Colombo is a kind of vinaigrette from the colonial past and independent present. Life is always in full swing here, taxis and nimble "tuk-tuks" (three-wheeled motorized carriages with an awning) dart through the streets, street vendors smoke "biddy" (grass twisted with a plait, for some reason is not recognized as a drug here).
In the city center, near the local White House (an exact copy of the one in Washington), you can meet a flock of monkeys, and flying foxes hang upside down in the trees of Victoria City Park. Colombo is not conducive to thoughtfulness, so it should be used as a transit point. For example, on the way to the famous Mount Sigiriya.