The district of Colombo is home to a modern metropolis and an emerging garden city. It is also the economic hub of one of the fastest growing economies of South Asia. Read on to know more about this rapidly developing region.
Located in the western province of Sri Lanka, Colombo is one of the 25 electoral districts of the country. With the recent reformation of the Sri Lankan government’s open economic policy, the district of Colombo is undergoing drastic changes as most of the development projects are centred in the Colombo city. Most of the economists believe that Colombo has the potential of becoming the next garden city similar to Singapore.
The district of Colombo was known as the kingdom of Kotte during the pre-colonial era and came under the control of Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. The district underwent remarkable changes during the British era as they converted the region as the economic hub of Sri Lanka.
The District has been divided into 13 Divisional Secretary’s Divisions and each segregated region are headed by a Divisional Secretary. These divisions have been further divided into 566 Grama Niladhari Divisions to make administration easy.
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The district is also home to a myriad of development projects that includes construction of a number of high rise buildings such as One Galle Face which is a luxury apartment in Colombo and many others. The district is home to the site of the “Port city” which is an ambitious development project that is underway and expected to be completed in the year of 2047.
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