Colombo Airport - Ratmalana

Unique feature of the Colombo Airport, Ratmalana is that, it is conveniently located 15km South of the Colombo City. Both International and Domestic passengers could experience authentic hospitality rendered and speedy clear through in all airport terminal process handled by passionate and professional team.

Colombo Airport, Ratmalana is surrounded with cozy star class hotels, shopping arcades, tranquility of dine out places and areas for sightseeing. One who wish to travel coastal line to relax and unwind to the gentle breeze or taking a long walk on the sun kissed beach, can make their journey via Southern Expressway by entering either from Kottawa or Kahathuduwa embarking points within 30 minutes drive from Colombo Airport, Ratmalana.

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Gulf Air Touches Down in Colombo


The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, today celebrated the launch of its highly anticipated inaugural 5 weekly direct service between Colombo and Bahrain with the arrival of the airline’s first flight into Bandaranaike International Airport.

Commemoration of 2nd year of H E President Maithripala Sirisena

In commemoration of 2nd year of H E the President, Airport & Aviation Svcs (SL) Ltd has organized a tree planting programme along the land next to Filling Station at 18th Mile Post on 09th January 2017.

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Here are some useful contacts to have at your fingertips while you are in BIA

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 998
  • Fire: 997
  • Telephone Directory Enquiries: 181
  • Emergency Services BIA): +941 (4) 2232323
  • Flight Enquiry: +941 (4) 2245555
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If you are unable to find what you are looking for here, please call (094) 11 225 2861.

Prepare Luggage

Declare all your currency, valuable equipment, jewellery and gems. If you have nothing to declare you can go through the Green Channel.

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Prepare Luggage

Online VISA Application

If you are planning a short visit to Sri Lanka, you can submit your ETA application online to the Department of Immigration & Emigration.

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Airport Map

Security for Carry-Ons

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.

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Security for Carry-Ons

Duty Free

Visitors are normally allowed for an exemption of Customs duties on personal belongings such as clothing, cosmetics and gifts up to a value of US$ 250/- and 1 1/2 lit. of liquor and 2 bottles of wine

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Duty Free

Parking

There are two open air parking areas. The terminal car park can accommodate 400 vehicles. The remote car park about 300m from the terminal is larger and offers cheaper parking.

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Parking