The accommodations closest to Colombo Airport are The Gateway Hotel (Tel. +94(0)11 544 0000), Ramada Katunayaka Hotel (Tel. +94(0)11 225 3646) and Hotel Goodwood Plaza (Tel. +94(0)11 5736 000). Business hotels in Colombo include Hilton Colombo (Tel. +94(0)11 249 2492) and Taj Samudra Hotel (Tel. +94(0)11 244 6622). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Colombo Airport has a reasonable range of shops, including duty-free shops and many electronics shops (from televisions to washing machines and ventilators), but also shops specialized in Sri Lankan products (including the famous tea of the island). Sri Lanka Airlines has two restaurants at the airport. There are also some cafés and (snack) bars.


You cannot deposit your baggage at Colombo Airport. There's a lost-and-found desk (Tel. +94(0)11 225 3048) in the central hall. Near the terminal entrance you'll find porters who work at a set rate.


There's an information desk in both the Arrivals and Departure Halls for inquiries about Colombo Airport, flight schedules and airport services. In the Arrivals Hall you can also find travel agents and the Tourist Office.


There are no business facilities at Colombo Airport other than basic facilities like faxing, photocopying and internet access in the VIP lounge (Silk Rute Lounge). Extensive business facilities are offered by the hotels nearby the airport and the business hotels in the Sri Lankan capital (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Colombo Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets.

Other services

You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. There's also a post office in the Arrivals Hall. Here you can also find the First Aid station (near the baggage claim area). There are also baby rooms.