What are some of the best tourist attractions in Colombo ?

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Pradeep Agnihotri asked 09-Jul-2018 in Cities by Pradeep Agnihotri

What are some of the best tourist attractions in Colombo ?


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Biswajeet Bhattacharya answered 06-Nov-2018 by Biswajeet Bhattacharya

What are some of the best tourist attractions in Colombo ?

Colombo the largest city of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka or Sri Lanka is the commercial capital of the country. Colombo is located adjacent to the Greater Colombo area on the west coast. Colombo was made the capital of the island country Sri Lanka after the island nation was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. Colombo covers a total area of 37.31 sq km (14.41 sq mi). As per the Sri Lankan census of 2011, the total population of Colombo is 752,993 and the population density of the city is 20,182 per sq km (52,270 per sq mi). The Governing body of the city is Colombo Municipal Council with the headquarters at Town Hall. Rosy Senanayake is the Mayor of Colombo. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Colombo are Pettah which is famous for shopping, the Galle Face Green beach, Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple which is a traditional temple and education centre and the Viharamahadevi Park. Some other famous tourist attractions of the city are Colombo Lotus Tower, Beira Lake, Mount Lavinia beach, Nelum Pokuna Theatre and the National Museum.

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Sri Lanka an island nation is located in the Indian Ocean. Located to the southeast of the Arabian Sea and to the southwest of Bay of Bengal, Sri Lanka covers a total area of 65,610 sq km (25,330 sq mi). As per 2018, the total population of Sri Lanka is 21,670,000. Sri Lanka gained freedom from the British Empire in 1948. Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic is the governing body of the country. Maithripala Sirisena is the President of Sri Lanka with Ranil Wickremesinghe being the Prime Minister. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the administrative capital of the country. The total GDP of Sri Lanka as of 2018 is $298.310 billion. The official languages of the country are Sinhala and Tamil with English being the other recognized language.