Book Stores Road maps and books on Sri Lanka

may be bought from the following bookshops in Colombo and Kandy - Cargills, H.W. Cave & Co. K.V.G. de Silva & Sons, Y.M.B.A., Fort, Colombo, Tel. 326831 and 86. D.S. Senanayake Veediya, Kandy, Tel: 08-23251, Lake House Bookshop at Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha (Near Regal Cinema), Colombo 2,

Gunasena & Co., Olcott Mawatha, Colombo 11 (Pettah), K.V,G,. de Silva & Sons (Colombo) Ltd, 415, Galle Road, Colombo 4.

Picture Postcards and contemporary reading matter are also available in these stores, and other good book shops in provincial towns. Hotel front desks will provide further information. Most large hotels have bookshops on the premises.

Books on Buddhism are available at the Buddhist Information Centre, 50 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7. Tel : 573285 and Buddhist Publication Society, forest Hermitage, Kandy. see also

Guide Services Guide lecturers trained by the Ceylon Tourist Board may be hired through the TIC or through travel agents. All guide lecturers are proficient in English. Some guides speak other languages such as French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. They carry licenses issued by the Ceylon Tourist Board. Fees charged and any other benefits are specified by the Competent Authority from time to time.

Entry Fees/Photographic Permit to Archaeological Sites

Anuradhapura (US$12)
Sigiriya (US$12)
Polonnaruwa (US$12)
Kandy (US$ 10)
Kandy (US$8 - excluding the temple of the Tooth Relic)
Nalanda (US$10)
Inclusive tickets for all sites - (US$30),
are available from the Central Cultural Fund 212/1 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. Tel : 500732, 587912 (0830) hrs to 1615 hours and from all Cultural Triangle sites. Entrance tickets to individual sites are available only at each specific site from 0600 hours 1000 hrs. These tickets cover charges for photography, recording and parking. Half rates for children under 12 years. Rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars and Rupee parities are subject to fluctuation. . Central Cultural Fund Website :

A round trip ticket for sites under the Central Triangle Project costs US$32.50. Tickets can be purchased from Travel Agents or the Central Cultural Fund Head Office, 212/2, Baudhdhaloka Mw; Colombo 07 or Publication and Sales Dept. at 11A, Independence Av; Colombo 07 or at any of the five sites (except Dambulla)

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