Sri Lanka gets Street View

Google has recently released Street View for the country of Sri Lanka. Read more about it on the Google LatLong blog.

As of this writing the blue outlines for the Sri Lankan Street View are not yet in Google Earth, but the outlines do show in Google Maps and Street View imagery is available in both products.

Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea and much of the Street View shows vast tea plantations.

Mackwoods is a tea brand, and we believe that is tea growing on the hillsides. See it in Street View.

Most of the roads in Sri Lanka are very narrow. Although there are cars and buses, motorbikes and especially auto rickshaws seem to be a very popular form of transportation. See it in Street View

The locals seem pleased that they are finally getting Street View. See it in Street View.

A temple being repaired. See it in Street View.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.


  1. Another great article, and an invitation to travel, thanks 🙂

    Just a quick note, there seem to be a missing closing tag at the end of the legend of the second Street View embed. This wreaks havoc on those of us who are reading you on a feed reader 🙂 Thanks!

  2. The HTML in my previous message was stripped. I meant a closing “I” (italics) tag.

  3. Lanka Peace says:

    Thanks so much for this article!

    I thought there was ‘peace’ after the war but hear that there is heavy Militarization in N & E?

    In fact I heard the army is forcefully Buddhist shrines?

    I wonder if this show in Street View?

  4. Lanka Peace says:

    The Street view pictures are amazing!

    Will we be able to see places that was ‘blocked’ by the previous regime?

  5. Street View at its best – high resolution imagery of some of the most visually rich and colourful scenes Google has captured. Highly recommended.

  6. ross peters says:

    Don’t be a dick head. War was over 6 years ago. Now the former members of LTTE front envolved in politics.Some say Tamils in north scream even for caugh in the meadia as there is nothing much to syay. Naional Anthom is singing in Both Sinhala an Tamil. Sinhala and Tamil are government languages and English is the intermediory language. All the signs are in Sinhala and Tamil. The opposition leader is a Tamil from the Tamil Nationl congress. Chief justice is Tamil. All the major Political parties consist of TAmil Parlimentarians. Northan Province governer has been changed upon the request of the Northan Tamils and acadomics. Northan Chief minister can boyott events in a phone call keeping the president at bay! What nonsense are are you blabbering!

  7. Dizzyland says:

    I wish they would come back to Silverton Oregon. They haven’t been since June 2012 and quite a lot of small to medium towns have gotten the same silent treatment.

    That is the problem. The real reason Google maps was invented was to be a *digital* version of a road atlas that you used to see in stores which were always a few years out of date……when brand new.

    Google maps like the books needs constant updating or it will be no good other then recreation purposes. Nobody will take it seriously and they haven’t other then a “Let’s check this feature out”.

    Google needs to *crowd source* street view and other map products to allow users to upload things and maintain stuff to some degree so there is much better chances of things being up to date.

    Google basically took on a project bigger then it planned and landed them in hot water especially with sensitive countries like Germany that almost killed them.

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Both Google Maps and Street View have “crowd source” options and both are heavily contributed to by the public.

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