Colombo, being the capital and also the largest metropolis of Sri Lanka, handles the majority of the country’s foreign trade and also hosts one of the largest artificial harbors in the world. A huge, sprawling city, Colombo was ruled by the Dutch, Portuguese and British for many centuries, which is still evident in its colonial architecture. The cosmopolitan side of the city is wonderfully represented of trendy eateries, galleries and boutique shops along with heavenly local food served and tiny, convivial cafes. With many high-rises and shopping malls transforming the city’s skyline, Colombo is a must-see-and-spend-time stop in Sri Lanka, and given its tropical climate, it can be explored right through the year. Walk through the oldest streets of Colombo with the charismatic historian Mark Forbes, as he gives you vivid and entertaining insights into the intriguing past and present of Sri Lanka.