Home About Colombo

About Colombo

The charm of Colombo, the business hub of Sri Lanka is something you will never come to know until and unless you experience it for yourself. Beauty is present in all the facets of Colombo. The rich festival called life is what the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo is all about. Take pleasure in indulging in everything Colombo has to offer you- the beaches, the temples, churches, markets and tourist spots, set perfectly against the backdrop of legendary monuments. There is something for everyone in Colombo which makes a journey to this country absolutely reasonable.

Colombo Education

Education institutions in Colombo have a long history. Colombo has many of the prominent public schools in the country, some of them government owned and others ...

Colombo Culture

Colombo's most beautiful festival is the celebration of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Death all falling on the same day. In Sinhala this is known as Vesak.

Colombo Architecture

Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict various styles. Many colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, ...

Colombo Infrastructure

Colombo has most of the amenities that a modern city has. Compared to other parts of the country, Colombo has the highest degree of infrastructure.

Law Enforcement & Crime in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Police the main law enforcement agency of the island liaise with the municipal council, but is under the control of the Ministry of Defence of the central ...

Colombo Economy

The great majority of Sri Lankan corporations have their head offices in Colombo. Some of the industries include chemicals, textiles, glass, cement, leather goods, furniture, and ...

Geography and Climate of Colombo

Colombo's geography is a mix of land and water. The city has many canals and, in the heart of the city, the 65-hectare (160-acre) Beira Lake.

Colombo History

As Colombo possesses a natural harbour, it was known to Romans, Arabs, and Chinese traders over 2,000 years ago. Traveller Ibn Batuta who visited the island in the 14th century, referred to it as ...

Colombo Etymology

The name "Colombo", first introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhalese name Kolon thota, meaning "port on the river ...
Colombo Hotels, Hotels in Colombo, Places to stay when travelling Colombo, Hotel Colombo Srilanka, Colombo Accommodation, Accommodation for Visitors in Colombo