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    • I am planning to go to Mauritania for studying

      Sri Lanka Jun 10, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      Guys can anyone of you give me information about the nouakchott airport's on arrival visa because am from Srilanka our country doesn't hav an embassy of Mauritania so when i checked it out it says we can get on arrival visa, so I just need to know if its on arrival what are the documents I need to carry while am traveling? ...

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    • Best place to stay for a short holiday with two kids

      Sri Lanka 10 hours ago

      Hi All,

      This July we're travelling to Sri Lanka with two small kids for only 5 days. Yes, I know, it's too short but we want to make the best out of it.

      Can anyone advise me what's the best place to stay to see some of the highlights. We would love to see a combination of culture and nature, but want to stay in a hotel at only one place (or max 2).

      TIA,

      Regards Evelien

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    • Which provider gives the best coverage?

      Sri Lanka Yesterday

      I have recently subscribed to Etisalat, and the signal strength is quite weak in some parts of Sri Lanka. What's your experience? Airtel any better? BTW, I use laptop and dongle, not those 'smart' phones.

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      Travelling in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Jun 30, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      Hi me and my friend - will be doing a tour from Negombo-Anuradhapura- Srigiriya-Dambulla-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Tissamaharama-Bentola-Colombo -Negombo for approx 8-10 days .If anyone out there would like to join us feel free to drop us a mail at rasta1076@gmail.com. We are getting a van for the tour with experience driver. If anyone of u would like to join us from any of the destination, we welcome too. Our tour starts on 5th July 2015. For more info, feel free to mail us.
      regards
      Kris

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      Looking for people as I'm traveling alone

      Kandy Jun 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      I will be in kandy Friday 12 June 15,is any one available to do together some trip as I'm alone

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    • Weather in late September

      Sri Lanka Jun 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Where to Sri Lanka at this time?
      Before an Ayurveda treatment in Negombo I would like to make a round trip for 1 week. I know already Kandy, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya. I would like in the central highlands. Which place is better suited for hiking-Nuwara Eliya or Ella? I want to Horton Plains and tea plantations. I love the colonial flair, who has recommendations for accommodation ?
      I am intrested still for a nature park and the city Galle. Is there a risk of malaria in this season and at the places mentioned.
      Thanks

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    • Tour Operator

      Sri Lanka Jun 17, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      Has anyone heard of this company

      The operator is
      Columbos Tours and the person I've been dealing with is called Vindya,
      There address is
      Columbus Tours (Pvt) Ltd
      221/2 Dharmapala Mawatha,
      Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

      Many Thanks
      Julie

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    • Pls Advice on the Below Itinerary

      Sri Lanka Jun 9, 2015 at 12:15 AM

      Hi,

      I am planning got travel in Sri lanka for abt 7-10 days. i have drawn out an itinerary .Please advice if this is suitable and how to go about it. Would really appreciate if anyone of you can advice a detailed itinerary.

      1. Arrive in colombo
      2. travel to sigiriya and stay for the night.
      3. Leave sigiriya & head to Kandy
      4. stay 2 days at Kandy and leave for Nuwara Eliya.
      5. Again stay for 2 days at Nuwara Eliya
      6. Leave from Nuwara Eliya for Bentota
      7. Stay in bentota for 2 days and leave for colombo
      8. Stay in colombo for 2 days and leave sri lanka.

      Colombo – Sirigiya – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Bentota - Colombo

      1 ngt 2 ngts 2 ngts 2 ngts 2 ngts

      Kindly let me know the best way to travel and the places to see 7 stay.

      Thanks

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    • credit card payments

      Sri Lanka Jun 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      Hi
      The tour company I am using has (finally) agreed to me paying for sri lanka trip via credit card. They are asking for a lot of personal information which I don't feel comfortable with, plus they want to charge me an additional 3.5% !!! Please see below and advise

      "We could take the payment from your card, however that would mean an additional 3.5% surcharge applicable on total amount payable.
      It would also mean you will need to send us a cc of the credit card (both sides), a cc of your passport, and also fill in a form (we will send this to you if you wish) for a card holder not present payment transaction which necessitates for you to give us a lot of personal details such as your mother’s maiden name etc., for example.
      This is standard procedure from the bank at our end…
      Therefore simplest would be if you could make an intermediary bank transfer, but if you are ok with the card thing as discussed above, we can arrange same.
      I shall await your advice".

