Airport transport between the CMB airport to Colombo can be arranged in advance to try to avoid the arrival area chaos.
Airport Express (PVT) LTD.
+94 11 555-5050 or 011 555-5050 in Sri Lanka
R2000/per person, one way, (though this should be verified).
(Skype call to SL is US.148/minute)
This recommendation is based on a ride from Colombo to CMD in Nov 03. Service availablility and rate checked by phone Aug 06.
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