Colombo 2, Colombo

Colombo 2, known as Slave Island, uniquely blends Sri Lanka's historical depth with modern vibrancy. Once an actual island on Beira Lake, this area has evolved from its colonial past into a bustling commercial hub within Colombo's heart. Featuring diverse architectural styles, from colonial buildings to contemporary high-rises, Colombo 2 serves as a dynamic testament to urban development.

The district boasts significant landmarks, such as Beira Lake and Gangaramaya Temple, contributing to its cultural and religious landscape. As a central business district, it's home to corporate offices, government buildings, and recreational spaces, making it a key area for both historical exploration and modern city life.

The real estate scene in Colombo 2 is vibrant and dynamic, characterised by a mix of residential and commercial developments. This area's strategic location and historical significance have made it a hotspot for investment, with a range of properties from luxury apartments to commercial spaces attracting both local and international investors. For more detailed insights, it's beneficial to explore specific listings and market analyses relevant to Colombo 2's real estate landscape.
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City Insights

tick iconExcellent connectivity, with extensive bus routes and train services.
tick iconCentrally located, it's a pivotal area linking Colombo's past and future.
tick iconThrives on commerce, with numerous businesses and corporate offices.
tick iconRich in history, with a mix of colonial architecture and modern establishments.
tick iconDiverse social scene; home to a mix of communities and vibrant urban life.

Known Landmarks

  • Beira Lake

  • Gangaramaya Temple

  • Altair Tower

  • Capitol TwinPeaks

  • Colombo City Centre

  • One Galle Face Mall

  • Colombo City Centre


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Bus Routes

134Mulleriyawa - Colombo 2
151Ambathale - Colombo 2
166Angoda - Colombo 2
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmSlave Island Train Station
4.7kmMaradana Railway Station
3.1kmFort Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconIntroduction and construction of an impressive range of ultra-luxury apartment complexes and mixed development projects such as Marina Square, Altair, Capitol TwinPeaks, 447 Luna Tower, Cinnamon Life and Tri-Zen.

What’s great here?

tick iconLocated in the heart of Colombo, allowing for effortless commutes to any part of the commercial capital.
tick iconWell-served by extensive bus routes and train services, ensuring excellent connectivity within Colombo and beyond​​.
tick iconConvenient access to a comprehensive array of public amenities and services, contributing to a holistic living experience.
tick iconModern developments like Colombo City Centre, One Galle Face Mall alongside historical sites, provide a unique blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment options​​.
tick iconEnriched with landmarks like Beira Lake and Gangaramaya Temple, offering residents and visitors cultural and recreational spaces​​.
tick iconThe mix of modern high-rises and government buildings contributes to a sense of security, with corporate security and public safety measures in place.
tick iconDespite its urban density, the area maintains green spaces such as Beira Lake, offering residents and visitors a respite from the city bustle​​.

What needs attention?

tick iconImproving pedestrian walkways and traffic management can enhance the commuting experience in this densely populated area, making it more navigable for both pedestrians and vehicles.
tick iconA need to address urban pollution and maintain cleanliness around Beira Lake and public spaces.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities5 out of 5
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Safety & Security5 out of 5
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Environment3.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Colombo 2 for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 110,266.96 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Negative Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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