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type of plug

by Lauz Online Now 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?

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    by ViajesdelMundo Online Now Nov 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    the adapter which I always use in Lanka just has the two round prongs, and when I come upon a socket that has the third/ground, I just use a thin ballpoint pen to stick into that hole to release it and allowing the 2 prongs to be inserted.

    learned this trick a few decades ago from the locals and I still use it successfully.

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    by HansDK Online Now Nov 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    You will find that both the old style English plug (3 round pins) as well as the new English plug (3 square pins) are in use in Sri Lanka. IME the 3 round pin plug is the most common.

    An adaptor can be borrowed from most hotel receptions.

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