Global civil society activity in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Colombo is ranked #171 over a 20 year period,
with 260 meetings since 1998.


Colombo is ranked #168 in 2018, with 9 meetings.

Organizations based in Colombo

South Asian Initiative on Disaster Migration Est. 1995

International Centre for Ethnic Studies Est. 1982

International Water Management Institute Est. 1984

Action Plan for the Protection and Management of the South Asia Seas Region Est. 1995

South and West Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives Est. 1976

South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme Est. 1982

Open International University for Complementary Medicines Est. 1987

Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia Est. 1979

Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific Est. 1950

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo Est. 1992

SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo Est. 1998

Asia Pacific Women's Watch

Asia-Pacific Institute of Information Technology

Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Est. 1957

South Asian Forum on Mental Health and Psychiatry

Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Link

SIGNIS Asia Est. 1976

Marga Institute Est. 1972

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Paintings Est. 1994

Colombo Plan International Society Est. 1985

Medicina Alternativa International Est. 1962

Golden Palm International Est. 1985

Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies Est. 1975

Asian Shippers' Council Est. 2004

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

View More profiles (28 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Colombo

2021 World Conference on Drowning PreventionInternational Life Saving Federation

2020 SymposiumFederation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

2020 CongressAsia Pacific Dental Federation/Asian Pacific Regional Organization of the Fédération Dentaire Internationale

View More Future Events (3 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Colombo

2020 International Workshop on Policy Making for Transforming Silo-Based Education to STEM Education – Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries
2020 Biennial World Congress – World Federation of People Management Associations
2019 Seminar on the Chemical Weapons Convention and Chemical Safety and Security Management for Member States of the OPCW in the Asian Region – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2019 Annual Conference – Asian Credit Supplementation Institution Confederation
2019 Conference – Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
2019 Midyear Forum – United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations
2019 Meeting – Indian Ocean Rim Association
2019 Biennial Conference – International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
2018 Annual Governors Conference – South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre
2018 International Conference on Water Security through Rainwater Harvesting – International Water Management Institute
2018 Asia Pacific Regional Conference – Alzheimer's Disease International
2018 International Conference on Healthcare and Life-Science Research – International Association for Promotion of Healthcare and Life-Science Research
2018 General Assembly – International Medical Informatics Association
2018 Asia Pacific Regional Conference – International Scout and Guide Fellowship
2018 Conference – Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research
2018 Workshop to Combat Maritime Crime and Develop Robust Legal Structures – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
2018 Annual Convention – Global Pulse Confederation
2018 World Rubber Summit – International Rubber Study Group
2018 Consultative Forum – Microinsurance Network
2017 International Round Table on the Impacts of Extreme Natural Events – Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries
2017 ICAN : Air Services negotiation Event – International Civil Aviation Organization
2017 Global Congress for Consensus in Pediatrics and Child Health – Global Initiative for Consensus in Pediatrics
2017 Annual Conference – South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation
2017 South Asian Scientific Conference – International Primary Care Respiratory Group
2017 Policy and Regulatory Forum – Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

View More Past Events (498 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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