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Situated on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the largest city and the commercial hub of the country. Colombo is located just 30 km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport while the city is also within close proximity to Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte the administrative capital of the country. Home to more than 2 million residents, Colombo is also home to a majority of the country's corporate offices, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Colombo is a derivative of 'Kola-amba-thota', which means 'mango harbour'. The history of this vivacious city dates back nearly 2000 years, when the Muslims handled trade between Sri Lanka (known as Serendib) and rest of the world. The importance of Colombo was further enhanced when the British conquered the entire island and marked the city as the capital of Ceylon. Although the country's capital city was changed to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, many still consider Colombo to be Sri Lanka's capital.
Although the city of Colombo is not Sri Lanka's most scenic city in terms of natural beauty, it does have its fair share of parks and water features. The Galle Face Green is ideal for an evening stroll, while watching the sunset, and for fun and games there is no better place in town than the Viharamahadevi Park. National zoological gardens feature a variety of animals, birds as well as a large aquarium. Catch a glimpse of the fascinating history of Sri Lanka at the National Museum, located in the heart of Colombo.
Colombo is undoubtedly the island's premier city for shopping - with numerous shopping malls and trendy boutiques, located within a few kilometres from one another. The city is teeming with restaurants serving a variety of cuisine ranging from spicy local dishes to international favourites. As the day ends, Colombo's nightlife comes alive and party lovers are seen dancing till dawn.
Colombo City Facts
Metropolitan Colombo Population - 653,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Sri Lanka Population - Estimated 19,366,000 (Source: CIA, USA - 2005)
Currency - Sri Lankan Rupee = 100 cents
Time Zone - GMT + 6 hours.
Language - Sinhalese, Tamil, English
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30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha COLOMBO 3 SRI LANKA 03 SRI LANKA
Liberty Ballroom can accommodate over 1500 persons. Ideal for business conferences, cocktails, etc. Persian room - capacity to accommodate up to 200 persons. 20 (8' by 10') booths can be accommodated in the largest meeting room Exhibit space available...
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PO Box 1000, Colombo, Sri Lanka
On a seven acre site overlooking Beira Lake and the Indian Ocean, the 384 room Hilton Colombo is located in the heart of the business centre and 32 kilometres from Bandaranaike International Airport. The hotel offers an extensive choice of business and leisure facilities....
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200 Union Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ideally located within the central business district, Hilton Colombo Residence in Colombo. The 168 elegantly appointed suites spreading over 33 floors offer guests panoramic views of the ocean or harbour and the highest standards of luxury, privacy and comfort. Close...
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25 Galle Face Centre Road Colombo Sri Lanka
The Taj Samudra Colombo is located on 12 acres of landscaped gardens facing the historic Galle Face Green with a panoramic view of the Indian ocean. It blends the quiet charm of an earlier era with a comfort and efficiency...
6 Havelock Place,Colombo 5, LK
General Information: Hotel Description: The Havelock Place Bungalow consists of two homes of the colonial period which have been restored to provide all modern conveniences while retaining the elegance and charm of a bygone... more