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Sri Lanka


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USEFUL INFORMATION
GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE
TIMEZONE
LGBTQ+ RELATED
TRAVEL RELATED
KEY INFORMATION

LGBTQ+ Equality Index  


Equality Index - Medium-Low
Medium-Low



LGBTQ Population (2018) - Estimated   

c.595.9 thousand



LGBTQ+ Dollar (2017) - Estimated Annual Spend  


c.$1.4 billion



Region

South-central Asia (Asia)



Capital


Colombo

Colombo (fr) | Colombo (de) | Colombo (es) | Colombo (it) | Colombo (du) | Colombo (pt)

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USEFUL INFORMATION


Dialling Codes
Telephone Dialling Code  

+94



Internet Suffix  

.lk



Electricity  

230 volts

50 hertz




D | G


Languages
Language(s)  

Sinhalese, Tamil, English



Currency  

NAME:


Sri Lanka Rupee


SYM:




DIVISION:


100 cents




POLICE:


පොලිසිය (sinhalese) | காவல் (tamil) | police (english)

FIRE:


ගිනි (sinhalese) | தீ (tamil) | fire (english)

AMBULANCE:


ගිලන් රථය (sinhalese) | ஆம்புலன்ஸ் (tamil) | ambulance (english)

HELP:

උදව් (sinhalese) | உதவி (tamil) | help (english)



Member/Associate of an Economic/Security Group

United Nations

Organisation des Nations unies (ONU) (fr) | Vereinte Nationen (VN) (de) | Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) (es) | Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU) (it) | Verenigde Naties (VN) (du) | Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) (pt)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Association sud-asiatique pour la coopération régionale (ASACR) (fr) | Südasiatische Vereinigung für regionale Kooperation (SVFRK) (de) | Asociación Sudasiática para la Cooperación Regional (ASCR) (es) | Associazione sud-asiatica per la cooperazione regionale (ASCR) (it) | Zuid-Aziatische Associatie voor Regionale Coöperatie (ZARC) (du) | Associação Sul-Asiática para a Cooperação Regional (ASACR) (pt)




GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE

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Capital

Colombo

Colombo (fr) | Colombo (de) | Colombo (es) | Colombo (it) | Colombo (du) | Colombo (pt)

Region

South-central Asia

Continent

Asia

Hemisphere

Tropics

Surrounding Ocean(s)

Indian Ocean

Area (sq km)

65,610


Weather -Colombo

(Climate Location)

Temperature Scale
Weather - Months
Monthly Average Temperatures



M1M2M3M4M5M6
HIGH31.6°C | 88.8°F32.2°C | 90°F32.1°C | 89.7°F31.9°C | 89.5°F31.3°C | 88.3°F30.4°C | 86.8°F
LOW22.3°C | 72.1°F22.8°C | 73°F24.1°C | 75.3°F24.7°C | 76.5°F25.9°C | 78.7°F26.1°C | 78.9°F

M7M8M9M10M11M12
HIGH30.1°C | 86.2°F30.2°C | 86.4°F30.3°C | 86.5°F30.3°C | 86.6°F30.4°C | 86.8°F30.7°C | 87.2°F
LOW26.1°C | 78.9°F25.8°C | 78.5°F25.3°C | 77.5°F24.4°C | 75.9°F23.5°C | 74.3°F23°C | 73.4°F


To make the data more inclusive, we have created a lookup table for the various Months in a number of different languages.The abbreviations (M1, M2,..) correspond to a month within the table (January, February,..)


Seasons

Dry
M01-M03, M06-M09

Rainy
M04-M05, M10-M12



To make the data more inclusive, we have created a lookup table for the various Months in a number of different languages (see above).
The abbreviations (M01, M02,..) correspond to a month within the table (January, February,..)



TIMEZONE


Timezone
Timezone  

UTC+5.3 (Asia/Colombo)

Daylight Savings Time (DST) Applied  

No




LGBTQ+ RELATED

Community


LGBTQ Population (2018) - Estimated   

c.595.9 thousand

LGBTQ+ Dollar (2017) - Estimated Annual Spend  


c.$1.4 billion

Lesbian (L):

ලෙස්බියන් (sinhalese) | லெஸ்பியன் (tamil) | lesbian (english)

Gay (G):

සමලිංගිකයෙක් (sinhalese) | கே (tamil) | gay (english)

Bisexual (B):

ද්වීලිංගිකය (sinhalese) | இருபால் (tamil) | bisexual (english)

Transgender (T):

ට්රාන්ස් (sinhalese) | திருநங்கைகள் (tamil) | transgender (english)

Questioning (Q):

ප්රශ්න කිරීම (sinhalese) | கேள்விகள் (tamil) | questioning (english)



LGBTQ+ Equality Index

Equality Index - Medium-Low
Medium-Low

LGBTQ+ Illegal  

Yes

Anti-discrimination laws in place  

No

Same-sex unions recognised  

No

Same-sex marriage allowed  

No



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TRAVEL RELATED

Airports
Total number of airports  

16

Total number of heliports  

1

Total number of seaplane bases  

17


Driving - which side  

Left

Driving - Side
International driving licence required  

Recommended

Main International Airports

(with three-word locations)

AIRPORT NAMEAIRPORT CODECITY/LOCALITYWHAT3WORDS
Bandaranaike International AirportCMB (iata) | VCBI (icao)Colombo/// liquid.smirks.carpentry
Mattala Rajapaksa International AirportHRI (iata) | VCRI (icao)Mattala/// parallel.detection.dubbed




KEY INFORMATION



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Region

South-central Asia
Continent

Asia


Telephone Dialling Code  

+94
Language(s)  

Sinhalese, Tamil, English


Electricity  

230 volts | 50 hertz


Currency  

Sri Lanka Rupee
Currency - smallest denomination  

100 cents


Timezone  

UTC+5.3 (Asia/Colombo)
Daylight Savings Time (DST) Applied  

No


Total number of airports  

16
Driving - which side  

Left



POLICE:

119

පොලිසිය (sinhalese) | காவல் (tamil) | police (english)



AMBULANCE:

110

ගිලන් රථය (sinhalese) | ஆம்புலன்ஸ் (tamil) | ambulance (english)
FIRE:

110

ගිනි (sinhalese) | தீ (tamil) | fire (english)



HELP:

උදව් (sinhalese) | உதவி (tamil) | help (english)




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