The currency of Sri Lanka is Rupee. You can also pay with USD but not everyone excepts them. For the current rates you can use this currency converter.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL SRI LANKA
The best time to visit Sri Lanka is Februari till March. Yala and Maha are the two big monsoon seasons in Sri Lanka. Yala, in the Southwest, is there between May and Juli. Maha, in the Northeast, takes over from November till Januari. The dry period in the East is from March till September but it's very hot during the summer. To avoid of all this, the best time to travel Sri Lanka is Februari and March.
Source: Columbus Reisplanner
More information about which precautionary measures you should take concerning you health traveling Sri Lanka, you can find here: Health Info Sri Lanka
Because the visa rules vary per country, it is impossible to describe all of them. For more information about which rules are applicable for your country, check the website www.projectvisa.com
WHAT TO WEAR
When visiting temples and pagoda's in Sri Lanka, knees and shoulders need to be covered. Next to that, you don't see the local women wearing shorts with tanktops so our advice is not to dress to naked.
BUDGET & TRAVELTIME
Our plan is to visit Sri Lanka for about 1,5 month, in two stages. The estimated daily budget is 4.000 Rupee p.p. (= € 25,-) including all costs such as accommodation, food and tours.
Reality was that we spent 58 days in Sri Lanka. A bit longer than planned! We spent a bit more than planned as well. For more info about this, check the route & costs.