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About Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan currency is the rupee (Rs), which is divided into 100 cents; pricing in cents is rare. Rupee coins come in denominations of one, two, five and 10 rupees. Notes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 rupees.
For Sri Lanka there are two associated plug types, types D and G. Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular patternand plug type G is the plug which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Sri Lanka operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
The average temperature in Sri Lanka is 27.0 °C (81 °F). The range of average monthly temperatures is 2 °C. The warmest average max/ high temperature is 31 °C (88 °F) in February, March, April & May. The coolest average min/ low temperature is 22 °C (72 °F) in January & February.
Ten days Rainfall Forecast
Help is just a call away
The visitors to the country as well as the locals can reach for help in case of a health emergency or in any danger though following numbers. The emergency access numbers could be contacted through all the telephone and mobile operations in the country while many mobile services offering emergency calls despite low signals and low credits. However most of the emergency services are restricted to town centres and suburbs while police stations and hospitals offer emergency care in rural areas.
Emergency Services Telephone Numbers
Police Emergency Hotline – 118 / 119
Ambulance / Fire & rescue – 110
General Hospital-Colombo – 011-2691111
Tourist Police – 011-2421052
Police Emergency – 011-2433333
Government Information Centre – 1919
Report Crimes – 011-2691500
Emergency Police Mobile Squad – 011-5717171
Fire & Ambulance Service – 011-2422222
Tourist VAT Refund Scheme
Tourist VAT Refund system is introduced by Inland Revenue Department Sri Lanka, to refund VAT which is charged when purchasing goods, by Tourists who visit Sri Lanka.
The ‘Tourist VAT Refund Scheme’ (TVRS) is implemented with effect from September 11, 2018, in terms under section 58A of the Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002 (Amended by Act) and by Gazette notifications of the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue and Minister of Finance accordingly.