Colombo has a rich colonial history divided into three eras- Pre-colonial, colonial and post-Colonial. During Pre-Colonial era, Colombo was the point of interest for many traders. Colombo name was introduced by the Portuguese in 1505 and became the capital in 1815, when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire. Colombo is the commercial capital, financial centre and the largest city of Sri Lanka. Columbo was a vibrant city with a mix of modern life and colonial buildings.
Initially Colombo is a sea port facilitating trade in Asia and now acts as an entry point to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Colombo is a vibrant city with beautiful golden beaches, magnificent temples and colonial era architecture and the most important cultural centers of Sri Lanka. The people of Colombo are very friendly and welcoming.
Colombo is a mix to land and water, city has many canals and a 65-hectare lake in the heart of the city, this lake is a popular attraction among tourists. Colombo is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural city. Colombo is a modern city and has many amenities that a modern city has, Colombo has the highest degree of infrastructure, electricity, water and transport.
Colombo is the 32nd most densely populated city in the world (20,405 people per km²)