A thriving metropolis by the sea, the city of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and its main financial hub. From towering office buildings to expansive malls there is much to discover.
Colombo International Financial City
Formerly known as the Port City, this project involves reclaiming land from the sea and developing the area to be a hub for business, retail and residential living. While the city already attracts a lot of business, such projects are expected to make Colombo a main commercial hub in South Asia as well.
Hotels and Apartments
The cityscape has undergone rapid change as more and more hotels and apartment complexes make their mark in Colombo. City hotel options are quite popular with names such as Colombo Court Hotel & Spa offering an ideal base for both business and leisure.
Shopping & Retail
The recent openings of the Marino and Colombo City Centre malls are indications of the city’s thriving retail scene. Apart from other malls such as Crescat and Majestic City, there are a plethora of shopping centres in the city catering to both locals and tourists.
Sightseeing & Recreation
Not merely centred on the commercial aspect, Colombo is also a city where one has much to see and do. Attractions like the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and the National Museum of Colombo provide fascinating insights into local culture, while public spaces such as Galle Face Green and Viharamahadevi Park offer areas for recreation and relaxation.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.