Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Trip code: SLTC

This programme allows you to become immersed in a unique and fascinating culture. Not only will you get involved helping the local community, you will develop new skills and have the time to learn more about yourself.


Location

Sri Lanka is a developing country with so much to offer. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has some of the finest beaches in Asia and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

You will be located near to the city of Kosgoda.

Sri Lanka

The island of Sri Lanka has had a turbulent history, marked by colonial feuding and a long period of repression for its native people. In recent times, this population has itself turned to internal conflict, with the Tamil minority demanding a separate state and employing terrorist tactics since the 1970s. This civil struggle has finally died down and the country seems to be experiencing a period of calm. This tranquillity allows us to notice and appreciate Sri Lanka for what it truly is: a country brimming with fascinating ancient architecture, surrounded on all sides by palm-fringed sandy beaches, and a place where you are never far away from mountainous greenery. Marco Polo once declared that Sri Lanka was one of the best islands on earth.

Time
Sri Lanka is 5½ hours ahead of GMT.

Getting There

Your flight to Sri Lanka should arrive at Colombo International Airport on your programme start date, and your return flight should be arranged for your programme end date.

Climate

Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate, and it is hot all year round. From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rains to the southwestern part of the country. The dry season for the southwest runs from December to March. The Maha monsoon brings rains to the North and East from October to January. The dry season for the north and east runs from May to September. Colombo has an average temperature of 27°C. The ocean temperature stays at 27°C all year round.

ColomboJan FebMarAprMay JunJulAug SepOctNovDec
Rainfall (mm)8969 147231371 224135109160 348315147
Min Temp (°C)2222 23242625 25252524 2322
Max Temp (°C)3031 31313129 29292929 2929

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