What languages do Sri Lankans speak?
Sinhalese Tamil English
The oldest record of the Sinhalese dates back to the sixth century BC! Modern Sinhala is thought to have developed in the twelfth century AD.
Hello. – Ayubowan. How are you? – Kohomadha? What’s your name? – Oyāgē nama mokakda? My name is __. – Magē nama __. How much is this? – Meyka keeyada? Thank you. – Istuti.
Sri Lankan English is similar to British English, but with lots of local words infused. Also, foreigners might need to listen closely at first to understand the accent.
What currency is used in Sri Lanka?
How should I change or withdraw money in Sri Lanka?
Sampath Commercial Bank Hatton National Bank HSBC Standard Chartered Bank
20 rupees 50 rupees 100 rupees 500 rupees 1,000 rupees 5,000 rupees Booking through Follow Alice made our 12-day trip to Sri Lanka feel like a relaxing three weeks.
What is the climate like in Sri Lanka?
Best time to visit Sri Lanka
Coastal and lowland areas enjoy average daytime temperatures of around 26 to 30 °C (often climbing well above 30° C during the hottest part of the day). Things are pleasantly mild during the day in the hill country of the interior . Days are often between 14 to 22 °C (57 to 72 °F). Nights can be quite chilly, with temperatures sometimes dropping to near freezing.
What is transport like?
car taxi tuk-tuk bus train
Private car with driver
Is it safe in Sri Lanka?
A new day
How do I apply for a Sri Lankan visa?
Follow Alice to Sri Lanka
Based on our suggested destinations, Follow Alice planned a practical route to follow and I feel we got to see pretty much everything. They suggested amazing accommodation to suit our budget and taste.
Meet Dinesh, our Sri Lanka local leader
Our guide was respectful, honest, funny, kind and knew the island like the back of his hand. I got the royal treatment wherever we went. All the details were perfect and, and on a couple of occasions he changed plans because he knew I wouldn't like the plans that had been made.