Colombo doesn’t have much of a skyline as it’s still in its development stage. You’ll see some high-rise hotels (less than 20 floors, mostly) and the rest of the city is relative flat. It’s quite easy to get around Colombo in a tuk tuk but be warned that the traffic can be a nightmare and peak hours. Another thing that was strange is the between the hours of 2pm and 5pm, 90% of the city restaurants and café’s won’t serve you any alcohol. Something about school being over at 2pm and since it’s after school times, no alcohol will be served.
Colombo as a city, there isn’t much to do other than SHOPPING! Seriously, clothes and house hold wares are cheap. Really cheap! Almost all the big brands out there, are made in Sri Lanka; and you can purchase them here for super cheap prices because there might be a tiny mistake from the original ‘plan’ hence it goes on sale in the local stores. I found Desigual skirts going for Rs. 2700.