Referred to as “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is a fusion of beach paradise, tropical forests, amazing seafood, and rich heritage. Sri Lanka is developing quickly as more and more people discover its incredibly diverse charms, including natural wonders, cultural sites, and scrumptious fresh cuisine.
Population: 21,366,562 (as of Dec. 2019)
Area: 62,710 Km2 (24,212 sq. miles)
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Time Zone: UTC + 5:30 hours
Weather: Sri Lanka can be visited year-round, while December to mid-April is considered to be peak season. Temperatures here are fairly constant year-round. If you’re traveling during the summer months (May to September), head towards the east coast and northern regions. At this time the weather here is dry and sunny while the west and southwest coasts experience high rainfall. On the flip side, the west and southwest coast enjoys favorable weather conditions during the winter months (October to February) when the monsoon season hits the east coast and the north.
Sri Lanka’s history plays an important role as the world’s oldest stronghold of Theravada Buddhism, creating a unique cultural identity. However, there’s more to Sri Lanka than just Buddhism. Just south of India, this island is home to an extraordinary variety of attractions to visit despite its modest size. Lapped up by the Indian Ocean, the coastline is lined with idyllic beaches, while the mainland boasts a string of compelling landscapes ranging from wildlife-rich lowland jungles to the misty highlands dotted with tea plantations.
Deputy General Manager
Name: Truong Thi Thao
Name: Corinne Chapuis