Capital City: Colombo
Timezone: UTC + 5:30
Population: 22.5 million
Official Language: Sinhala
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Average Temperature: 27°C
Flight Time from UK: 12 hours non-stop (approx.)
Distance from Airport: 30km away from Colombo
A tropical paradise, Sri Lanka is one of the world’s forgotten gems.
Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean.
Sri Lanka’s capital city is Colombo which began as a small seaport. The name is thought to have come from the Sinhala word “kolomba” which means port or harbour.
Sri Lanka has something for everyone …
Golden sandy beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, ancient ruins, religious places of worship, and the hustle and bustle of city life is just a snippet of what is on offer.
The country boasts a rich ethnic diversity with a racial and cultural mix which have blended uniquely over the years creating the charm and charisma that is quintessentially Sri Lanka.
This destination has been voted the top country to visit in 2019 by the Lonely Planet Travel Guide.