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    • Sri Lanka in July - who wants to join us?

      Sri Lanka Yesterday

      Hi all we are 40+ couple from Poland and we will be in Sri Lanka from the 1st of July till 23rd. We plan to make a tour during the first 6 days and than go to the East and stay there two remaining weeks. We are looking for company to join us in our trip. Let me know if interested :)

    • Airport shuttle

      Bentota Mar 28, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      Can anyone suggest a good taxi firm that runs a service from Bentota to Colombo airport?



    • modes of travel in srilanka

      Bentota Mar 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      we are 4 adults and 1 child. Want to know the best way to travel from Colombo airport to bentota. and later from bentota to kandy

    • A swimwear/ bikini shop in Unawatuna

      Unawatuna Apr 8, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Hi, I am arriving from Rishikesh, in north India. Are there any shops close by Unawatuna for swimwear?

    • August Itinerary - HELP NEEDED

      Sri Lanka Apr 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Hello all. I am planning a 15 day trip in August for myself and my boyfriend (both mid 20s). Please can you let me know your thoughts on whether it's feasible (or if we're missing something important?). We want a good balance of beach, exploring local cultures & authentic food. Our priorities are at least one beautiful beach resort (weather permitting) with luxury accommodation, one safari experience (with tree hut lodge stays), and some great local food / markets. We would enjoy some evening nightlife for some of the trip too. Our plan so far is:

      Colombo - head straight to Negombo for 2 nights
      Kandy for 3 nights
      Nuwara Eliya for 2 nights
      Yala National Park for 2 nights
      Ella for 1 night
      Beach Resort (Tangalle / Mirissa) for 4 nights
      Galle for 1 night
      Train to Colombo for flight home

    • List of Halal food in Sri lanka

      Sri Lanka Mar 31, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      I'll be travelling in sri lanka soon. Therefore would be glad if anyone could share the list of halal eateries that they have been to. Especially to this following places:
      - pollonuwara
      - nuwara eliya
      - hambantuta
      - galle
      - colombo

      Appreciate your kind help.

    • Sri Lanka travel itinerary

      Sri Lanka 20 hours ago

      Hi guys! I know am asking a very vague question but could help me in planning itinerary for my expected tour to Sri Lanka.

      Am looking to travel there sometime in Jan or Feb 2015 (I know I have started planning to early), I searched various travel sites and most of them have similar itinerary as below:
      Day 01 : Colombo - Kelaniya - Colombo
      Day 02 : Colombo - Pinnawala - Dambulla
      Day 03 : Dambulla - Sigiriya - Matale - Kandy
      Day 04 : Kandy - Peradeniya - Kandy
      Day 05 : Kandy - Hakgala - Nuwara Eliya
      Day 06 : Nuwara Eliya - Bentota
      Day 07 : Bentota - Departure from Colombo

      I don't know much about the country, so am not sure if the above cities/places and days are enough to see Sri Lanka. Can someone help me.

      Also noticed that no company includes Jaffna. I would like to visit as have heard a lot about it but is it advisable to go there?

    • modes of travel in srilanka

      Bentota Mar 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      we are 4 adults and 1 child. Want to know the best way to travel from Colombo airport to bentota. and later from bentota to kandy

    • where is averiwatte bus station?

      by kayedineen Online Now Feb 4, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      where to get bus from airport to negombo?

      2 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 5:44 AM
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      accomodation close to airport

      by Masha_M Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      Can someone recommend a good place to stay (clean, but budget or mid-range) for catching an early flight on the way out?

      9 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:50 AM
    • Hindu temple in Negombo

      by premsesath Online Now Dec 13, 2013 at 2:00 AM

      I like to see a Hindu temple in Negombo. Recommend a place.

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • Martial Arts in Negombo ??

      by Cronkman Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      Are there any Martial Arts schools in Negombo and if so what schools/styles are being taught there ?


      4 Answers Dec 14, 2013 at 4:40 AM
    • train times

      by petewalker Online Now Nov 20, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      have you the times for the train from Negombo to Kandy and return

      2 Answers Nov 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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      Negombo or Colombo?

      by Mekarinkak Online Now Jun 14, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Which one is the best place for visit including beaches and nightlife?

      6 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 5:14 AM
    • Negombo to Kandy and back

      by jahanzebahsan Online Now May 1, 2013 at 6:47 AM

      Hello, I will arrive in Colombo at night and shift to hotel in Negombo. Next day early morning, I want to leave for Kandy for a day trip. My travel options in the order of preference is bus, train and car. Can some body guide me how to travel. Thanks in advance. Jahanzeb Pakistan

      18 Answers May 8, 2013 at 4:02 AM
    • Train with a surfboard

      by from_atlantis Online Now Jan 6, 2013 at 3:08 AM


      I am arriving at the airport at 4pm and i'm undecided what the best way south is..:

      a) get a taxi to negombo, stay over night and then travel by train from negombo to colombo fort and then colombo fort to weligama (with a surfboard and rucksack!)
      b) get a taxi to hikkaduwa (i've been quoted80...seems quite expensive), stay overnight and then train to weligama.

