The name Colombo is derived from Sinhala name Kola-amba-thota which means “harbor with leafy mango trees”. Colombo lost its status as the capital city in 1980s but continues to be the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. A majority of the head offices of large corporations reside in the city. In the city centre is located South Asia’s second tallest building - The World Trade Centre. The 40 storeyed Twin Tower complex is the centre of important commercial establishments, situated in the Fort district, the city’s nerve centre.
The old Fort area has some of the most interesting mixes of old and new architecture, with some complexes dating back to the Portuguese and Dutch era, shadowed by the towering, glass modern buildings.
The city is also home to a vibrancy of culture, arts, religion and education. The University of Colombo, several colleges, an observatory, the national museum, and numerous churches, mosques, and Buddhist and Hindu temples are in Colombo - some dating back centuries. The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, formerly known as Radio Ceylon is the oldest radio station in South Asia and is situated in the city.
The climate in Colombo is fairly even throughout the year with the average temperature being 31C.
The King’s Court – Trans Asia
One of Colombo’s premier venues for conferences, social events and banquets. The stunning décor, plush interior, the 3 separate units and a pre-function area, all combine brilliantly to make a lavish and extravagant event.
Queen’s Court – Trans Asia
Ideal for small meetings, business lunches or even cocktail receptions, the Queen’s Court offers a warm and intimate setting to your event.