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Updated by Bob Coffey on Dec 03, 2015
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Best Event Hosting Venues in Sri Lanka - Top Event Hubs in a Paradise Isle

Occupying a strategic location, Sri Lanka is a popular choice for hosting corporate events in the region. From convention centres to performance spaces here are the island's top event venue contenders.



Regarded as one of Sri Lanka's premier convention spaces, the BMICH or the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall is an event space unlike any other in the country. Situated in an enviable position on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, the strategically positioned venue provides a wide range of event spaces in one all encompassing location. Hosting countless national and international events including the annual Colombo International Book Fair and consumer conventions, the BMICH is also the venue of choice for state level meetings, exhibitions and workshops. The Main Conference Hall, the Banquet Hall and the Committee Rooms are just some of the venue's most coveted spaces for corporate functions while a 16,000 sq. ft lounge and fully equipped delegate chambers are also part of the complex.


Lotus Pond Performing Arts Centre or the Nelum Pokuna

As one of the latest additions to Sri Lanka's event hubs, the Nelum Pokuna or the Lotus Pond Performing Arts Centre is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the commercial capital in addition to being one of the most comprehensive meeting spaces in Colombo. Home to an open air theatre as well as a sprawling auditorium, the venue is located in the centre of the city and is an architectural masterpiece in its own right. Conveniently located near some of Colombo's key attractions and leisure hubs including the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, the Lotus Pond as it is commonly known offers meeting and conference facilities for large scale and intimate events.



Having hosted countless international conventions and shopping festivals over the decades, the SLECC or the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre has also served as a concert hotspot in the commercial capital with globally renowned artists the likes of Lionel Ritchie and Billy Ocean conducting showpieces in the last five years. Revered as the only purpose built exhibition venue in the island, the SLECC is especially geared towards conducting large scale trade fairs. With captivating views across the Beira Lake, the SLECC is ideally located within a short distance of the city's business district and luxury hotels. The entire complex is air conditioned while providing 40,000 square feet of floor space in total.


Beach Resorts

Occupying pride of place along the southern belt, Sri Lanka's elegant beach resorts also serve as a venue of choice for many corporate functions large and small. With the country's stunning beaches providing the perfect backdrop for the occasion, reserving a meeting space at one of the island's top beach resorts is as easy as hiring Nkar MICE or any other company known for the best event management Sri Lanka has to offer.


Five Star Hotels

Another popular option available for businesses hoping to conduct corporate meetings and seminars in the island is of course the wide variety of five star hotels occupying its key cities and tourist hubs. Colombo's luxury hotels are the obvious choice for many of the international and local business functions in the country due to the capital's strategic location and the quality of business amenities on offer. Other options include five star hotels in the hill capital Kandy.