Walk around the University

Exploring Colombo


Colombo View over Beira Lake – Photo retrieved from “Colombo” Wikipedia Page

Colombo 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. As a student of the University of Colombo, you will be able to explore the diversity of this city.

Recreate your self

After a long tiring academic activates in the university students have the opportunity to relax themselves and appreciate Colombo and its diversity in open areas such as Galle face, Boat Rides at Beira Lake and Diyawannawa, Independence square and Viharamahadewi park.

Not only that they have the access to the National Library of Sri Lanka consisting of large number of national and International collection of books.

Famous Dines

Colombo is the high escape for food lovers with upmarket outlets and ethnic restaurants providing variety of foods, such as authentic Sri lankan, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Arabian, Western and more. Well-known internationally recognized food outlets such as KFC, Pizza Hut , Mcdonalds are easily reachable.

Drama & Theater

Many stage dramas are premiered in the heart of Colombo and students will also be exposed to the wide variety of Dramas on the go in famous theaters such as Lionel Wendt, Nelum Pokuna and Elphinston.

Film theaters

Colombo is a hub for state of the art film theaters in Sri Lanka, providing the student to experience both nationally and internationally acclaimed cinematic masterpieces.

Science & Technology

As an entrant to the University of Colombo, Faculty of Science, you will get to quench your thirst of science by exploring institutes such as Sri Lankan national Planetarium which resides in the University premises itself, Industrial Technological Institute (ITI) and more.

Also professional scientific bodies and communities such as National Science Foundation (NSF) ,Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS) is of close proximity.

Unique Shopping experience

Shopping in Colombo is can be the best thing one can experience. As the University is easily accessible to the famous shopping malls ranging from electronics to clothing and many more fields, make your life easy. You can find branded goods to the unbranded items at a reasonable and a competitive price.

Round the clock medical care

The main university medical centre (open from 8.00 am to 4 pm) which is located within the Faculty of Science premises closed to the Reid Avenue Entrance. It provides health services to the students and the staff of the University. National Hospital of Sri Lanka which is the teaching hospital for the University and many Private Hospitals are of quick reach providing the opportunity to get medications to suit your needs.


Colombo is dynamic with its occurrences of events of public attractions time to time. Colombo International Book Fair is a well-known event of such, held in September annually. Further innovations to the events calendar of Colombo consists the Colombo Night Races which boosts the youth to experience the adventurous sports in the city suburbs.
Also various food festivals and pageants of many cultures and religions are held in Colombo providing the evidence of multi-ethnic community in Colombo.

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