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Colombo Destination Guide

Explore Colombo in Sri Lanka! Colombo in the region of Western with it's 648,034 habitants is a place in Sri Lanka and is the capital of this country.

Considering your budget, these more prominent locations could be interesting to check as well: Trincomalee, Pettah, Peliyagoda, Moratuwa, Maharagama or Janadhipathy Medura. When in this area, you might want to check out Slave Island, Mutwal, Modara, Maradana, Kollupitiya and Bambalapitiya as well. Map of the area of Colombo in Sri Lanka

Local Time

Local time in Colombo is now 10:07 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 26°C / 78 °F
Evening 26°C / 79 °F
Night 26°C / 79 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 99%
Air Pressure 1023.4 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 11 km/h (7 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 44% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
27°C / 81 °F Light rain

Sunday, 22nd of October 2017
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 27°C (80 °F)
Night: 25°C (77 °F)
Monday, 23rd of October 2017
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 25°C (76 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of October 2017
Moderate rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 25°C (76 °F)

Video Collection

Experience God's Manifest Glory at the C...

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

16:22 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: February 11, 2015 by Pastor Jerome Fernando

Experience God's Manifest Glory at the C...

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

23:48 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: December 30, 2014 by Pastor Jerome Fernando


Colombo Sri Lanka and surroundings trav...

Http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-009b-8388-46d6?ytv=1 - Tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka created at TripWow by TravelPod (a TripAdvisor company) TripAdvisor TripWow Slideshow of

57:47 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: November 15, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW

A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Mir...

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

31:59 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: March 09, 2015 by Pastor Jerome Fernando


A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Mir...

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

12:25 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: May 26, 2014 by Pastor Jerome Fernando

A Gist of God's Glory at the Colombo Mir...

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

55:09 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: July 07, 2014 by Pastor Jerome Fernando


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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Colombo during the next days, weeks and months.

17
Nov
2017

8th International Conference On Business And Information – ICBI 2017

Starts: 09:00 am (09:00)
More at eventful.com.

21
Nov
2017

3rd International Conference On Linguistics In Sri Lanka – ICLSL 2017

Starts: 09:00 am (09:00)
More at eventful.com.

05
Dec
2017

4th International Conference On Poverty And Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2017)

Starts: 09:30 am (09:30)
More at eventful.com.

08
Dec
2017

International Postgraduate Research Conference - 2017

Starts: 09:00 am (09:00)
More at eventful.com.

14
Dec
2017

Int Conference On Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage And Road Culture

Starts: 09:00 am (09:00)
More at eventful.com.

4th International Conference On Nanoscience And Nanotechnology (ICNSNT-2017)

Starts: 09:30 am (09:30)
More at eventful.com.

15
Feb
2018

The 2nd International Conference On Climate Change 2018

Starts: 09:00 am (09:00)
More at eventful.com.

08
Mar
2018

The 3rd International Conference On Bioscience And Biotechnology - 2018

Starts: 09:00 am (09:00)
More at eventful.com.

03
May
2018

The 4th World Conference On Women’s Studies (WCWS 2018)

Starts: 10:30 am (10:30)
More at eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

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.

Tags: Murders, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, 2007 in Sri Lanka
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Schools with a Cadet Corps, Schools in Colombo, National schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1886, Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Lakes of Sri Lanka, Colombo
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Terrorist incidents in 1996, Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, Mass murder in 1996, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam attacks in Eelam War III, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Car and truck bombings in Sri Lanka, 1996 in Sri Lanka
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Hotels in Colombo, Hotel buildings completed in 1973, 1973 establishments
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Schools in Ambalangoda, Educational institutions established in 1913, Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Urban public parks, Parks in Colombo, Landmarks in Colombo
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

HMS Tenedos (H04)

HMS Tenedos was an Admiralty 'S' class destroyer. Laid down on 6 December 1917, she was constructed by Hawthorn Leslie of Tyne, and was completed in 1918. She was commissioned in 1919 and served throughout the interwar period. On December 10, 1941, she became part of the Force Z British Eastern Fleet task force, tasked with disrupting invading Japanese convoys. She was one of the escorts of the capital ships assigned to the mission, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.

Tags: World War II shipwrecks in the Indian Ocean, World War II destroyers of the United Kingdom, World War I destroyers of the United Kingdom, Tyne-built ships, Ships sunk by aircraft, S-class destroyers (1916) of the Royal Navy, 1918 ships
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Libraries in Sri Lanka, Government agencies of Sri Lanka, Government agencies established in 1998, Education in Sri Lanka, 1998 establishments in Sri Lanka
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Urban public parks, Parks in Sri Lanka, Parks in Colombo, Landmarks in Colombo
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Coordinates: 6.93, 79.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.