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Banking Hours and Business Hours in Sri Lanka

Throughout the year, apart from Festivals, businesses are open at the following hours:

Offices: Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. and 02:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Banks: Mondays – Fridays: 09:00am – 13:00 p.m.
Stores: Mondays to Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00pm

Bank business hours in Sri Lanka:

Bank business hours are regulated across Sri Lanka. Most Banks are open for customers from 9:00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. whilst some even have night bank facilities. But most of the banks are closed all day on Saturday and Sunday and on public and bank holidays.

Business hours in Sri Lanka.

Business hours in Sri Lanka oscillate depending on the nature of the enterprise and the location. While business hours for most government operations are more or less standardized across the country, there is some variation in opening times in cities and rural areas. Generally, businesses in towns tend to stay open until later in the evening.

Shop business hours in Sri Lanka.

Shops in Sri Lanka usually open their doors at 10:00am and stay open until among 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Most shops open for at least a half day on Saturday while others treat it as a normal working day. Few shops are open on Sundays too. Large supermarkets and department stores are the exception to this and many of them open for half a day on Sunday while throughout the rest of the week they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.