All self-funded registered participants are requested to arrange for their own flights.  For registered participants with approved sponsorship, your sponsoring organization will contact you for detailed procedures on travel arrangement. To facilitate flight reservations, an overview of the main airlines that flies to Colombo are listed below.

Links to websites of airlines
We are in coordination with the Sri Lankan government in facilitating the approval of a business type of ETA on arrival process for most participants.

We request that you provide us with copy of the bio page of your passport in compliance with Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration requirements by sending us a clear scanned copy of the first page of your passport in pdf or jpeg file format only. This is the page where your ID photo and passport details are indicated. If validity period of passport is separately endorsed kindly attached that page as well. Please note that your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival to Sri Lanka.

Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, kindly proceed to the Visa on Arrival Counter (Integrated Conference special counter) and present your passport and pay the required visa fee of US$ 35.

For participants holding a passport from below listed countries, kindly be advised that you still need to apply for a visa from the Sri Lankan Overseas Missions in your home country. Likewise, we will still need a scanned copy of your passport so we can send this in advance to the Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration as well. If the passport details are in other languages other than English, please attached the certified translation of the same.
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Guinea
  • Nigeria
  • Syria
Kindly submit this requirement no later than October 24, 2014 to

Should you encounter problems upon your arrival at the airport related to visa matters you may get in touch with Mr. Chandana Ranaweera Arachchi, Deputy Controller (Visa) with Mobile no. +94 714421712.

Bandaranaike International Airport

To and From Airport
Aitken Spence Travels (Pvt) Ltd., designated by the host country/secretariat will assist your hotel bookings and airport transfers. Contact details are as follows:

Mr. Ziyan Ameen, Assistant General Manager
Tel. No: +94 112 308308, 5308308 ext. 6058
Mobile No: +94 777 788931

Ms. Nadeeka Leeniyagoda, Assistant Manager
Tel. No: +94 112 308308, 5308308 ext. 5987
Mobile No: +94 773 416665
Alternatively, airport taxi service operates a counter in the arrival Lobby with a fleet over 600 vehicles which is supervised by the Airport and Aviation Services (S/L) LTD
Tel No: +94 11 225 2861 Ext. 3097

Taxi Rates

Arrival Map

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Departure Map

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Local Transportation

Taxi Services
There are many taxi services that operate in Sri Lanka. They range from luxury cars and SUVs to the very popular mini Tata Nano cars used by many taxi services. You can easily spot these mini taxis due to their bright colours of red, yellow and silver and the equally bright display of call-up numbers.  Click here for the different trusted Taxi Operators.

Clean City Cycle Club
An alternative local mode of transportation is the bike hire schemes

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