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Sri Lanka Holidays

Sri Lanka
  • Capital city: Colombo
  • Population: 20,277,597 (2012 census)
  • Size of country: 65,610 sq km
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Power supply: 220-240v
  • Sockets: Round three-pin and two-pin variety
  • Language: Sinhala
  • Time difference: GMT +5.5 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa to visit Sri Lanka which must be obtained in advance.
  • Religion: Buddhist (official) 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)
  • Popular dishes: Rice and fish curries, often far hotter than Indian cuisine.
  • Popular drinks: Arrack, fermented from the sap of coconut flowers
  • Did you know: A lasting legacy of the British colonial era, cricket is themost popular sport of Sri Lanka. The national team gained full test status in 1982 and went on to win the world cup in 1996. The national sport however, is volleyball.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice for Sri Lanka
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