Colombo
in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.932 and 79.848 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 55' 54" and E 79° 50' 52"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 10:34 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:14 am and 5:57 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
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Explore Colombo

Colombo in Western Province with it's 648,034 inhabitants is a city in Sri Lanka. It's the capital of this country.

Local time in Colombo is now 10:34 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Colombo, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Beira Lake Seaplane Base in a distance of 0 mi (or 1 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Sinharaja Forest Reserve in a distance of 57 mi (or 92 km), South-East. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Katunayaka, Ratnapura, Kurunegala, Kandy and Galle. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Hotels and Places to Stay

CINNAMON LAKESIDE COLOMBO

Address
0,2 mi
115 SIR C.A.GARDINER MAWATHA
00200 Colombo 02
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Shangri-La Colombo

Address
0,8 mi
Galle face 1
00200 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Fortress Resort and Spa

Address
1,3 mi
KOGGALA HABARADUWA
NONE Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hilton Colombo

Address
1,0 mi
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner
2 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hilton Colombo Residence

Address
0,9 mi
P.O. Box 2000 200 Union Place
02 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


THE KINGSBURY COLOMBO

Address
0,4 mi
NO 48 JANADHIPATHI MAWATHA
00100 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Galadari

Address
0,2 mi
Lotus Rd./Echelon Rd. 64
00100 Fort,Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Taj Samudra

Address
0,6 mi
NO 25 GALLE FACE CENTRE ROAD
03 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites

Address
1,3 mi
No. 30, Hyde Park Corner
02 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Ramada Colombo

Address
0,9 mi
Sir Mohamed Macan Makar Mawatha 3o
00100 Fort,Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 0%
Air Pressure 1010.5 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 55% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Monday, 17th of December 2018

30°C (86 °F)
24°C (74 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 1st of January 1970

0°C (32 °F)
0°C (32 °F)
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Videos from this area

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Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Colombo:walking till the old town hall museum

Published: December 27, 2010
Length: 00:54 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

A strawl through a market area till the open air collection of the Colombo Municipal Council's public Museum, showing a variety of old vehicles and equipments used years ago by the Colombo...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Colombo, St John's Fish Market, Marlin for sale

Published: December 30, 2010
Length: 08:39 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Marlin, Istiophoridae, is a fish with an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long rigid dorsal fin, which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive...


Experience God's Manifest Glory at the Colombo Needs Christ Meeting (29th November 2014)

Published: December 02, 2014
Length: 59:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

Colombo Needs Christ Service - Every Wednesday at 5:30PM at BMICH. (Any venue changes will be announced on Facebook and Via Faithfood SMS) For more details visit: www.pastorjerome.org ...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Colombo,කොළඹ,St John's Fish Market,busy fishcutter

Published: December 31, 2010
Length: 59:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Visit of the "Maalu Kade" (St John's Fish Market), Colombo. About the Fishmarket: The first so called "Maalu Kade" (St John's Fish Market, Colombo was built in 1894 by the Colombo Municipal...


A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Miracle Service (18th February 2015)

Published: February 24, 2015
Length: 42:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

Colombo Needs Christ Service - Every Wednesday at 5:30PM at BMICH. For more details visit: www.pastorjerome.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/KingsRevivalChurch Twitter: ...


Experience God's Manifest Glory at the Colombo Needs Christ Meeting (4th of February 2015)

Published: February 11, 2015
Length: 59:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

Colombo Needs Christ Service - Every Wednesday at 5:30PM at BMICH. (Any venue changes will be announced on Facebook and Via Faithfood SMS) For more details visit: www.pastorjerome.org ...


Experience God's Manifest Glory at the Colombo Needs Christ Meeting (17th December 2014)

Published: December 30, 2014
Length: 14:24 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

Colombo Needs Christ Service - Every Wednesday at 5:30PM at BMICH. (Any venue changes will be announced on Facebook and Via Faithfood SMS) For more details visit: www.pastorjerome.org ...


Experience God's Manifest Glory at the Colombo Needs Christ Meeting (3rd December 2014)

Published: December 08, 2014
Length: 22:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

Colombo Needs Christ Service - Every Wednesday at 5:30PM at BMICH. (Any venue changes will be announced on Facebook and Via Faithfood SMS) For more details visit: www.pastorjerome.org ...


