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Colombo Destination Guide

Discover Colombo in Sri Lanka

Colombo in the region of Western with its 648,034 habitants is a town located in Sri Lanka and is the capital of this country.

Interactive map of Colombo

Local time in Colombo is now 11:16 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Colombo " with a UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Trincomalee, Pettah, Peliyagoda, Moratuwa, and Maharagama. When in this area, you might want to check out Trincomalee . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Colombo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Things To Do in Colombo City, Sri Lanka - Travel Video

5:11 min by migrationology
Views: 143115 Rating: 4.57

Visit my website now! Things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka! Welcome to Colombo - the capital and largest city on the island of Sri Lanka! This is a travel video about the famous thing ..

Sri Lanka's flyover experience

6:20 min by Young Asia Televsion
Views: 6963 Rating: 4.60

The Government has given high priority to infrastructure development in Sri Lanka. City planners across the country however have a big role in ensuring that it is measured in terms of long term sustai ..

Sri Lanka,ශ්රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Colombo,Downtown traffic at a crossroad (01)

2:30 min by NickVenture1
Views: 5664 Rating: 1.00

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

Galle Face Green Colombo

1:01 min by PL Tours Travels
Views: 3398 Rating: 5.00

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 ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Beira Lake

Beira Lake is a lake in the heart of the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The lake is surrounded by many important businesses in the city. It occupied approximately 165 hectares of land 100 years ago and has been reduced to mere 65 hectares today due to various reasons. During the colonial era of the Portuguese, and the English the lake was used to transport goods within the city.

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Located at 6.93 79.85 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Colombo, Lakes of Sri Lanka

Echelon Barracks

Echelon Barracks was a former military barracks situated in Colombo fort, Colombo. Build during the late nineteenth century as headquarters of the British Army Garrison of Ceylon, it was occupied by the newly formed Ceylon Army, following independence. It was made up of a two-storey barrack blocks, with wide verandahs, formed a square around a parade ground large enough for several football and hockey pitches. This parade ground gained the name Echelon Square adjoining the then old Parliament.

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Located at 6.93 79.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Barracks in Sri Lanka, British Army bases, Buildings and structures in Colombo, Government buildings in Colombo, Military of British Ceylon, Sri Lankan Army bases

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.

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Located at 6.93 79.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km 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

2007 murder of Red Cross workers in Sri Lanka

Murder of Red Cross workers in Sri Lanka happened on June 3, 2007 after two minority Sri Lankan Tamil aid workers were detained by two men claiming to be policemen on June 1, 2007. Their bodies were later found in Ratnapura about 95KM away from the capital.

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Located at 6.93 79.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 2007 in Sri Lanka, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Murders

Ceylon Inter-Continental

The Kingsbury Hotel (formerly the Ceylon Continental Hotel Colombo and the Ceylon Inter-Continental Hotel), is a hotel building with 9 storeys in the city center of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was built by construction magnate, Mr. U. N. Gunasekera. The owner is Hotel Services (Ceylon) PLC, which is a subsidiary of Hayleys PLC. The hotel was the first five-star hotel to be built in Sri Lanka. It was refurbished and reopened in January 2013.

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Located at 6.94 79.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1973 establishments, Hotel buildings completed in 1973, Hotels in Colombo


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Colombo