Electronic Travel Authorization System
Department of Immigration and Emigration
41, Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo
10, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Visa
For a Short Visit to Sri Lanka, (For more info...) travellers should obtain an ETA with effect from 1st of January 2012.
On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of Seychelles are exempt from the requirement of obtaining ETA to visit Sri Lanka. (For more info...)
The issuing authority of the ETA is the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Persons intending to visit Sri Lanka can apply for ETA online. In addition to this option, an applicant may also go for one of the alternative options. (For more info...)
Diplomatic and Official passport holders are exempt from ETA processing fee, only when their applications are submitted through the state agencies such as Ministries, Statutory Bodies, Sri Lanka Overseas Missions etc. (For more info...)
The ETA is initially limited to 30 days validity from the date of arrival although it may be extended for up to six (06) months.
Things to do in Colombo
Once known as Serendib, Sri Lanka still lives upto this name by being a cost effective paradise island. Visitors are instantly embraced by the warmth of the country and swept by the serenity Sri Lanka holidays provide.
Sri Lanka has so many experiences to offer and the bliss is that you can decide on the type of experience you seek. Time comes to a standstill as you immerse yourself in the country’s history, seaside, wildlife or trek through the green plains in the upcountry region. Whether you are just looking to just relax in the sun and get the perfect tan or if you are looking for some action such as surfing, diving or jet skiing, Sri Lanka has much to offer with its world renowned best beaches. Find your blissful moment in Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia.
Colombo is the commercial and business center of Sri Lanka located on the west cost. The city blends together with old colonial type buildings, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels. It is filled with shopping malls, airline offices bazaars and interesting tourist attractions. Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times are still preserved in one part of the City.
Apart from being a rich and active hub, Colombo is a city of immense promise. There are so many things to do during your visit in Colombo. Shopping in Colombo is multifaceted, offering you the unique opportunity of purchasing, be it fresh fruit, clothing of world renowned brands, handicraft etc, etc. Sri Lanka has the widest range of precious stones among the world’s gem producing countries. What’s more. Sri Lanka naturally has a tradition in jewelry making, so you can bring your gems to life.