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Welcome to the City of Colombo

Message from His Worship the Mayor of Colombo
As the first citizen and on behalf of the Colombo Municipal Council, I welcome you to the beautiful City of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.


While Colombo is well known for its array of attractions to offer its visitors and traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, our great city has so much to offer its residents. Our city is filled with historical buildings, exceptional landmarks, restaurants, parks, beaches and flourishes with performance and fine arts infusing an array of culture. We are proud of our community and family-oriented atmosphere, a city- filled with citizens who care.
We are also a progressive city and today with the launching of the web site of the Colombo Municipal Council we have taken that extra step to bring an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability to City Governance.
Since taking office in October 2011, I have strived towards significant reforms and investments in information technology and data transparency and today the City's commitment to innovative service delivery, accountability and transparency is fully on display.
The citizens of Colombo will have easy access to all necessary information and guidelines on things related to the CMC.I welcome you to make use of the web site and all facilities it offers and we will continuously be improving our services to serve the citizens of our city.
The Colombo Municipal Council
Colombo is a charter city, with a Mayor and Council form of government. Colombo's mayor and the council members are elected through local government elections held once in four years. For the past 50 years the city had been governed by the United National Party (UNP), whose business friendly policies resonate with the population of Colombo.


Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is the largest Local Authority in Sri Lanka and one of the oldest in South Asia. Established in 1865, it has grown into a large organization catering to the needs of a resident population of 647,100 (2001 census) and a floating population of nearly 500,000 (estimated).
At the time of the establishment of the Municipal Council, the population was in the region of 80,000.

As the Legislative body of the City, the City Council serves as the link between the citizens of Colombo and their municipal government. Through the filing of legislation, the enactment of orders, ordinances, and resolutions, the Council actively represents the diverse interests of its residents while ensuring the efficient and cost effective delivery of services.


Today the council with 15 Departments is mainly responsible for the provision of services public health and curative services, solid waste management, maintenance of roads, Lands and Environmental Development, street lighting, water and drainage, and veterinary services. In addition to these there are number of Departments providing social services, sports and recreation, library services together with finance, rates, secretarial and training departments.
City of Colombo
Situated in the western province of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the island's capital. Diverse and vibrant, the city is the administrative and economic center of the country.


Colombo is Sri Lanka's largest city, home to around a million people is also one of the busiest ports in the South Asia. Colombo was the capital for over two hundred years until the capital was shifted to nearby Sri Jayawardenepura, but remains the hub and heart of the city.
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