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Visiting Sri Lanka? Take care of the following things.

Visiting Sri Lanka? Take care of the following things.

Sri Lanka is a Paradise for most of the tourist who had spent their vacation over here. If you are a new traveler to Sri Lanka, make some note of the following things while you are going to stay here.


Dresses

Beach dresses are meant for beaches and not for shopping or sightseeing here.So wear them in the beaches only.

When visiting any religious places, dress in an appropriate manner like long sleeve clothes. Hot pants and arm cut clothes are not welcome over there. Sometimes these places may provide white clothes to cover you up.

Don’t enter into a religious place with your footwear except for the churches.

As Sri Lanka is a hot region white clothes caps and sunglasses will protect you from the sun


Smoking

Smoking is seen as a bad habit over here. The Government had passed the law that prohibits smoking in public places. You can’t even smoke in a small cafeteria as you can be prosecuted under the country law. Likewise, you too can protest to anyone for smoking in a public place.
Even all the vehicles including motorcycle must pass emission test every year.

Tattoos

Sri Lanka doesn’t welcome people with Buddha tattoos, even if you try to fly through transit with Buddha tattoos, you may face courts as it is against law.
Other things to take care of.
Don’t spit in public places it is against the law.

Don’t use your mobile phone while you are driving, riding or walking.
When crossing the roads use yellow lines that are marked for pedestrians. Crossing near to a yellow line is a violation of the country’s law.
All the main points of the cities are monitored by the Sri Lanka police through the fitted CCTV cameras.
Avoid eating meat and taking alcohol drinks on the Poya days which falls once every month.
When traveling by public transport system, do keep the ticket with you till to the end of the journey.
Some ancient sites, zoo, museums and art galleries may charge you extra ticket price as you are a foreigner.

Wi-Fi and 4G LTE are available in most of the important places including Hotels. It is against law to use a mobile phone without IMEI number.

Photography

You are not allowed to take photographs in the High-Security areas, Bridges, and military zones.

Many of the temples don’t allow photography inside of their premises. Take permission before you take photographs.

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Contributed By Dayan Chinthaka

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Contributed By Dayan Chinthaka