About Colombo

Colombo is an interesting and colorful tapestry of many races, religions and cultures and a city that showcases a wonderful colonial heritage blended in its many moods. Known as ‘Kolon Thota’, the native name of the city meaning ‘port’ it became ‘Colombo’ with the advent of the colonial rulers to the island. With a rapidly changing skyline it is indeed a unique city of ‘old and new’ that is swiftly unfolding into a spectacular tourist destination in the region.