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Banking / ATMs & Credit Cards
Banks are open Monday to Saturday from 09:00-13:00 or 15:00 hrs. ATMs are available in many public areas. Many hotels and tourist shops accept reputed Credit cards.
Sri Lanka has a moderate tropical climate right throughout the year. In October, the temperature is likely to be around 300C. A gentle refreshing breeze would be around during most of the day. Occasional tropical showers may occur at times.
Sri Lanka follows decimal currency system in Rupees (Rs.) and cents (Cts.) with 100 cents equal to a rupee. Currency notes are available in the denominations of Rs. 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000. Coins are issued in values of Cts. 25 and 50 and Rs.1, 2, 5 and 10. The intervention currency continuously will be the US Dollar.
230-240 Volts 50 Cycles A.C. Type D electrical receptacles.
We recommend that all participants take out personal travel and health insurance for their trip
Most hotels have internet/WIFI access. Internet is also available in internet cafes all over Colombo.
The official language of the Congress will be English. Sinhala & Tamil are the indigenous languages and English is widely spoken throughout Sri Lanka.
Visitors from well over 80 countries could visit Sri Lanka without having prior visas. They receive visa on arrival for a period of one month free of charge. Consult your local Sri Lanka embassy, consulate, tourist office or your travel agent prior to making travel arrangements to ACPID 2012. Visit http://www.immigration.gov.lk/ for more details.
Click here for a list of all Sri Lankan Embassies and Consulate Offices in other countries.