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: 04:09 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:57 am and 5:55 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 2,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2019-10-15 07:21:15

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 04:09 AM (Wednesday). 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.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 86 °F

Morning Temperature 30°C / 86 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 19%
Air Humidity 79%
Air Pressure 1007 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 96% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain

Wednesday, 16th of October 2019

32°C (90 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 17th of October 2019

29°C (84 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Friday, 18th of October 2019

28°C (82 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Light rain, calm, overcast clouds.

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


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...


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)


A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Miracle Service (2nd July 2014)

Published: July 07, 2014
Length: 16:21 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Pastor Jerome Fernando

A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Miracle Service (2nd July 2014)


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Popular in vicinity

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19 Oct
2019

SOCIAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP
Starting at: 02:30 pm (14:30).
More Information: eventful.com.

HOMETREE COLOMBO DANCE FESTIVAL
Starting at: 02:30 pm (14:30).
More Information: eventful.com.

26 Nov
2019

A Forum With Harvard Medical School PhD Candidate Nivanthika Wimalasena
Starting at: 11:30 pm (23:30).
More Information: eventful.com.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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