Moving to Colombo? Colombo 02 is the epicenter of the action

Colombo 02 – Union Place/ Slave Island / Gangarama

Colombo 02 is a suburb in Colombo, it is known for its convenient location. A great location to live, work and enjoy. There are many apartments around Colombo 02 and also more new high end developments coming up. 

A Few existing / upcoming Apartments in Colombo 02

  • Empire Residencies
  • Brooke Residencies 
  • OnThree20 Residencies 
  • Hyde Park Residencies
  • The Residence at Colombo City Centre
  • Shangri-La Residencies 
  • Altair
  • Capitol Twin Peaks
  • 447 Luna Tower 

Apartment in Demand (Example) 

Located in the heart of Colombo 02 at Union Place, the OnThree20 apartment complex comprises of 475 units on 3 towers, 37 storeys high. The OnThree20 project was completed in December 2014 by the John Keells group, who are also responsible for other well-known and in demand apartment complexes such as 7th Sense, The Monarch and The Emperor.

Distance to the Airport – 40 minutes drive

Many clients loved OnThree20 because of the facilities offered, central location and most importantly price. 


  • Separate Entrance Lobbies in each Tower
  • Over half an acre of landscape garden on the podium level
  • Swimming pool, Lap pool & Kiddies pool
  • 2,000 Sqft Gymnasium
  • 40 Visitor parking slots
  • Large Club house and 2 multi-purpose 
  • function rooms
  • BBQ Area
  • Business Centre
  • Squash Court
  • Steam Room
  • Indoor Games Room

Pro’s of Living in Colombo 02

Prime Location in Colombo, very close to the Hotels, Supermarkets, Banks, Restaurants and other commercial locations of the city.

Easy access to public transport 

Safe, secured area

The rental amount starts from $1100 for a 2 bedroom apartment at OnThree20- a good price for the facilities offered (cheaper smaller / private apartments can be found as well)

Easy access to other parts of Colombo such as Colombo 3, 4, 7 etc

Best International Schools around providing quality education 

Cons of Living in Colombo 02

Noise and Air pollution due to new developments

Traffic Congestion (mostly everywhere in Colombo) 

A Few Embassies Nearby ( within 3 Km’s)

  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea
  • Embassy of Japan
  • United States Embassy in Sri Lanka
  • Embassy of Brazil 
  • Embassy of France
  • China Embassy
  • Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka and Maldives
  • Australian High Commission 
  • Embassy of Saudi Arabia 
  • Embassy of Germany 
  • Embassy of Indonesia 
  • Bangladesh High Commission 

Banks Nearby

  • Commercial Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Sampath Bank
  • Seylan Bank
  • Nations Trust Bank
  • Bank of Ceylon
  • DFCC Bank
  • HNB Bank
  • Union Bank 

A Few Restaurants Nearby

  • Sen Saal
  • KFC
  • Urban Kitchen
  • Park Street Mews
  • Pizza Hut 
  • Flow – Hilton Residencies
  • Rare at Residence 
  • Domino’s Pizza

Supermarkets Nearby

  • Arpico Super Centre
  • Keells Super 
  • Cargills Food City 
  • SPAR

Hotels Nearby 

  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Movenpick Hotel
  • Taj Samudra
  • Shangri-La
  • Ramada
  • Kingsbury
  • Hilton
  • Galadari 
  • Cinnamon Grand Hotel
  • Cinnmon Red

Schools Nearby ( within 3kms)

  • Stafford International School
  • Colombo International School
  • The British School in Colombo 
  • Wycherley International School 
  • Buddhist Ladies College
  • St. Bridget’s Convent 
  • Musaeus College 

Hospitals Nearby

  • Nawaloka Hospital 
  • Asiri Central Hospital 
  • Durdans Hospital 

Colombo 02 is an area which is fun filled and full of activity, not to forget that the country’s best malls are also in this area. Therefore it qualifies to be an area for expats who love to hustle and bustle, whether it is to meet a friend for lunch or whether it is to take your kids to dine after school closes, Colombo 02 has everything you need.

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