Get to know Colombo as a modern Sri Lankan city with skyscraper rooftop bars that gaze over the Indian Ocean. You’ll never forget about these views. Colombo does feel ‘more developed’, but less authentic than the rest of the country. You’ll find nightlife, amazing Sri Lankan or western food, great sightseeing points and many cool stores in this changing city.
Colombo is the place where you need to be for extending your tourist visa for a longer stay in Sri Lanka. The biggest airport in Sri Lanka, next to Negombo, is located only but a half hour drive from Colombo.