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Travel Information – Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka – Serendib, Ceylon,Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time.  It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and un spoilt.

Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  Within a mere area of65, 610 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline – much of it pristine beach – 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.

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Flight connections :

SriLankan Airlines (flight code UL) is the national flagship carrier operating to and from Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport (IATA: CMB). Flights are available from cities throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, China, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. SriLankan Air also flies to the nearby destinations such as Chennai, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore, Coimbatore and the Maldives.

KLM connects many major European cities and others worldwide to Colombo with daily flights from Amsterdam to Colombo. The airline operates brand new Dreamliner wide body aircraft on these routes.

Emirates Airlines connects to Colombo with several flights daily from Dubai and Singapore to Colombo. The airline operates 777-300ER wide body aircraft on these routes.

Etihad Airways connects Abu Dhabi with Colombo.

Qatar Airways has 3 daily non-stop flights from Doha to Colombo.

Jet Airways has many flights a day to Colombo from Bangalore and Mumbai

SpiceJet have one flight a day to Colombo from Madurai and Chennai.

Air Asia now operates from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Colombo, Sri Lanka. This opens ups cheap flight for visitors from South East Asia as well as those who are visiting South Asia and then heading to South-East Asia (or vice-versa).

Singapore Airlines flies daily between Colombo and Singapore.

Turkish Airlines offers direct flight from Istanbul to Colombo.

Oman Air has announced flights to Colombo via Muscat and Male,

Ukrainian International Airlines now has a flight from Kiev to Colombo

Malaysia Airlines

Thai International Airways

Cathay Pacific

Saudi Arabian

China Eastern Airlines

 ** Airport information ;

Google Map –Sri Lanka

Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Airport Code : CMB

Administrative capital: Sri Jayewardenepura

Commercial capital: Colombo

Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
Note: English (a link language commonly) is used in government and spoken competently by about 10% of the population.

Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census) 

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Time zone: Sri Lanka Standard Time isfive and a half hours ahead of GMT. (Allowance should be made for summer-time changes in Europe.)

International dialing:  94

Electricity: 230 . 240 volts, 50 cycles AC.

Location: Latitude 5° 55. to 9° 50. north, longitude 79° 42. to 81° 52., 650km north of the equator

Dimensions: 430km north to south, 225km east to west

Coastline: 1,340km Area: 65,525km Currency (code): Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

Distance to Colombo from Airport  : 36 km 

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