Colombo

Colombo

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka is known as the financial and commercial capital of the country. Located on the west coast of the island, the city was originally a small seaport. Due to its strategic location on the East-West sea trade routes used by Roman, Arab, Persians and Chinese trade sailing vessels over 2,000 years ago, Sri Lanka has always been a part of the world’s history. It became the capital of Sri Lanka when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815 and witnessed the rule of three rulers- Portuguese, Dutch and British. However, the position of acting as the capital was retained after Sri Lanka gained independence on the 04th of February 1948. Colombo came to be regarded as the country’s commercial hub in 1978 when the administrative office was shifted to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. The Colombo city is home to a majority of the Sri Lanka’s corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. The imposing Colombo National Museum, Viharamahadevi Park, Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo Fort and Pettah, Galle Face Green, Dehiwala Zoo, Gangaramaya Temple are some of the best tourist attractions in Colombo.