Accomadation 18, 19 August....

Free accommodation can be provided in our new student hostel at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura premises subjected to following conditions.

The rooms are furnished but we do not have pillows and you have to bring your own bed sheets and toiletries. you have to make your own arrangements for food.
 In one floor:  5 rooms with 4 bunk beds in each room (common wash rooms for those 5 rooms).

If you wish to stay please provide us the following information by sending an e-mail well in advance (subject of the e-mail should be: Accommodation - WinC 2016)

  1. Full name:
  2. Date you need the accommodation facility:
  3. Gender:
  4. National ID/Passport number:

Please contact Ms. MBCA Wijethunga  (0312298111  /  0714380159) for more details.

How to arrive to conference venue?

The Wayamba University of Sri Lanka is well connected through road and railway line.
University is approximately 50 km away from the Bandaranayeke International Airport and 88.5 km from Colombo which is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.

To get directions search winc2016  on Google maps

Following are the main bus routes.

Route No. 92 starts from Colombo central bus stand and travels via Katunayake, Negambo. Approximate journey time is 2 hours. Both air condition buses and non-air condition buses are available. Frequently of buses every 20 minutes.

Route No. 998 starts from Kurunagala central bus stand and travels via Narammala. Approximate journey time is 1 hours. Both air condition buses and non-air condition buses are available. Frequently of buses every 20 minutes.

Route No. 998 starts from Madampe central bus stand. Approximate journey time is 1 hours. Frequently of buses every 20 minutes.

Route No. 935 starts from Pannala central bus stand. Approximate journey time is 45 minutes.

Railway links

Puttlum line starts from Fort railway station. Travel up to Nattandiya. Take a bus (route No. 92) from Nattandiya to conference venue.

Taxi and Tuk tuk

Taxi services and Asians favorite tuk tuk (3 wheelers) can be taken from any part of the country. An airport taxi service is available and upon arrival, you may visit the kiosk and order a taxi.

How can I apply for entry visa?

Many nationals can obtain visa on arrival. Some nationals will have to obtain visa prior to arrival.

To obtain all information regarding visa requirements and also to download the applications, please visit the official website of Department of Immigration and Emigration. The electronic travel authorization (ETA facility) provides all required information.

www.immigration.gov.lk

Where can I stay?

Luxury to economical accommodation as well as back packer friendly hostels are abundant around the conference venue. Negombo to Chilaw coastal belt is famous for its beach sorts.

Click here to view recommended hotel details and contact details

Information about accommodation can be obtained from following websites.

www.tripadvisor.com/SriLanka

www.yamu.lk

WinC is in the process of obtaining special concession prices for WinC participants from the surrounding hotels and hostels. Please visit this page again for updates.

Social Events

WinC 2016 is pleased to announce the following social events and invite the delegates to take part.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is scheduled on 19 August 2016 from 7.30 pm onward.

Dress code: Smart casual

       More information >>

Social Tour

The post conference expedition will take you to the most visited and the world renowned sites in Sri Lanka: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Giragama Tea Factory, Temple of the Tooth Relic- Kandy (Sri Dalada Maligawa http://www.sridaladamaligawa.lk) and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. More information >>

Date        : Sunday 21, August 2016
Price       : Child: (3-12 years) will be notified soon (<3 years, no charge)
                 Adults : will be notified soon      

* Price include transports, entrance charges, charges of the guidesmeals (breakfast and lunch) and refreshments.