Colombo (Sinhala: කොළඹ, pronounced [ˈkolombo]; Tamil: கொழும்பு) is the largest city and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte suburb or the parliament capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is also the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a satellite city of Colombo. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins with a population of about 752,993 in the city limits. It was the political capital of Sri Lanka, before Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.

Colombo is also the hub for Information Technology-related activities within the country, as most of the major IT service providers are headquartered within teh city.

Are you in Sri Lanka?

If you are in Sri Lanka please feel free to join with us to organize the Software Freedom Day celebrations. Please contact us soon. We would like to have you in our organizing teams. Mainly we cover Colombo, Kandy and Galle.


(The idea of adding another team page is that there may be more than one team in a region/city)

Create a new Team page:

In all cases you need to keep the CategoryCity2013 to allow your city to be listed!


SFD: 2013/Sri Lanka/Colombo (last edited 2013-08-23 06:54:59 by RaminduDeshapriya)