Important miscellaneous Information about travelling in Sri Lanka
The metric system is used all over the island although some distances may be indicated in miles.
Electricity runs at 230–240V. Round or square three-pin sockets are the norm. It is best to buy cheap and easily available adapters and multi plugs from electrical shops. Rural areas experience infrequent power cuts but most hotels have their own generators.
Time zone: Sri Lanka is on GMT/UTC + 5:30 hours. There is no adjustment for daylight saving time in summer.
Police: 119 in Colombo and 118 elsewhere on the island