      I quite like the idea of experiencing the local trains...but don'r know if it will turn out to be a lot of trouble!

      Thanks for any advice.

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      Negombo or straight to Kandy

      by PaulH45 Online Now Jan 5, 2013 at 12:29 PM


      I shall arrive in Colombo next Thursday around 12 midday. I will eventually end up in Kandy, but want to arrive in daylight. Will I do it by leaving the airport at say 1.30 pm, bus to Colombo fort station then the train to Kandy or is it better to stay in Negombo and get to Kandy next day (Friday)?

      Does Negombo have any cheap budget type guest houses?

      I have searched and the only info coming up was for the same question asked in 2010!

      Thanks in advance,

      Paul Holmes, UK

      4 Answers Jan 7, 2013 at 2:32 AM
    • Travel & Sight Seeing

      by anmolgagz Online Now Jul 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      Hi I would be in Sri Lanka in months of October 2012. I wanted to know if i can get a taxi at around 11 PM at airport to Paradise Beach Hotel and any idea how much would it cost?

      Also what could be the best sight seeing and things to do in negombo and around. I would be in negombo for around 4 days.

      thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2012 at 1:52 AM
    • transport from negumbo

      by johnpinny Online Now Oct 25, 2011 at 2:15 AM

      help ????? trying to get some transport from jetwing beach hotel to colombo daily for the test match 3-7 april 2012 the hotel group wont answer any e-mails so can you help in any way.We were loking at possibly trying to hire a taxi-or driver for the day ,what sort of cost would this be in u.s. dollars or would it be easier to catch the train into town and tuc-tuc to the ground many thanks john.

      4 Answers Oct 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    • Negombo for half a day?

      by funnyguppy Online Now Sep 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM

      My husband and I have an 8 hour layover in Colombo, and it just occurred to us today that we might be able to get out of the airport for a bit and explore. It seems like Negombo is the best option for us, but we were hoping someone could answer a few questions for us.

      1. What is the best way from the airport to Negombo? It sounds like people recommend tuk tuks... how do we catch one? And is it relatively easy to find a way back to the airport?

      2. Is it safe to go to Negombo with cameras, or does it make you a target for thievery? Are there lockers to leave our valuables at the airport? Is it at all dangerous for tourists?

      3. How much money would we need for 8 hours in Negombo? I figure we'll just need transportation to and from the airport, and then enough for maybe a meal and some non-alcoholic drinks (for 2 people).

      Thanks for any help anybody can offer!

      7 Answers Oct 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM
    • Negombo visit - Sept 2011

      by write2eddy Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 7:05 AM

      I am planning a short vacation to India and I'll be travelling via Colombo.
      On the return journey, the flight from Chennai lands at 12:00 hours and the connecting flight is at 18:50 hours.
      With a 5 hour transit (assuming 2 hours for immigration clearance), will I be able to visit few places near airport? People suggested Negombo beach.
      Is it safe there? and anything interesting to see?
      I dont wanna waste 5 hours at the airport!
      Any other suggestions?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM
    • Are there problems following Flood

      by Thorbs55 Online Now Feb 8, 2011 at 6:40 AM

      We are heading to Sri Lanka in April and have today read on the foreign office website that tourists are not advised to visit Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa due to the floods has any body found this on recent visit

      3 Answers Feb 9, 2011 at 3:21 AM
    • 1 daytrip in Negombo

      by auntiedoris Online Now Jan 2, 2011 at 5:54 PM

      Will arrive Negombo in the morning around 11.00am. Please name some places of interest that we can spend a day while waiting for another group to arrive after midnight.

      Thank you in advance

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2011 at 12:18 AM
    • Working around Negombo

      by insane28 Online Now Dec 20, 2010 at 11:05 PM

      Hi, I'm going to be working in Adiambalama. Wanted to know how far it is from Negombo and how far it is from Colombo by car. I will be given a car by my work, and sometimes I should have a driver. How bad is the traffic if I am going from Adiambalama to Negombo or to Colombo. I will usually leave Adiambalama during the weekend, so friday evening.

      What is there to do around there and are there any other interesting places closeby?

      Any places you recommend where I can meet people and make some friends to hang out with.

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Dec 21, 2010 at 12:48 AM
    • November in Negombo and Beruwela

      by cazbaz Online Now Oct 11, 2010 at 1:53 AM

      1st time to Sri Lanka. Such conflicting advise - I think I have boobed. Read somewhere that Nov is a good time to visit area because the Monsoons ended Sept - Oct. Further reading noted that November has VERY high rainfall (so much for peak season). Going 6/11/10 staying 14 nights in total : 7 nights Beruwela (Eden Resort) and then travelling to Negombo to get nearer airport (Jetwing beach). We like a combination of sunbathing days and exploring. Have I booked a good time to go or are we going to be soaked!!

