Entertainment in Colombo

Theatre, Opera, Museum in Colombo

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Theatre in Colombo

Stage shows and theatre events form an essential part of the Sri Lankan world of entertainment. Some theatres in Colombo are:

  • Tower Hall Theatre
  • Elphinstone Theatre
  • Namel Malani Punchi Theatre

This site give information on the latest plays doing the rounds in Colombo:


Orchestra in Colombo

The Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka (SOSL) is based in Colombo and its Principal Conductor is Dushyanthi Perera. It is one of the oldest orchestras in Southern Asia.

Museums in Colombo

All major cities of Sri Lanka have museums dedicated to a variety of disciplines. Colombo is the cultural canter and hosts some of the best museums in the country.

National Museum in Colombo
This is one of the oldest and largest museums. This beautiful building was built in 1876 by the British governor of Sri Lanka. It tells the story of Sri Lankan history.

National Museum of Natural History
Established in 1986, this museum is near the National Museum. It focuses on nature like rare and endangered species, local plants, and rocks. The skull of a giant elk is a prize possession.

Galle National Museum
This museum was built within the oldest Dutch building of the Galle fort from 1656. It covers archaeological and anthropological objects such as traditional masks, ornamental turtle shells, and ancient wooden carvings

Ratnapura National Museum
This museum covers the gem trade with prized exhibits like pre-historic fossils, stuffed animals, and artefacts.

Bandaranaike Museum
This museum covers the life and impact of Bandaranaike, the prime minister who had had a lasting impact on the country. Though he was assassinated, his legacy looms large and his speeches, image, and story adorn walls.

National Maritime Museum
This museum covers the intrinsic link between Sri Lankans and the sea. It covers local fishing methods, coral beds, deep sea fish.

For more on museums in Sri Lanka, refer to the government page on museums.

Update 22/07/2018


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