Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka is known as the financial and commercial capital of the country. As the 5th century Colombo had been served as trading center of Asia and West. The descendants of these traders can be seen in the population of Colombo today.
Then Came the Colonial era from 1505-1948 which consist of the Portuguese era [1505-1638], the Dutch Era [1638-1796] and the British Era [1796-1948]. The British made Colombo their administrative capital, and it continued to serve as the capital even after the country gained independence from British rule. However, in 1980 Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte became the new capital of the country.
Colombo’s geography is a mix of land and water. The city has many canals and, in the heart of the city, the 65-hectare (160-acre) Beira Lake. The lake is one of the most distinctive landmarks of Colombo, and was used for centuries by colonists to defend the city. It remains a tourist attraction, hosting regattas, and theatrical events on its shores. The Northern and North-Eastern border of the city of Colombo is formed by the Kelani River, which meets the sea in a part of the city known as the Modera which means river delta.
in 1980 Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte became the new capital of the country. commonly known as Kotte, is the official administrative capital of Sri Lanka. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is a satellite city and located within the urban area of Sri Lanka’s de facto economic and legislative capital, Colombo.
Is the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the city of Colombo.
Average temperatures in Colombo vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 4th percentile for pleasant weather — If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Colombo, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 89.6°F (32°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.2°F (26.2°C) at night.
The busiest month for tourism in Colombo, Sri Lanka is December, followed by October and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Colombo in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 7 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Fall daily highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 13 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Colombo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Weather is perfect this time of year in Colombo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.