Colombo, Sri Lanka is the economic capital and the most important metropolis of Sri Lanka. The Colombo Metropolis has a population of 5.6 million tentatively and is the business hub and the monetary centre of the Island and a popular tourism hub placed in the west coast of the Island. Sri Jayawardhanepura Kotte, is the legislative Capital of Sri Lanka and Colombo is often known as the Capital of Sri Lanka since Sri Jayawardhanepura Kotte is within the suburbs of Colombo.
The City of Colombo is an extremely busy place with a mix of modern life, culture and ruins and different ethnicity and communities. Colombo is also popular due to the large harbour and strategic positon in the East-West Sea trade routes. Colombo was also famous in the ancient era among traders who travelled back and forth for business purposes. Like many other cities in Sri Lanka, Colombo’s Urban area extends well beyond the boundaries encompassing other municipal and urban councils too.Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Kolonna urban council are a few to be named.
Colombo being the main city, is not only a home to lavish residential areas consisting of High end apartments and Hotels and other accommodation but also for Corporate offices, Banks, Schools, Hospitals run by both Government and private sector and entertainment venuses such as cinemas, theatres and game zones. Galle Face Green, Nelum Pokuna, National Museum, Viharamahadevi Park, the Harbour, Airport, Colombo Race course, Universities and Planetarium are a few famous landmarks which can be named. For tourists, there are many hotels in Colombo Sri Lanka where you will find good accommodation. You can choose a hotel according to your budget. Budget hotels in Colombo are many and you can easily find one by proper research over the net; some may provide food and even tour facilities as well. There are many five star luxury hotels in Colombo like The Hilton, Galadari, Kingsbury, Shangri-La and Galle Face Hotel that you can visit for a romantic and fancy dinner as well. These Hotels are usually hot spots for wedding receptions among the locals. The services when you stay at such a hotel in Colombo Sri Lanka are exceptional. When you make a reservation you will be sent transport to be picked up at the airport and also to be dropped off on your way out of the country.
Tourists could also do their shopping and fulfill their basic and other requirements from shopping malls, Super Markets and other stores situated in Colombo. Colombo Racecourse shopping mall, The Arcade, Majestic City, Liberty Plaza, Liberty Cinema and Crescat Boulevard are a few of the malls where groceries, clothes and other requirements could be bought.
The night life of Colombo consists of, bars, lounges, clubs housed in popular hotels with late night entertainment and live music bands which provide Hip Hop to DJ Music for a soothing mind and relaxation. These night clubs have a dress code and generally free for ladies. Beach Parties are also an instant hit in Colombo since lately and the party continues till dawn. There are also popular casinos for those who want to try their luck at gambling.
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