A Tourist Visa is given to those visiting Sri Lanka for;
Holidaying Visiting, friends and relatives, Medical treatment including Ayurvedic and yoga-participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performance
Sri Lankan tourist visa is normally issued through Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions overseas which will be endorsed on passport and usually valid for three months. After arrival, visitors could seek an extension for the tourist visa for up to six months. However, for the promotion of tourism and to facilitate entry of tourists to Sri Lanka, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has introduced an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system. The ETA allows tourists to apply for authorization online to travel and remain in Sri Lanka for one month. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required. There is no requirement to endorse the ETA on the passport. After arrival, tourists who may wish to stay longer than one month may apply for an extension to ETA for up to six months.
Applications for the extension of all visas should be made to the Department of Immigration and Emigration