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EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE


No. 181, Kirula Road, Colombo 5

Telephone #:  (0) 11 452 3300


114 Norris Canal Road, Colombo 10

Telephone #:  (0) 11 466 5500


No,. 121, Kirimandala Mawatha, Narahenpitya, Colombo 5

Telephone #:  (0) 11 452 4400


3 Alfred Place, Colombo 3

Telephone #:  1544 or (0) 11 5410 000


No. 578, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpitya, Colombo 5

Telephone #:  1566 or (0) 11 553 0000


Extlanade Road, Uyanwatta, Matara & Anagarika Dhamapala Mw, Matara.


Telephone #:  (0) 41 492 9292


Telephone #: (0) 11 788 8888


Telephone #:  (0) 91 464 0640


Telephone #: (0) 11 788 8888


23, Deshamanya H. K Dharmadasa Mawatha,
Colombo 2


Telephone #:  (0) 11 254 4444 to 7

ASIRI HOSPITAL - COLOMBO THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL - COLOMBO ASIRI SURGICAL HOSPITAL - COLOMBO ASIRI HOSPITAL - MATARA DURDANS HOSPITAL - COLOMBO HEMAS HOSPITAL - WATTALA HEMAS HOSPITAL - GALLE HEMAS HOSPITAL - THALAWATHUGODA LANKA HOSPITAL - COLOMBO NAWALOKA HOSPITAL - COLOMBO

The following are private hospitals that perform emergency medical procedures.  Payment is required for such services. Government hospitals are also in most major cities and handle most medical procedures, as well as act as trauma centers for injuries relating to accidents.  Hospitals can arrange emergency transportation to their facilities by ambulance.  Click on hospital name to go to their web site.

POLICE

The emergency number for the police in Sri Lanka is 119.  Police stations are in major cities and many villages throughout the country.  

Sri Lanka also has a tourist police which can be contacted at (0) 11 242 1451. Branches of the tourist police are in major cities across the country.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity in Sri Lanka is 230/240 Volts / 50 Cycles

TELEVISION FORMAT

TV Signals are in PAL Format

RELIGION

The most widely followed religion in Sri Lanka is Buddhism which is practiced by 70% of the people. However, other religions are widely and freely practiced in the country, including Hinduism (13%), Islam (10%) and Christianity (7%).  Temples, mosques and churches can be found throughout the country.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Sri Lanka celebrates numerous holidays throughout the year which include both national and religious holidays, including Buddhist Poya Days which are celebrated on each monthly full moon. The festivities that take place to celebrate certain holidays, such as Vesak, can be quite elaborate and are well worth seeing!  During certain holidays, government offices and businesses may be closed - so plan accordingly.

For a list of holidays in 2014, click on the following link:


LIST OF SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS - 2014