Moving to Colombo? Colombo 05 is the epicenter

Colombo 05 is a suburb in Colombo, it is known for its residential location. A great/peaceful location to live, work and enjoy. There are many apartments and houses around Colombo 05. Most of the expats in Sri Lanka prefer this location for its convenience itself.  There are plenty of restaurants around with almost all types of cuisines that can be tried out. 

A Few existing/upcoming Apartments in Colombo 05

  • Havelock City 
  • Park West Apartments
  • Spathodea Residencies 
  • Prime Residencies – Jawatte Road
  • Park Heights
  • The Everest Apartments
  • Elibank Residencies 
  • Span Tower 
  • Fairway – Latitude 
  • Kings Garden Residencies 

Apartment in Demand (Havelock City) 

Located in Havelock Town, this is rated as one of the best and biggest apartment projects in the country purely because of the value and space it brings in. As the name suggests, it’s a city in itself. The project is reaching its half way stage. The plan is to have 1500 apartments, 250 room hotel, 2 commercial towers /shopping mall and a 7 acre garden. Imagine that. The total land area is around 18 acres. Clearly the Big Daddy of all apartments. This is located on Havelock Road – Colombo 05/06

Distance to the Airport – 45 minutes drive


  • Beautiful 7 acre garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Movie room
  • Squash courts
  • Supermarket
  • Reception hall/ conference hall
  • Restaurant

Pro’s of Living in Colombo 05

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 $1000 for a 2 bedroom apartment at Havelock City- 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 ,6,8 etc

Best International Schools around providing quality education 

Cons of Living in Colombo 05

Traffic Congestion (mostly everywhere in Colombo) 

A Few Embassies Nearby ( within 3 Km’s)

  • Embassy of Maldives
  • Consulate of Republic of Cyprus
  • Netherlands Embassy
  • Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Embassy of Italy
  • Consulate of Republic of Ireland 
  • Embassy of The Sultanate of Oman
  • Embassy of The United Arab Emirates 
  • Embassy of The Arab Republic of Egypt 
  • Pakistan High Commission 
  • Embassy of Switzerland
  • Embassy of Iran 

Banks Nearby

  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • People’s Bank
  • Amana Bank
  • Pan Asia Bank
  • Bank of Ceylon
  • Commercial Bank
  • NDB Bank
  • HNB Bank
  • DFCC Bank 
  • Commercial Bank

A Few Restaurants Nearby

  • Giovaani’s (Best Italian Pizza in town)
  • Café Shaze
  • Off The Hook
  • Dolce Italia (Italian)
  • Jack Tree (Thai)
  • Isso (Best place for Prawns)
  • 88 Chineses Seafood Restaurant
  • Thalis (South Indian)
  • Pho Vietnam 
  • Moon River (Chinese)
  • Sushi Kai (Japanese)
  • Amrith Indian Restaurant (Indian) 
  • Sooriya Village (Just adjoining the havelock city entrance on Skelton Road)

Supermarkets Nearby

  • Laughs Supermarket
  • Cargills Food City 
  • Keells Supermarket 
  • Arpico Supercenter

Hotels Nearby 

  • OZO Colombo
  • Global Towers
  • Hotel Sapphire
  • Hotel Janaki 
  • Hotel Eurolanka 
  • Galle Face Hotel 

Schools Nearby ( within 3.5 kms)

  • Elizabeth Moir School 
  • Asian International School
  • Royal Institute 
  • The British School in Colombo 
  • Colombo International School

Hospitals Nearby

  • Lanka Hospitals
  • Durdans Hospital 
  • New Delmon Hospital 
  • Ninewells Hospital 
  • Asiri Hospital
  • Kings Hospital 

In conclusion, nothing beats this level of convenience and this is clearly the place to start you stay in Colombo. Good luck in finding a sweet and cosy place to stay.