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4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour

4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour
4 days
USD 370.00
This tour will give you a memorable experience with different sightseeing activities in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. You will experience cycling, TukTuk ride and a bullock cart ride in a rural village. The heritage of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Kandy will amaze you during this tour whilst you enjoy the typical countryside of Sri Lanka and interact with Asian elephants in Pinnawala. <br><br>

2-Day Galle Tour from Colombo by Train

2-Day Galle Tour from Colombo by Train
2 days
USD 229.00
This 2-day journey in Sri Lanka will give you different views of traveling along the coastline from Colombo to Galle by train. Meet with local people and visit attractions with your guide by private car. Experience Galle Fort, visit the Traditional Mask Factory in Ambalangoda and the Turtle Hatchery in Koskoda.

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Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB) Information

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Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport

Where is Colombo Bandaranaike Airport?  

The largest city in Sri Lanka, Colombo, is located on the west coast of the island. With a large harbour, strategically located along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo has been a trading post for more than 2,000 years.

A popular tourist destination, Colombo is a vibrant city, blending modern life with historical colonial buildings and ruins.

Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (IATA: CMB, ICAO: VCBI), also referred to as Colombo Bandaranaike Airport, Colombo International Airport, Katunayake Airport, Negombo Airport, Sri Lanka Airport, or simply Colombo Airport, is located in Katunayake, suburb of a Negombo, 35 kilometres (22 miles) north of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka. The airport is named to honour former Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike (Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike).

In 2014, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport served 7,819,847 passengers. The city's other airport, Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) handles primarily domestic traffic.

Colombo was Sri Lanka's main international air port of entry, until the recent opening of the new Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) in the south.

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport is a hub for Cinnamon Air, Mihin Lanka, Millennium Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. Other airlines that fly to this Sri Lanka airport include Air Arabia , AirAsia, Air China, Air India, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways , Flydubai, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Rotana Jet, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, Spicejet, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Windrose Airlines.

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Services at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport include:

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Executive Lounge (fee)
  • Medical facilities
  • Post office
  • Duty free
  • ‘Ceylon Tea’, handicrafts and other Sri Lankan products are available at Duty Free Shops - Transit Lobby, Departure Terminal


You will be surprised at what you can buy at the Colombo Bandaranaike Airport: sewing machines, washers and dryers, electronics, cookware and more.

Additional Colombo Bandaranaike Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 10 Sep 2016