Most Happening Shopping Malls/Precincts in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Crescat Boulevard

This upmarket shopping complex is a three-storied structure where you will find all the designer wear, boutiques, cosmetics, and sportswear. Apart from an alluring shopping experience, guests are often attracted to the exciting dining experience provided at the extensive Crescat food court. Indian, Malaysian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan varieties of food are available to choose from. Crescat Boulevard also has a cyber café, kids play area, a supermarket and handicraft shops to add to your mall experience.

Liberty Plaza

Liberty Plaza was Sri Lanka’s first shopping mall – recently renovated, the complex looks extremely attractive. Offering public plazas and cafes with outdoor seating areas, it provides for a great place to unwind after work, or spend a bright morning chilling with friends. The long corridors inside the mall seem never-ending with shops. The revamped interiors and charming lighting make browsing through this mall experience in itself.

Liberty Arcade

As an extension of Liberty Plaza, Liberty Arcade is more of an international style shopping complex, a haven for shopaholics and a hip spot for hanging out. It offers a wide variety of brands and products ranging from clothing to jewelry to footwear to accessories, all under one roof. Plenty of parking space is available, along with an interesting food court, free Wi-Fi and ATM facilities from many banks.

Majestic City

Located on the Galle Road, Colombo 04 – you simply cannot miss this seven storey shopping complex! Here you will find clothes, accessories, footwear, electronics, DVD outlets, supermarkets, banks, toy shops, kiddies’ entertainment area and much more! But the center of attraction here is the Majestic Cineplex – one massive 3D cinema, and three smaller cinemas – spoiling you for choice with which movies to select!


Starting out as Sri Lanka’s first department store, Odel now has more than 10 branches across the country. Its flagship mall is located at Cinnamon Gardens, featuring high-end products and brands – presenting a chic and stylish look from every angle. In addition to the remarkable range of products that you can browse and shop, The Promenade also facilitates for a scrumptious meal after your hardcore shopping experience.

Unity Plaza

Unity Plaza is more or less associated with being the one-stop-shop for all your electronic needs. Ranging from high tech devices, accessories, and other gadgets, anything under the digital/electronics category is available here at reasonable prices.

Arcade – Independence Square

The stunning architecture and trendy location make the Arcade – Independence Square a popular shopping precinct in the heart of Colombo. Featuring outdoor sitting areas, a variety of restaurants, local and internationally branded shops, and two exclusive cinemas, Arcade is a must-visit precinct when in Colombo. Adding to the experience are beautifully maintained lawns, a walk over the fish tank to excite the kids, and excellent crafting of lion stone carvings.

The Racecourse Promenade

Colombo’s newest shopping precinct – the Racecourse Promenade is the perfect location for a fun hang out session with family and friends. You can browse through shops catering to clothing, handicrafts, stationery, electronics, and accessories, or satisfy your cravings with fast food or fine dining, or simply sit outside, relax and enjoy the greenery of the racecourse grounds. The beautiful interiors and historical British style architecture add to the attractiveness of the precinct.

Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

Did you ever imagine a 17th-century hospital is transformed into a chic shopping precinct? Yes, the Dutch Hospital Shopping precinct it is! Retaining the original architecture, a more sophisticated appearance presents a range of outlets for fashion, jewelry, handicrafts, personal care, restaurants, and cafes. Adding to the excitement are street musicians, cultural shows, theatre performances, art exhibitions and street food festivals to give you an unforgettable shopping and dining experience.