This is a punishable offence according to Sri Lanka law. Now the insurance premiums for the visiting tourists are back to normal price and there are no extra charges on the insurance premium. In the mean time SRILANKAN Airlines too had started its normal flight schedule as was in the previous time. And many of their cancelled routes too had been active and operative through this BIA, Katunayake.
Most foreign tourists prefer the BIA for their arrival to this island nation as this is close to the popular tourist destination Negombo city and beaches. 07th April 2017 the BIA will be kept opened 24 hours a day and all the flights can land and take off as usual including the A380s. The runway renovation works were perfectly completed at a cost of US$ 48 million. Furthermore the width of the runway too has been increased to 75 meters.
Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except for those passport holders from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles.
Visiting Backpackers can enjoy their trip to Sri Lanka as Tourism Development Authority provide tourist accommodation to the budget travelers.
Transport, communication and accommodations are at their best. Lets' check what to do in Sri Lanka? and not to do in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka offers that they can choice in the natural setting by using the camping gear and the caravans that are specially built for tourists.
Sri Lanka offers many shopping malls in Colombo and large cities. These malls provides Supermarkets, shopping and cinema halls. Watch English movies here. Read More
Tourists, Businessmen, Students and transit passengers can find good star class hotels to simple rooms here in in Sri Lanka. Better make advance bookings. Read More
While you are travelling on the roads, you can find lot of places serving food and beverages with the names as hotel, restaurant, bakeries and cool spots.
April is the month in which all the Sri Lanka people enjoy local New Year with fun and joy. This is something similar to English New Year eve in other countries. Read More
Travel insurance is important when you are visiting Sri Lanka. Insrance packages must cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies and other events like theft. Read More
All Smartphones including iPhone can operate here.Sri Lanka offers 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity for to connect to the internet and to make Free App calls. Read More