Colombo is the commercial capital and the largest city of Sri Lanka by population. 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 Kelani”.
It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province.
Discover the vibrancy of Colombo and explore a variety of fascinating attractions. You can interact with authentic people. Delve into the city’s cultural diversity as you traverse through the colourful streets of the lively market district Pettah, Colombo’s most popular district.
Thought to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area and hospital date back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. Colombo filed with beautiful heritage buildings and it has contemporary shopping and dining mecca. Exuding an entertaining ambience and exciting atmosphere this precinct is the ideal place to unwind after exploring Colombo.