Colombofor the Business Traveler

Being the commercial capital of the country, Colombo contains the headquarters for many major local and international organizations. However, it does not mean that your stay in Colombo should be all work and no play. The metropolitan city has a few sites and activities that can be enjoyed even during a short business trip.


Who would not want to take back a souvenir of a trip to the island? Whether it is a simple t-shirt or intricate piece of jewellery, Colombo has a number of precincts and single stores that sell quality products.

Head over to Paradise Road, or the Odel Department Store and go over the unique mementos that serve well as gifts for your loved ones or even as personal keepsakes. Don’t forget to pick up some Ceylon Tea – the world’s best tea!

If you want to splurge a little extra, the Colombo Jewellery Stores is but one of many high-end jewellery stores that design beautiful pieces using precious and semi-precious gems of Ceylon.


Sri Lanka is famed for its unique cuisine, which comes bundled with warm Sri Lankan hospitality, so why not try the star class hotels that offer just that? The luxury hotels dotted around the Colombo Fort area provide the best in local and international cuisine. Most hotels have an international buffet in their main restaurants, but you can also find restaurants that specialize in specific types of cuisine such as Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.

Want to escape hotels altogether? Well, the city has got you covered in that department as well. Head over to the Paradise Road Gallery Café, the Dutch Hospital Precinct or Park Street and try out the various cuisines and beverages on the menu, while revelling in the exciting atmosphere around you.


Looking to relax after a stressful day of meetings? Spa Ceylon provides the best in therapeutic services by blending local ayurvedic practices with international standards, thus allowing you to feel completely renewed.