Colombo Fort colourfully weaves together colonial history, premium leisure experiences and bustling trade, into Sri Lanka’s business epicentre.

A multiethnic city like much of the rest of island, the area captures the harmony with which millions of Sri Lankans have lived and worked together for centuries, while preserving their own beliefs and cultural nuances.

Got business to attend to? You are just a quick walk away from the World Trade Centre towers, top international hotel brands, and the upcoming Colombo Port City. Once complete, The Colombo Port City will feature its own Financial District, marina and some of South Asia’s best leisure, business and residential areas.

The traces of colonial history lie thick over many buildings around, including the Old Dutch hospital mall, the time-worn and hand-illustrated cornershops, and the Harrods heritage mall (formerly Transworks House, built in 1908).

Evenings are perhaps incomplete without the delicious prawn-wades, salt spray and kites of the Galle Face Esplanade, sitting right beside the Indian Ocean and just a short walk away.