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Baggage Allowance for SriLankan Airlines

Baggage Allowance for SriLankan Airlines

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About SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, operates international services to 119 destinations in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was established in 1979, as Air Lanka by the Sri Lankan government. In 2003, the name was changed to SriLankan Airlines and it became a public limited company in 2004.

About SriLankan Airlines

Know your free baggage allowance on SriLankan Airlines before booking

Check our comprehensive guide for baggage allowance according to the zone.

  • Carry-on baggage (Hand carry bag)

All baggage that you carry items with an average weight of 7 - 10 kgs and stored in the passengers’  cabin in the over hat-racks compartment or under the seat. 

  • Checked luggage 

Cargo baggage is another name for checked luggage, passengers usually hand these pieces of baggage at the check-in counter to be stored in the cargo compartment. To calculate the weight and define the free baggage allowance. 

  • Infant baggage 

Airlines always have policies regarding infant baggage and its dimensions. Free baggage allowance differs between airlines to maintain safety measurements. 

  • Special Baggage

It is the kind of baggage that differ in weight or dimensions or both together, each airline has its own policies to carry this kind of baggage 

Carry-on baggage

Cabin Class 

Maximum Weight

Maximum Pieces


Business Class 


7 kg


56cm x 36cm x 23cm (115cm)

Economy Class 


Additional permitted baggage to the carry-on baggage 

  • Laptop
  • One lady's hand bag, purse or pocket book, Duty Free Item
  • Overcoat, wrap or blanket
  • Umbrella or walking stick
  • Small cameras 
  • Travellers with Infants are allowed to carry 5kgs baggage that contains Infant's food for consumption in flight together with Infant's toiletries and disposable items such as nappies 

Checked Baggage 

Weight Policy 

Cabin Class

Maximum Weight


Business Class


158cm/ 62 inch

Economy Class


158cm/ 62 inch

Infant -All classes


115 cm/ 45 inch

Piece Policy 

Cabin Class

Maximum Weight per piece


No of Pieces

Business Class

32 kg each

158cm/ 62 inch


Economy Class

23 kg each

158cm/ 62 inch


Infant -All classes


158cm/ 62 inch


Special baggage 

There are three categories:

Mobility Aids 

Passengers can carry their mobility aids free of charge above the free allowance for both checked and hand baggage, yet large or heavy items could be considered as checked baggage 

Musical Instruments 

SriLankan Airlines accepts Musical instruments with a maximum weight of 75 kg. 

Sports Equipment

  • Golf Equipment
  • Snow Skiing Equipment
  • Diving Equipment
  • Windsurfing / Surf Board Equipment
  • Bicycles

Please contact SriLankan Airlines to make sure of the restrictions on the special baggage or visit the official website

Excess Baggage Charges

For passengers who will travel with more than the free baggage allowance, you can pre-purchase more allowance. Please note extra fees will be applied for extra allowance according to the destination and ticket category. We recommend checking the official website of SriLankan Airlines

 Prohibited items 

Carry-on baggage restrictions 

  • Ammunition (cartridges for weapons), securely packaged
  • Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel
  • Disabling devices
  • Electro shock weapons
  • Internal combustion or fuel cell engines
  • Lithium Batteries: Security-type equipment containing lithium batteries
  • Matches, safety (one small packet) or a small cigarette lighter
  • Mobility Aids
  • Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols 
  • Permeation devices
  • Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers
  • Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags

Checked baggage restrictions 

  • Baggage with installed lithium batteries
  • Batteries, spare/loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries
  • Disabling devices
  • E-cigarettes
  • Electro shock weapons
  • Lithium batteries, spare/loose
  • Matches, safety (one small packet) or a small cigarette lighter
  • Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags
  • Thermometer or barometer, mercury filled

Pets and Service Animals

  • SriLankan Airlines accepts domestic animals such as cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and ornamental fish as a checked baggage. Passengers who would like to carry pets must contact the airline to make sure of the availability to carry their pets in the cargo compartment. 
  • Pets carried as checked baggage (Pet + Food + any related items), excess baggage fees will be applied accordingly
  • Passengers with pets must check the health requirements and liability policy. 
  • For service animals such as seeing eye/ hearing dogs, passengers should inform the airline prior to the fight.

Conditions of Acceptance seeing eye/ hearing dogs

  • The dog must be properly muzzled and harnessed. It must be well behaved, inoffensive, clean and odourless and the leash of the dog must be secured to the owner’s seatbelt at all times during the flight.
  • It is not allowed to move in the cabin and is expected to be seated near the passenger.
  • Absorbent material should be placed under the dog in order to prevent soiling of the aircraft floor
*All of the above information is updated according to SriLankan Airlines Baggage allowances.
*The content of this page is professionally articulated and accurately reviewed by Almosafer's editorial team to ensure that the content is always up to date and accurate.

FAQs for SriLankan Airlines

  • Does SriLankan Airlines allow web check-in?

    Yes, SriLankan Airlines allows web check-in.

  • Does SriLankan Airlines provide online seat selection?

    Yes, SriLankan Airlines offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

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  • Does SriLankan Airlines offer priority boarding?

    SriLankan Airlines provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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