Vaccines, Malaria Tablets and Mosquitos
Sri Lanka is malaria free. We do recommend that you consult your usual GP or Travel Clinic for up to date information on vaccinations required.
Covering any exposed skin will help prevent mosquito bites.
Use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET to prevent mosquito bites. Citronella Oil is a great natural remedy for preventing mosquito bites but ensure you are not allergic to it.
Wear neutral-coloured (beige, light grey) clothing -darker colours tend to attract mosquitos.
If possible, wear long-sleeved clothing (cotton breathable material).
Apply sunscreen first followed by the repellent (preferably 20 minutes later).
IAMAT - International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers has some useful tips for traveler.