It is compulsory to obtain resident/student visa to study in Sri Lanka. In order for that you may have to enter to the country with Entry visa. Once in the country you can apply for resident/student visa as visiting/ tourist visa would not permit you to undertake studies in Sri Lanka.
Please contact IRO should you need any assistance obtaining resident/student visa for the duration of your study in KDU. Please note that in certain circumstances it may take at least three months for the process. Hence, we advise you to contact IRO early.
For more information regarding obtaining a Sri Lankan visa visit the official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka.

Arriving in Sri Lanka
The official website of the Bandranayake International Airport (BIA) is the best source of information on questions regarding Arrival, Immigration and Customs regulations, Baggage, Banks and Currency exchange.

Airport pickup and Taxi services
IRO can arrange airport pick up for KDU students/ visitors for a fee. If you intend to obtain the service, please contact IRO at least 2 days prior to your arrival at BIA. At BIA you may also arrange an UBER or a taxi to KDU