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Reserve a Domestic Flight in Sri Lanka

Cinnamon Air Cinnamon Air fly 8-seater air taxis which in some cases also land on water. Destinations include: Ampara, Arugam Bay, Bandaranaike International Airport (Domestic Terminal), Bentota, Castlereagh, Colombo City – Waters Edge, Dickwella, Hambantota – Mattala, Jaffna, Kalpitiya, Kandy, Koggala, Nuwara Eliya, Pasikudah – Batticaloa, Sigiriya, Trincomalee. Scheduled flights are limited seasonally but charter flights …

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New Facebook Group to Share a Safari

This is a new group to help travellers share safaris in Sri Lanka. The benefits are huge; not only will you save money but also reduce traffic, noise and pollution, helping to preserve the national parks of Sri Lanka. www.facebook.com/groups/srilankasafarishare/ (opens in a new window)

Understand the Sri Lankan Monsoon Seasons

Northeast Monsoon (Dec to Feb) The northeast monsoon is also known as the Maha Monsoon and affects the north and east of the island. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are common and it is generally worse as you travel further north. The southwest of the island experiences high season during this time. First Inter-Monsoon (Mar to Apr) …

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How to Extend a Tourist Visit Visa in Sri Lanka

Extend from 30 Days to 3 Months You can extend the 30 day visit visa by an extra two months at any time after arrival at the Immigration Office in Battaramulla, Colombo. The official website is: www.immigration.gov.lk. Department of Immigration (opens in Google Maps) The visa extension forms can be downloaded here on the official website although it is not …

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New Facebook Group to Find and Review Drivers in Sri Lanka

If you are looking for a driver or guide in Sri Lanka then please check out the following Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/srilankacaranddriverhire It is 100% independent and features drivers, guides and small tour operators with a growing number of independent reviews.

Get Cash from an ATM in Sri Lanka

Recommended Banks Most banks in Sri Lanka accept foreign debit and credit card withdrawals at ATMs. The most reliable banks for this service are: Sampath Commercial Bank Hatton National Bank (HNB) Withdrawal Charge Almost all banks now impose an ATM charge for withdrawing money. This is normally between 200 and 300LKR per withdrawal. Note that …

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