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Colombo Destination Guide

Discover Colombo in Sri Lanka!

Colombo in the region of Western with it's 648,034 habitants is a place located in Sri Lanka and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Colombo in Sri Lanka

Local time in Colombo is now 01:44 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Trincomalee, Pettah, Peliyagoda, Moratuwa, Maharagama or Janadhipathy Medura. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

31°C / 87 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 90%
Air Pressure 1025 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 9 km/h (5 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 32% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Monday, 23rd of January 2017
Light rain, moderate breeze, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 26°C (78 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of January 2017
Heavy intensity rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 27°C (80 °F)
Night: 24°C (75 °F)
Wednesday, 25th of January 2017
Moderate rain, calm, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 24°C (75 °F)

Videos

Colombo Sri Lanka and surroundings trav...

02:38 min ( November 14, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW)
Views: 1,805 - Rating: 5/5

Tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka created at TripWow by TravelPod (a TripAdvisor company) TripAdvisor TripWow Slideshow of Colombo by TravelPod. Cities visited on this trip: - Colom...

Galle Face Green Colombo

01:01 min ( January 22, 2011 by PL Tours Travels)
Views: 3,398 - Rating: 5/5

PL Tours and Travels: The Galle Face is a promenade which stretches for half kilometre along the coast in the heart of financial and business district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The promenade was initiall...


Sri Lanka Unplugged #14 Colombo

06:16 min ( July 06, 2012 by Davidsbeenhere)
Views: 1,697 - Rating: 4.80952/5

Davidsbeenhere.com Touring in a Tuk Tuk, David and his tour guide further look into Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo, the capital is the largest city in Sri Lanka, filled with local markets, hotels, busine...

Sri Lanka Ceylon Colombo Downtown traf...

00:50 min ( January 13, 2011 by NickVenture1)
Views: 1,792 - Rating: 0/5

Just a snapshot of an ordinary crossroad somewhere in always busy downtown Colombo. About Colombo: Colombo (Sinhala: , pronounced [ˈkoləmbə]; Tamil: ) is the largest city and former capital of Sri ...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Colombo during the next days.

26
Jan
2017

International Conference On Advanced Marketing 2017

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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03
Feb
2017

CISA Certification Training In Colombo, Sri Lanka

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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09
Feb
2017

2nd World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference 2017

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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16
Feb
2017

International Conference On Climate Change 2017

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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20
Feb
2017

Internet Of Things MasterClass

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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09
Mar
2017

2nd International Conference On Bio Science And Biotechnology 2017

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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30
Mar
2017

The International Conference On Economics And Development (ICED 2017)

Beginning: 08:30 am (08:30).
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20
Apr
2017

3rd World Conference On Supply Chain Management

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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04
May
2017

3rd World Conference On Women’s Studies 2017

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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15
Jun
2017

International Conference On Economics And Development (ICED 2017)

Beginning: 08:30 am (08:30).
More on eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Galle Face Green

The Galle Face is a promenade which stretches for a half kilometre along the coast in the heart of the financial and business district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by the Governor of what was then British Ceylon, Sir Henry Ward, and was also used for horse racing and as a golf course, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. It was known as the Colpitty Race Course.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Landmarks in Colombo, Parks in Colombo, Urban public parks

Central Bank bombing

The Central Bank bombing was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks carried out by the LTTE during the Separatist civil war in Sri Lanka between the government and the Tamil Tigers. The attack took place on January 31, 1996, in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo. A lorry (42-6452) containing about 440 pounds of high explosives crashed through the main gate of the Central Bank, a seaside high-rise which managed most of the financial business of the country.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1996 in Sri Lanka, Car and truck bombings in Sri Lanka, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam attacks in Eelam War III, Mass murder in 1996, Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, Terrorist incidents in 1996

Viharamahadevi Park

The Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is a public park located in Colombo, next to the National Museum in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest and largest park of the Port of Colombo. Situated in front of the colonial-style Town Hall building, the park is named after Queen Viharamahadevi, the mother of King Dutugamunu. The park was built during the British rule of Sri Lanka, and was originally named "Victoria Park" after Queen Victoria.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Landmarks in Colombo, Parks in Colombo, Parks in Sri Lanka, Urban public parks

HMS Tenedos (H04)

HMS Tenedos was an Admiralty 'S' class destroyer. Laid down on 6 December 1917, she was constructed by Hawthorn Leslie of Tyne, and was completed in 1918. She was commissioned in 1919 and served throughout the interwar period. On December 10, 1941, she became part of the Force Z British Eastern Fleet task force, tasked with disrupting invading Japanese convoys. She was one of the escorts of the capital ships assigned to the mission, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1918 ships, S-class destroyers (1916) of the Royal Navy, Ships sunk by aircraft, Tyne-built ships, World War I destroyers of the United Kingdom, World War II destroyers of the United Kingdom, World War II shipwrecks in the Indian Ocean

Ananda College

Ananda College, Colombo, was established on November 1, 1886, by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott. Ananda College is a National School, which provides primary and secondary education.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1886, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Colombo, Schools with a Cadet Corps

Quote of the moment

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

Jack Kerouac