When to visit
April to September
The eastern part of Sri Lanka comes into its own as the rest of the country is being battered by monsoonal rains. The best time to visit is from April to September when the weather is generally dry and rain showers are short. It can get very hot so bring lots of sunscreen and stay hydrated.
School term from January to April offers a quieter respite for travellers. Off-peak season falls on inter-monsoonal period when there's plenty of good deals and less crowd. It's a great time to visit if you don't mind the unpredictable rains.