A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Miracle Service (1st April 2015)

Published: April 08, 2015
Length: 12:16 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

Colombo Needs Christ Service - Every Wednesday at 5:30PM at BMICH. For more details visit: www.pastorjerome.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/KingsRevivalChurch Twitter: ...


A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Miracle Service (21st May 2014)

Published: May 26, 2014
Length: 57:47 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Miracle Service (21st May 2014)


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Attractions and noteworthy things

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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.

Located at 6.9325, 79.8439 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Terrorist incidents in 1996, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, 1996 in Sri Lanka, Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, Car and truck bombings in Sri Lanka, Mass murder in 1996, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam attacks in Eelam War III

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.

Located at 6.925, 79.8692 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1886, National schools in Sri Lanka, Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Schools with a Cadet Corps, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Colombo

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.

Located at 6.92655, 79.8435 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Urban public parks, Landmarks in Colombo, Parks in Colombo

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.

Located at 6.91389, 79.8606 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Urban public parks, Landmarks in Colombo, Parks in Colombo, Parks in Sri Lanka

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.

Located at 6.934, 79.842 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, 2007 in Sri Lanka, Murders

Dharmasoka College

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda, is a leading mix school in Sri Lanka. The college was established in 1913. It is one of the educational institute supported by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott, and accordingly is one of Sri Lanka's oldest schools. It provides primary and secondary education.

Located at 6.925, 79.8692 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1913, Schools in Ambalangoda

National Library and Documentation Services Board

National Library and Documentation Services Board is the agency of the government of Sri Lanka which helps maintains all state libraries around the country including the Colombo Library but the management of individual libraries in cities and towns are carried out by the Municipal Council. The National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) was established under the act No: 51 of 1998 succeeding the Sri Lanka National Library Services Board which was established in 1970.

Located at 6.91244, 79.8585 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Government agencies of Sri Lanka, Education in Sri Lanka, Libraries in Sri Lanka, 1998 establishments in Sri Lanka, Government agencies established in 1998

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.

Located at 6.9352, 79.8419 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
1973 establishments, Hotels in Colombo, Hotel buildings completed in 1973

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.

Located at 6.93333, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Colombo, Lakes of Sri Lanka

President's House, Colombo

President's House is the official residence of the President of Sri Lanka, located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It used to be the Queen's House until Sri Lanka became a Republic in 1972.

Located at 6.93639, 79.8425 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Colombo, Official residences in Sri Lanka, Presidential palaces, Landmarks in Colombo, Government buildings in Colombo

Prime Minister's House (Colombo)

Prime Minister's House, most commonly known as Temple Trees, is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. It is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Several recent Presidents have used it as their official residence too. Currently it is used by HE Mahinda Rajapakse, the 5th Executive President of Sri Lanka.

Located at 6.91472, 79.8519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Colombo, Official residences in Sri Lanka, Prime ministerial residences, Landmarks in Colombo

Vidura College, Nawala

Vidura College - Colombo is a secondary school in Sri Lanka, imparting education in English. The school strives to maintain a balance between the English, Sinhala and Tamil languages and cultures, as well as promoting the national culture, traditions and heritage. The curriculum is built around strict discipline and personality development which are in demand in the world of work. Thus, the mission of the school is to lead the child to a competitive world of work.

Located at 6.925, 79.8692 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1999, Schools in Colombo

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.

Located at 6.93222, 79.8442 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sri Lankan Army bases, British Army bases, Buildings and structures in Colombo, Military of British Ceylon, Government buildings in Colombo, Barracks in Sri Lanka

Ananda Central College

Ananda Central College is a co-educational school in the Elpitiya division, Galle district, Sri Lanka. It provides education for around 4000 students in grades 1 to 13.

Located at 6.925, 79.8692 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Elpitiya

Maradana

Maradana is a suburb of Colombo city, Sri Lanka. Maradana is the site of Maradana Railway Station, one of the primary railway hubs in the country, serving intercity rail and commuter rail. Maradana also has many railway yards and running sheds. A Technical College, many National Schools and business institutions are also located in the area.

