History of Colombo

History of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kollupitiya (Colombo-3)

Once upon a time the drab and highly commercial city of Colombo was a ‘Green City’. Each of its zones resembled a mini village, consisting of cinnamon or coconut plantations through which narrow cart roads ran. In colonial times, Mutuwal, Hultsdorp, Grandpass, the Pettah and Fort, in Colombo, were the main urban residencies and business areas where […]

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Colombo-4 (Bambalapitiya)

Colombo-4 (Bambalapitiya) Bambalapitiya (Colombo-4) is located between Colpetty (Colombo-3) to its north and Wellawatte (Colombo-6) to its south on both sides of Galle Road. Bambalapitiya, in the heart of downtown Colombo, is arguably one of the most exciting places to be in the city, with shopping malls, bookshops, restaurants, and hotels lining its streets. The name is still quite intriguing

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Colombo Harbour Ceylon 1908

Colombo – A Short History

Colombo – A Short History Colombo is an ancient city with a fantastic heritage. A mix of rulers, cultures, and styles have all left their own mark upon the city and given it a vibrant identity which thrills, invigorates, and fascinates. Being extremely strategically situated, and surrounded by ample trading resources (cinnamon being a particular boon

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