Useful Information

Useful Information

Secretariat Desk

Should you require any assistance, please contact the SEC Sri Lanka Secretariat:

Mr. Tushara Jayaratne
Director External Relations & Surveillance
Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
Level 28 -29, East Tower
World Trade Centre
Echelon Square, Colombo 01
Sri Lanka

Tel: +(94)-11 -2439144 -8, +(94)-11-2331013-6, Ext. 117
Fax: +(94)-11-2439149
Email: rtc2016@sec.gov.lk

or

Mrs. Roshini Peiris
Officer
External Relations
Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
Level 28 -29, East Tower
World Trade Centre
Echelon Square, Colombo 01
Sri Lanka

Tel: +(94)-11 2439144 -8, +(94)-11 2331013-6, Ext. 133
Fax: +(94)-11-2439149
Email: rtc2016@sec.gov.lk

General Information

Commercial Capital

Colombo

Currency

Sri Lankan Rupee( Rs)

Climate

The climate in Sri Lanka is typically tropical with the northeast monsoon (December to March) and the southwest monsoon(June to October).

Temperature

Average temperature in Colombo during the month of September.

Low Temperature : 25 0 c
High Temperature : 29 0 c


Time Zone

Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC/GMT + 5.30 hours)

Main Electricity

230 Volts 50 Hertz
Plug/ Socket Type : D/G

International Dialing Code

+(94)

Useful Telephone Numbers

Bandaranaike International Airport
:
+(94)-11-2264444
Immigration and Emigration Department
:
+(94)-11-5329000
Sri Lanka Tourism (hunting)
:
+(94)-11-2426900
Tourist Police
:
+(94)-11-2421451


Transport

Public Transport :

Public transport in Sri Lanka is reasonable and frequent. However, using public transport during peak times ( 7.00 am – 9.00 am/ 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm) is not advisable.

Radio Controlled Taxi Services :

They are safe and provide value for money.The prices are metered (usually between Rs.50- Rs. 100 per km).

Three Wheeler Taxi Services ( Tuk Tuks) :

Most suited for short distance journeys. They are readily available anywhere in the island. Most of them are metered (Rs.50 per km). If not metered, it is recommended to negotiate a fare before starting the journey.