Colombo remains both the commercial and financial capital of Sri Lanka even after the administrative capital has been moved to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, a suburb east of the city.
Colombo is a huge, sprawling city, which can be visited any time of year due to its tropical climate. The traffic can feel somewhat overwhelming at first but it is organised and much more manageable when compared to other major cities of South and Southeast Asia. Public transport with Tuk Tuk and buses is easy enough for the average traveller. Most Tuk Tuk Drivers understand basic English phrases. Make sure the Tuk Tuk driver uses his meter before you board. Once you master Tuk Tuk travel in Colombo, moving about is a breeze.