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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which emergency numbers should one keep handy while visiting Colombo?

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The commercial and financial capital of Sri Lanka seems to have overwhelmed you, isn’t it? Well, don’t forget that this fascinating city is a huge collage of people and cultures. So, you may have to be extra cautious when it comes to planning your stay here. To start with, you must take down a few emergency contact numbers which will come handy, in case some unwanted situation arises.

  • Colombo Emergency Control: +94-11-2-433333
  • Police Emergency: 119
  • Government Help: 1919
  • Children and Women Bureau: +94-11-2-433744
  • Human Rights Department: +94-11-2-507904
  • Tourist Police: +94-11-2-421451/421070
  • National Ayurvedic Hospital: +94-11-2-695855/2-695856
  • National Hospital of Sri Lanka: +94-11-2-691111
  • Colombo North General Hospital: +94-11-2959261/959262/959263/959264
  • Colombo South General Hospital: +94-11-2-822261/822262
  • Electricity Breakdown: 011-2-466660

Colombo will seem much more exciting and full of welcoming hues once you are prepared for any minor hassles that threaten to embitter your holiday mood. Don’t you agree? We are sure that by now you do.

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