      Many Thanks
      Julie

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    • intermediary bank transfer

      Sri Lanka Jun 15, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Hi.
      We have finally decided on our agenda for our Sri Lanka holiday in August, the tour operator we are using has asked us to pay via the above method please can anyone advise whether this is the normal method (as we normally pay via credit card which has the normal payment protection). Just a wee bit wary as you hear so many scary stories about internet payments. Many Thanks. Julie Jack

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      Colombo To Sigiriya and Back?

      Sigiriya Jan 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      Hi can anyone advise me, how much I should expect to pay for a driver from Colombo to Sigiriya and back on the same day? Leaving at about 5am in the morning. I was told it is doable and was quoted, 13,500 Rupees. I was also quoted 5000 Rupees for a driver for a day by someone else but the Sigiriya trip may be considered a bit longer than a standard "day". How does the price sound? Too expensive or reasonable?

      Thanks.

      7 Answers Jan 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM
    • storing luggage

      Sigiriya Nov 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      Hi,
      We'll be visiting Sigiriya and we'd like to see Sigiriya Rock, but we will not be staying in Sigiriya overnight. Could you please advise if there is any safe place in Sigiriya where we can leave our luggage for a few hours ? Paid storage lockers or any storage office ?
      regards,

      Iwona

      7 Answers Nov 30, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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      mihinthalaya destination in srilanka

      Mihintale Jun 18, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      what is mihintale in anuradapuraya

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM
    • need guest house in Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Jun 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

      need guest house in Anuradhapura

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM
    • route question

      Polonnaruwa Jan 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      can i take bus from colombo to polonnaruwa? which bus? where? how long?

      3 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 4:30 AM
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      from Colombo airport to Sigiriya by hired car

      Sigiriya Jan 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      How long would it take to get from the airport to Sigiriya by taxi? Also how much money?
      Thanks a lot.

      5 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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      Transportation within Sigririya

      Sigiriya Sep 12, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      If we don't drive, is it easy to move around within the area?

      5 Answers Sep 16, 2013 at 2:09 AM
    • sigiriya fort..

      Sigiriya Jul 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Can I take my 10 months old kid on the top of sigiriya fort.?

      3 Answers Jul 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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      wasps at Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Apr 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      Hello
      Basic question, is there still a wasp nest at Sigiriya?
      If so, what about the location, could this pose a risk to the public?
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM
    • AC Bus from Colombo Airport/City to Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Jul 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      Hi everybody,
      My plane will arrive at 8 am at Colombo Airport and I wanted go directly by bus to Polonnaruwa, which would be convenient as first step as I would like to start my visit with the Cultural Triangle.
      However, I've read on this forum that it was not advisable as it is a very long trip (7 hours?) with many people standing in the bus.
      1) Would you advise to go directly to Polonnaruwa by bus?
      2) Are there any AC buses going directly from Katunayake bus station to Polonnaruwa and how long would it take ? or do I have to go to Colombo City first?
      3) From Colombo City, are there often AC buses to Polonnaruwa with chances to have a seat?
      4) How long takes the bus n°187 from Katunayake bus station to Colombo City at about 9 am?
      Thanks in advance for your answers.

      6 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 7:19 PM
    • senior travel at Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Nov 14, 2010 at 4:19 AM

      I am organizing a trip for my parents to Sri Lanka. I am wondering if it is reasonable to take them to Sigiriya. If they get tired and cant make it to the top, will there be things to see along the way which make it worthwhile?

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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      type of plug

      Sigiriya Nov 1, 2010 at 9:42 AM

      I'm trying to find out what type of plug adaptor I will need for Sri Lanka. I've looked on the internet but have seen conflicting information. Some say Sri Lanka uses the same as England,(i know the voltage is the same) some say it's the same as the old style English plug and some say it's the same as they use in India. Does anyone know?

      4 Answers Nov 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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      Catch train at Veyangoda

      Anuradhapura Sep 27, 2010 at 2:59 AM

      Could anyone confirm whether my travel idea is achievable? It goes like this:
      Land at Sri Lanka Int Airport, travel to Veyangoda by taxi & then catch the train to Anuradhapura.
      Thanks
      Rob

      7 Answers Sep 20, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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      Driver from Bandaranike Int. airport to Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Sep 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

      Is it possible to hire a driver & car to get from the International Airport to take us to Anuradhapura? If its possible does anyone know what the average costs are?
      Thanks
      Rob

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM
    • Accomodation in Sigiriya

      Sigiriya Jun 27, 2010 at 12:45 AM

      Hello,

      we are coming to Sigiriya around 22. July. Do you think we need to book accomodation in advance or can we count on some available rooms when we show up?

      Is there some accomodation where we can book via internet or at least arrange booking by email? I haven't found anything yet.

