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Colombo. Pop. 647,000. Currency - Sri Lankan Rupee. Language Sinhala and Tamil. Time Zone GMT + 5.5 hours. Airport - Bandaranaike Colombo (CMB). Best time to go strangely during the monsoon season november to april when the climate is cooler. Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka and commerce and finance capital. The city has many historical sites, which reflect its colonial past. Sites to see include, The National Museum of Colombo, The Natural History Museum, The Dutch Period Museum, The Sapumal Foundation, The Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Center, Colombo Zoological Gardens. An must do activity is to walk on the Galle Face Green Promenade at sunset. Arguably the best way of getting around the city is by Tri-shaw (Three wheeler, tuk-tuk). These three-wheelers do not have any meters fitted with them and the price is normally negotiated before the trip.

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport  (3)

Colombo Hotel Reservations Sri Lanka

Colombo Hotels Reservation including - Taj Samudra Hotel, Trans Asia Hotel, Galadari Hotel, Holiday Inn Hotel Colombo, Grand Oriental Hotel, Cinammon Gardens, Fort District and Pettah District.

Colombo Hotel Reservations Sri Lanka including the Hilton and other International brands

Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo Sri Lanka

The Taj Samudra Hotel is one of Colombo's best located hotels for business and leisure guests. The hotel is a high-rise building featuring 292 guestrooms, all beautifully decorated and equipped with charming in-room amenities to meet the comfort of both leisure and business travelers. Every guestroom offers full amenities, including data port, balcony deck, air conditioning, mini bar and in-house movies.

Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo Sri Lanka

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce - Colombo

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce - A confederation of regional and sectoral chambers of commerce and industry, trade associations, employer organizations and bilateral business councils.

Colombo - wikipedia

Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial ruins and a city population of over 600,000 people. 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 jewelry.

Colombo - wikitravel

Colombo is the business centre of Sri Lanka. The best time to visit is from April - November. Getting around by Tri-shaw (Three wheeler) is most convenient. There is an air service to and from Colombo, provided by the national airline Sri Lankan Airlines.

ColomboPage- News reports from Sri Lanka

Latest news on Sri Lanka reported from Sri Lanka. News items on LankaPage are from other news sources such as wire services, international newspapers and other publications.

Sri Lanka Port Authority

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1979 and administers and operates all specified commercial Ports in Sri Lanka. The specified Port now includes Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, Kankasanturai and Point Pedru.

University of Colombo Sri Lanka

The oldest campus in Sri Lanka, the University of Colombo is a sprawling comlex occupying over fifty acres of prime land in the heart of the city. Today, "College House" (the administrative hub of the university) with its period architecture, is a well known landmark in the city.


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