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Colombo, Sri Lanka Hotels and City Guide

Colombo Hotels and Colombo Guide with Colombo maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Colombo hotels

Colombo - Business Tips

Colombo Business Tips

Colombo Dress Code

On most occasions business attire in Colombo, Sri Lanka consists of suits or shirt and tie for men and dresses and business suits with either trousers or skirt for the ladies. Outside business hours, casual clothes are perfectly acceptable - although, smart clothing is usually worn to exclusive restaurants and clubs.


Greeting Someone in Colombo

Business people in Colombo generally tend to be formal. Appointments are necessary and it is good to be punctual. When greeting someone it is considered polite to rise to your feet and shake their hand. It is usual to exchange visiting cards on a first meeting.


Colombo Business Hours and Banking

The business hours in Colombo are generally from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday - although some companies do work on Saturdays. Most of the shops in Colombo are open till around 7:00 pm. The usual banking hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, while some banks do operate half day on Saturdays.


Sri Lanka Smoking

Smoking, in Colombo, is only prohibited in places marked with the non-smoking sign - although, it is considered polite not to smoke in the company of non-smokers.





Hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Holiday Inn Colombo

Holiday Inn Colombo

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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Colombo Hilton

Colombo Hilton

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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Hilton Colombo Residence

Hilton Colombo Residence

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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Taj Samudra Hotel

Taj Samudra Hotel

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...




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Havelock Place Bungalow

Havelock Place Bungalow

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
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