Sunrise and sunset in Sri Lanka

Times for sunrise and sunset in Sri Lanka won't differ much all over the year. The reason is the only fair proximity to the equator. So in summer the sun moves slightly to the north and in the winter slightly back to south, but without much change in the distance. E.g. in the Nordic countries of Europe the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:30 hours the longest days happen to be in Juni. In Dezember a night in Colombo lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Colombo rises at 6:03. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:24 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Colombo

Average lentgh of daylight in Colombo

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Sri Lanka

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for August 21st., localtime in Sri Lanka

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Negombo06:03 am06:24 pm12:21 hours
Colombo06:03 am06:24 pm12:21 hours
Galkissa06:03 am06:24 pm12:21 hours
Moratuwa06:03 am06:23 pm12:21 hours
Katunayaka06:02 am06:24 pm12:21 hours
Pita Kotte06:03 am06:23 pm12:21 hours
Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte06:03 am06:23 pm12:21 hours
Kotikawatta06:03 am06:23 pm12:21 hours
Battaramulla South06:03 am06:23 pm12:21 hours
Maharagama06:03 am06:23 pm12:21 hours
Jaffna06:00 am06:25 pm12:26 hours
Valvedditturai05:59 am06:25 pm12:26 hours
Galle06:02 am06:21 pm12:19 hours
Point Pedro05:59 am06:25 pm12:26 hours
Matara06:01 am06:20 pm12:19 hours
Kandy05:59 am06:21 pm12:22 hours
Dambulla05:59 am06:21 pm12:23 hours
Trincomalee05:56 am06:20 pm12:24 hours
Batticaloa05:55 am06:17 pm12:22 hours
Kalmunai05:54 am06:16 pm12:22 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:57 am08:20 pm14:23 hours
New York (USA)06:11 am07:46 pm13:34 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:26 am05:30 pm11:05 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:41 am06:16 pm12:35 hours
Moscow (Russia)05:11 am07:53 pm14:42 hours
Shanghai (China)05:22 am06:32 pm13:10 hours
Helsinki (Finland)05:47 am08:59 pm15:13 hours