Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka with a population of a little over 04 million, boasts perfect

co- ordination and co-existence of past and present, with the remarkable remnants of Dutch and English

rule of the 18th & 19th combined with the present luxurious comforts. Speedy sports cars and latest

automobiles have occupied the streets once ruled by human driven-rickshaws and tram cars. High-rise

buildings stand side by side the monumental houses reflecting the bygone era. All religions mingle in

unity with Buddhist Temples, Churches, Hindu Kovils and Mosques being built in close vicinity to each

other. Nearly every visitor to Sri Lanka begins or ends his tour to Sri Lanka from Colombo, as the

Bandaranaike International Airport is situated just 40 Km away from Colombo and the harbor at the

very heart of Colombo. The bustling port of Colombo is ranked no. 01 in South Asia and no. 26 in the

World. The city premises may appear to be ridiculously small for its overflowing population of 04 million,

yet there are 15 divisions within the city limits, named as Colombo 01, Colombo 02 etc. Many restaurants

serve Local and International food and beverages. Shopping malls offer a range of fashionable clothing

and street bazaars are found widely spread within the Colombo city limits.



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