Visiting Sri Lanka For Holidays?
Then you must go through this page.
If you are going to visit Sri Lanka for your holidays, don’t forget to bring your Smartphone or Tablet that uses SIM card. Tell your carrier in your country to unlock it for use it here.You can buy a local SIM and can get 3G or 4G LTE network and can be connected here. The Island is covered with 3G mobile phone network. Most of the main cities are covered with 4G LTE network. Many Hotels and Guest houses offer free Wi-Fi network facility for their guests. Just obtain the username and password from them and get connected to the internet. You can purchase Data plan, Wi-Fi cards and phone cards that are offered by the local mobile phone operators.
Visiting Sri Lanka?
There are 5 numbers of ATM machines (In the lounge) outside of the Airport’s arrival gate where you can withdraw Sri Lanka currency by using your plastic cards. Sri Lanka rupees can be converted back in to foreign currency when you are leaving Sri Lanka after your Holidays.
At the airport arrival lounge hall, fast food joint and wash room facilities too are available. Hotel booking booths, car rental and transport service providers too have their booths in this lounge. If you had already booked your hotel or transport service, the agent will wait at this area with your name in card. If you need porter service in the airport you can get it. Free Wi-Fi is available for all the passengers.
At the Colombo International airport you can buy SIM cards by producing your travel document. For US$ 10 you can get a standard SIM, Micro SIM or Nano SIM that will fit in to your device.The SIM card should be activated once you bought it. You can see that your phone is having LK Rs 700 for calling and 500Mb data for internet connection. Take note that using a SIM card registered on another person name is a violation according to the local law. You can find the new phone number on the card given by them. Announce your new phone number to your family and friends as the incoming calls and incoming SMS text messages are free here.
Visiting Sri Lanka Purchase own SIM Card. The SIM card is valid for one month and it can be extended, if necessary.
Don’t give away the SIM card as it is registered with your name and any future wrong doing with it will be counted on you.
All the IM Apps used to operate smooth in your Smartphone. No restrictions apply on them from the Government as in Middle East and China.
During the day time Buses and trains operates regularly. You can take TUK TUK (Three wheel) that have meter. After dark better to get call taxi service specially for the safety of females. There are lot of good drivers available in the night, but there are some greedy drivers too operates in the night.
Dialog Tourist Mobile Plan.(SIM Card)
US$10 will give you a standard SIM, or Micro SIM or Nano SIM card.
With the benefit of 9GB Data Plan [4GB Any time + 5GB from 00.00Am till 08.00 Am]
International Calls & SMS Quota (IDD) Rs.600/-
Local Calls & SMS Quota Rs.350/-
Validity 30 days.
Mobitel Tourist Pack (SIM Card)
As per the Mobitel mobile phone plan,
Rs 999/- SIM card purchase will give you
Free IDD voice that is worth Rs 500/-
Free local calls worth Rs 250/-
3GB Mobile Data Free.
12 hours of Free Wi-Fi.
Validity period is 30 days.