Located at 6.92833, 79.8642 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Colombo, Populated places in Western Province, Sri Lanka

SLAF Colombo

SLAF Colombo is the Sri Lanka Air Force headquarters in Colombo. In this capacity it has the offices of the Commander of the Air Force, Chief of Staff, the Board of Management (BOM) and Board of Directors (BOD) of the Sri Lanka Air Force. All air and ground operations are directed from SLAF Colombo. Apart from functioning as a headquarters, it is a limited air base for helicopter operations.

Located at 6.9281, 79.851 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sri Lanka Air Force bases, Government buildings in Colombo

Ceylon Electricity Board

The Ceylon Electricity Board (also abbreviated as CEB), is the largest electricity company in Sri Lanka. With a market share of nearly 100%, it controls all major functions of electricity generation, transmission, distribution and retailing in Sri Lanka. It is one of the only two on-grid electricity companies in the country; the other being Lanka Electricity Company. The company earned approximately LKR110.9 billion in 2008, with a total of nearly 4.1 million consumer accounts.

Located at 6.93028, 79.8472 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Power companies of Sri Lanka, Electric power in Sri Lanka, State owned commercial corporations of Sri Lanka, Public utilities

Colombo Harbour

The Port of Colombo (known as Port of Kolomtota in the early 14th Century Kotte Kingdom) is the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka as well as in South Asia. Located in Colombo, on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River, it serves as an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. During the 1980s, the port underwent rapid modernization with the installation of Cranes, Gantries and other modern-day terminal requirements.

Located at 6.95278, 79.8447 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Ports and harbours of Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Kotte

Old Parliament Building, Colombo

The Old Parliament Building, is the building that houses the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. Situated in the Colombo fort facing the sea, it is in close proximity to the President's House, Colombo. The building houses the island's legislature for 53 years until the New Parliament Complex was opened at Sri Jayawardenepura in 1983. It is next to the General Treasury Building.

Located at 6.93111, 79.8431 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Legislative buildings in Sri Lanka, Government buildings in Colombo, Seats of national legislatures, Parliament of Sri Lanka

General's House, Colombo

The General's House is the official residence of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Located at 6.91667, 79.8333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Government buildings in Colombo, Official residences in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Army bases

A0 highway (Sri Lanka)

The A 0 is an A-Grade road in Sri Lanka. It connects Kollupitiya and Sri Jayawardanapura, the nation's capital. The highway passes through Rajagiriya.

Located at 6.9119, 79.8507 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Highways in Sri Lanka

Visumpaya

Visumpaya, is an official residence of the Government of Sri Lanka. It is located in Lillie Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The house has been used as residence for visiting heads of state and local government ministers. As at present it is used by the D. M. Jayaratne, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka as his official residence.

Located at 6.91472, 79.8519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Colombo, Official residences in Sri Lanka, Prime ministerial residences

Fort railway station

Fort Railway Station is a major rail hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways, with many inter-city and commuter trains entering each day. Fort Station is the main rail gateway to central Colombo; it is the terminus of most intercity trains in the country.

Located at 6.93361, 79.8508 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations on the Coastal Line, Railway stations on the Main Line (Sri Lanka), Railway stations in Colombo

Slave Island railway station

Slave Island Railway Station (also known as Kompanna Vidiya Railway Station) is a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It serves the Slave Island area in the centre of the city. It is served by commuter rail. The station building is significant for its historic architecture.

Located at 6.92361, 79.8494 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Colombo, Railway stations on the Coastal Line

Altair (Building)

The Altair Project (or Altair) is a residential and commercial development under construction in Colombo, Sri Lanka. At 68 stories and 240m, the building will be the tallest residential building in Colombo when it is completed. The building is situated adjacent to Beira Lake on 2 acres of land located at 127, Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 00200. As of March 2013, piling is in progress.

Located at 6.91897, 79.8545 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Buildings and structures in Colombo

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Colombo.

Other districts

These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Colombo.

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25 Jan
2019

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT MEET 2019
Starting at: 02:30 am (02:30).
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15th International Conference On Contemporary Issues In Science, Engineering & Management (ICCI-SEM)
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26 Jan
2019

14th International Conference On Economics, Business And Social Sciences (ICEBSS)
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08 May
2019

International Conference On Agriculture And Food Security 2019 (AGROFOOD 2019)
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