      2 Answers Oct 11, 2010 at 2:03 AM
    • Paggage price

      by Pekkaa Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 3:44 AM

      We will visit Sri Lanka in peak season and make a tour.
      How much will cost 2 nights tour from Negombo to Hikkaduwa with seeing Kandy etc famous places on that 3 days 2 nights tour.
      Budget hotel with AC and budget Ac car.
      And how many hours Hikkaduwa -Negombo by train?
      Thank you for answer.

      7 Answers Aug 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM
    • Where can you go from Negombo?

      by zandi_shirin Online Now Jul 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM

      We're starting our honeymoon tour in Sri Lanka next year for 5 nights (before a week in the Maldives and a short stay in Dubai). We've been booked into the Browns Beach Hotel in Negombo and I'd really like to know how feasible it is as a base for the national parks, elephant sanctuary's and wildlife tours? Would we have to book overnight excursions or are there places to go nearby for day trips?

      Also, how safe is it in Negombo to explore outside your hotel? Other forums talk about a lot of restaurant and bars along the beach this right and is it safe for tourists? If so, what are the prices like for dining / drinking out in Sri Lanka? Comparison in GBP please!

      thanks in advance for any help...

      6 Answers Jul 11, 2010 at 2:06 AM
    • stop-over in Negombo (budget accomodation)

      by urssa Online Now Jun 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM

      my boyfriend and I are spending 5 days (4 nights) in Sri Lanka in July. Last night we want to stay somewhere in Negombo in order to be close to the airport. On the day before we want to visit Colombo so the accomodation should be close to the public transport.

      We want something of a hostel or guestroom style, not expensive but clean.

      Where do you recommend us to stay?
      What's the best way to go to the airport from there?
      What's the best way to go to Colombo from there?

      Thank you for your help,

      4 Answers Jun 27, 2010 at 12:28 AM
    • transfers from colombo airport to browns beach hotel in negombo

      by mainbe Online Now Apr 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

      is it possible to get a taxi from outside the airport to my hotel at negombo. if so what are the rates?

      3 Answers Apr 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM
    • rent

      by Andrey75 Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 2:59 AM

      Hi friend,
      need your help - i look house ( maybe with pool - 3 bedrooms 6 persons) from 11.04.2010 to 19.04.2010 in Negombo near beach
      Thank you advance.
      B/R, Andrey

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2010 at 11:14 PM
    • Smoking/cigarettes.

      by penrooke Online Now Feb 10, 2010 at 5:52 AM

      I know it's awful but I do smoke. Last time I visited Sri Lanka it was ok to take cigarettes in, now it's not allowed. Does anyone know where in the Negombo area I can buy English or european cigarettes. Also, is smoking permitted in public areas such as restaurants & bars.
      Any useful advice would be great. Thanks

      11 Answers Feb 24, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    • mozzy plugs & advice re transport

      by trueblue9 Online Now Jan 30, 2010 at 7:59 AM

      my wife and i will be staying at the club dolphin hotel mid february do they still use mozzy plugs in your roooms we intend to use local transport rather than hotel any advice tips names of drivers etc prices expected for visiting elephant orphanage.kandy etc

      7 Answers Feb 9, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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      Eating in Negombo

      by Chyan Online Now Oct 29, 2009 at 6:21 AM

      May i know whether are there food courts in Negombo other than restaurants? How much does it cost to eat dinner in restaurants of Negombo? Are all restaurants there only serving curries and nothing else?

      11 Answers Nov 1, 2009 at 2:33 AM
    • Villa Rental

      by lightseeker Online Now Aug 25, 2009 at 8:23 AM

      I hope to visit SL in January 2010 and am considering renting a villa for 2/3 weeks. I am tired of paying supplements in hotels and the idea of having my own house and eating whenever I want, appeals to me. Any info much appreciated. Also, does anybody have experience of the Business Class on Sri lankan Air from Heathrow to Colombo ? It's my first visit so I like to plan well in advance.

      5 Answers Aug 29, 2009 at 7:02 AM
    • Dolphin Hotel - Cottage or de luxe room

      by welshplato Online Now Aug 22, 2009 at 8:48 AM


      Anybody stayed in Dolphin can advise on the pros and cons of cottage or deluxe rooms?


      6 Answers Aug 24, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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      by Lovetodive Online Now Feb 5, 2009 at 11:36 AM

      Hi, I'm of to Negombo in April, not specifically a diving trip but I'd love to do a bit while I'm there...exited. Anyone dived the area? Who with? Got a contact address?

      1 Answer Feb 5, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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      worried that theres not much to do

      by pj2904 Online Now Sep 11, 2008 at 12:07 PM

      hi going to negombo next year and worried that theresnot much to do for the 2 weeks were staying there,would like someone to tell me what negombo is like iyself if theres things to do or not thanks,

      11 Answers Nov 15, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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      by pj2904 Online Now Sep 11, 2008 at 8:14 AM

      hi going to negombo nxt july and was wondering where the best place is to by a ring for myself which isnt dear but not cheap in between and how much i can expect to pay,also can you tell me how far the elephant orphanage is from negombo,

      5 Answers Jul 27, 2010 at 3:13 AM