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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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Hideaway Yoga 2017

The schedule is 8.30am and 4.30pm Mon to Fri and 8.30am Sun, cost 1000LKR. Follow the Facebook link to view more details.

New Spa at the Blue Wave Hotel

It is now possible to get a massage at the new spa in the Blue Wave hotel. Follow the link to their Facebook page for more info. For other spa options in Arugam Bay see the page Ayurveda and Massage or Luxury Accommodation in Arugam Bay.

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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New Safari Share Forum

There is a new safari sharing forum at This is the ideal place to find people to share the cost of a Kumana safari. Follow this link to the new Safari Shares forum (opens in a new window). Also see our Business Directory for a list of safari tour providers.

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: 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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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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