I'm travelling to Sri Lanka to visit a friend and got an ETA visa that says it allows for double entry. I plan on landing in Colombo first and dropping some luggage off with my friend (who will be at the airport solely to pick the bags up) before flying straight to Maldives for a very quick visit. I don't plan on leaving the airport itself but I likely will be exiting the passenger-only area and will have re-do the security clearance. After Maldives I am going to return to Colombo. Will my double-entry allow this or do I need to get something else?
My itinerary looks like this: Land in Colombo (entry 1), exit passenger area and give bags to my friend, re-check in and fly to Maldives, return to Colombo (entry 2?), stay rest of trip and leave.