Launched in 1979, Sri Lanka’s National Carrier is an award winning airline with a solid reputation for service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. The airline’s hub is at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, providing convenient connections to its global route network of 94 destinations in 44 countries. The flights are very comfortable, and provide excellent service. The direct flight from London to Colombo is a real advantage and avoids the need to hub in the Middle East. Overnight flights to and from Colombo are the best option to minimise jet lag. Visit http://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/lk for bookings & further information.
Tuk Tuks, more often called as three wheelers in Colombo is a great way to travel around the city and short distances. Always ensure to take a metered tuk tuk in order to avoid any issues with price.
There is a good, cheap public bus service; provided you know the route number of the bus that you would have to take to your destination. This information is not available online but you can easily get to know by asking a local resident.
Kangaroo cabs: This is one of the oldest cab services in Srilanka and is very reliable in terms of service. A kangaroo cab is more expensive than taking a tuk tuk, but the cabs are pretty comfortable with friendly drivers and very safe as the cabs are all tracked via GPS and monitored by the central dispatch.
UBER: Uber is available in Srilanka. It works pretty much the same way as it would in any other part of the world. You must have a credit or VISA/Master enabled debit card to use the app. They now have a cash and credit (Visa and Mastercard) available.
Pick Me: Pick me is another local cab service and offers even tuk tuks on demand besides cars. It works in a similar fashion as uber where you have to install the pick me app. The advantage here is that payments can be made in cash. The PickMe metre is cheaper than the regular tuk tuk more often than not.