Colombo has a variety of fairly well-equipped pharmacies, most quite centrally located. Almost every hotel and restaurant will have a basic first-aid kit in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended that should you have a particular medical condition or are prone to a particular ailment or allergy, that you bring your own supply of medications. Should an emergency arise, you will be able to check at a hospital or ask a pharmacist to recommend a generic brand of anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory drug , painkiller or antibiotic.

For feminine hygiene products, Sri Lanka’s variety isn’t too extensive, so once again it’s recommended you bring your own just in case you don’t find a suitable product. 

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