Visited Sri Lanka from 13th Dec – 17th Dec and 2 days we spent in Colombo city. Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
Checked Into Cinnamon Red Hotel
Welcome to the vibrant new feather in the Cinnamon cap. Cinnamon Red is a pioneering new breed of city hotel in Colombo combining economy with elegance and intelligence with style. Nowhere else in Colombo will you find the design, elegance and comfort of a 5-star hotel for mid-range budgets than with us at Cinnamon Red!
First Lunch in Colombo
After we checked into Hotel, we found very nice Chicken Biryani. Our driver suggested the shop.
Two kilometres away is the famous beach resort town of Unawatuna, popular with foreign & local tourist alike for its placid deep blue sea, a fine reef for snorkelling also the only spot where one could spot whale shark the largest know fish in the world and not a shark, and one should also know that sharks are unheard of in Sri Lankan waters. The area is also frequented by turtles to lay eggs.
Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid (Red Mosque)
Sri Lanka’s Red Mosque, or Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid, is one of the architectural wonders of the world. Situated in the bustling Pettah district, one of the oldest parts of the city of Colombo, its tall minarets are seen from almost every street, towering over the hustle and bustle of the busy neighborhood streets
It is located in Independence Square (formerly Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo. It also houses the Independence Memorial Museum. Independence Square is a monument of political significance in Sri Lankan history. There is nothing unique of very interesting about the monument. There are some nice carvings on the ceiling of the hall but the place is not worth spending more than 5-10 minutes
Business Meeting at Colombo University
The University of Colombo is a public research university located primarily in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is the oldest institution of modern higher education in Sri Lanka. Specialised in the fields of natural, social, and applied sciences as well as mathematics, computer sciences, and law.