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Helitours Sri Lanka, the air passage transport unit of SLAF Sri Lanka Air Force operates helicopter tours Discover Serendipity. Helitours Sri Lanka, the largest and premier domestic air service in Sri Lanka launched to meet the needs of domestic air service in Sri Lanka in the year 1972. Helitours aim is to offer domestic air passage services for the general public at lowest possible air fares.

Helitours completed its 200th flight on 24th March 2010. Helitours is also expected to create another historic milestone when it eventually becomes the first domestic aviation body to introduce scheduled flights using helicopters.

Helitours, the brainchild of Air Marshal Paddy Mendis, incorporated as a strategic business unit of SLAF in the year 1972, restricted to essential military equipments for three decades, has now geared towards the growing civilian demand in the backdrop of tourism boom in Sri Lanka, taking domestic air travel to new heights.

Operator: Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), Sri Lanka
Helicopter-Tours2Helitours Base: Ratmalana air base of Sri Lanka Air Force

City Office: Helitours with a new-look and state-of-the-art office is located at No. 395, Galle Road, Colombo 03 (Colpetty) in front of Abans complex.
Airport Office: Helitours' ticket counter established at the CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
Ticket counters: Air Force Headquarters at Colombo, Jaffna, Ratmalana and Trincomalee.


Helitours Fleet

Helitours fleet consists of twenty fixed wing air-crafts and helicopters including Bell-206, also known as the Jet Ranger, Bell- 212, Bell- 412 and Mi-17.

The seating capacity of helicopters and air-crafts

Jet Ranger: 04 passengers
Bell- 212 and Bell- 412: 08 passengers
Mi-17: of 20 passengers
AN 32 B: 45 passengers
Y-12: 15 passengers



Mount Lavinia Beach
Just 12 km from south of Colombo.

Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to the capital.

Nilaveli Beach
14 km from Trincomalee.

Nilaveli is a water sports hub. Fishing, angling, water skiing, snorkeling- all are here for you.

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Surfing Lessons

Price from 40$ per hour


Price from 50$ per hour

Although the swell all around Sri Lankan is seasonal, one exception is the Weligama beach break where surf is available all year around for beginner and advanced.

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Coco Veranda Restaurant
Open: 08.00am-11.30pm

Serving Cuisines: Coffee Shops, Desserts And Sweets, Lounge.

The Sizzle Restaurant
Open: 12pm-12am

Serving Cuisines: Semi Fine Dining, Multi-cuisine, Mongolian.

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