      We are looking for a budget accomodation and didn't find any hostels in Sigiriya. If there's anything in Dambulla of that kind it's fine with us, too.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 7:42 AM
    • Devi Tourist Home contact details?

      Polonnaruwa Jun 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

      Does anyone out there have an e-mail address or any contact details for the Devi Tourist Home in Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka,
      Kind Regards,
      Mark and Donna.

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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      hotel sigiriya meal prices

      Sigiriya Jun 5, 2010 at 1:04 PM

      We are due to stay at the hotel Sigiriya in December on a half board basis. Does anyone know how much we should expect to pay for lunch and drinks from the bars?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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      weather near Sigiriya in December/ January

      Sigiriya Aug 29, 2007 at 11:16 PM

      Hi,

      I'm planning a group trip to the area that Sigiriya is located in. How is the weather there during this time?

      I have not been back to Sri Lanka in more than a decade, so I'm excited to go.

      thanks

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    • transportation in sri lanka

      Sigiriya Jan 30, 2006 at 7:09 PM

      do u know anyone who can take us around sri lanka? cheap only. we dont care if the car has no air con

      3 Answers Feb 5, 2006 at 2:17 AM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 23, 2005 at 6:01 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2005 at 3:12 AM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 22, 2005 at 8:47 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2005 at 12:20 PM
    • Accommodation in Polonnaruwa

      Polonnaruwa Oct 22, 2005 at 4:18 AM

      I wish to find some nice accommodation in Polonnaruwa. I have read reviews of the bigger hotels (e.g. Royal Lotus, Rest house, Sudu Araliya) but they are not very good - the hotels sound tired and the service is bad. I would therefore like to find a nice guesthouse with nice rooms and hot water. Could anyone recommend one?

      Many thanks,

      Caroline

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      Central Bus Stand in Colombo?

      North Central Province Jun 13, 2005 at 11:09 AM

      Dear friends who know Sri Lanka well,

      Could anyone tell me how long (time)and how much($) it takes to get from the Colombo International Airport to the Central Bus Stand?

      What district of Colombo is the Bus Stand in? in Colombo 1 or 2 or 3 or…?

      And can I get to Kegalla (Kegalle) from the CBS? Thanks a lot in advance and many blessings!

      8 Answers Jun 22, 2005 at 11:40 PM
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      Devalegama

      North Central Province Jan 17, 2005 at 12:47 PM

      Dear friends, I want to visit Kandegedera, Devalegama but cannot locate this area on the map of Sri Lanka. If anybody knows where it is, North, South, or the center, pls, let me know. Aslo, has this area been affected by the tsunami recently? Thanks in advance, Cosmique

      5 Answers Feb 5, 2005 at 1:33 PM
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      from india to sri lanka by ferry boat

      North Central Province Dec 4, 2004 at 7:10 AM

      dear friends, i am planning a trip across india and would like to visit sri lanka as well. is it possible to get to lanka from india by ferry boat these days. if it is, then from port in idia should i set off? if it is impossible, then what is the southernmost place in india where i can take a flight to lanka? many thanks in advance, cosmique

      1 Answer Dec 4, 2004 at 10:20 AM
    • Advice on travelling from Sigiriya to Arugam bay

      North Central Province Feb 12, 2004 at 7:09 PM

      Hi. My boyfriend & I are planning to stay in Sigiriya for a few days & wanted to then make our way down to Arugam Bay. Does anyone have any advice on the best route to get there? I was thinking of going through & sopping overnight in Batticaloa but haven't seen much on this part of Sri Lanka & if it's safe traveling through there?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM
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      How long for a car trip from Sigiriya to Colombo?

      Sigiriya Nov 13, 2003 at 12:09 PM

      How long would it take for a privately hired car for the trip from Sigiriya to Colombo? I am planning on leaving Kandy by hired car, catching sunset in Sigiriya and staying one night, visiting the rock area for the morning/afternoon, and then trying to get back to Colombo by that evening.

      7 Answers Jul 17, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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      sound and light show

      Sigiriya Aug 31, 2003 at 11:52 PM

      what would be the effects of a sound and light show at sigiriya gardens have on the site

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2003 at 4:05 AM
    • Colombo to Anuradhapura

      Anuradhapura Jun 21, 2003 at 11:29 AM

      I'm travelling from Colombo to Anuradhapura in October. Could someone tell me about train times. Also in a 2 week stay hoping to also include Kandy, the elephant orphanage, Nuwara Eliya and some beach days, how long would be a good time to spend in Anuradhapura

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2003 at 8:18 PM