MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

The Colombo Club, established in 1871, has a diverse membership, drawn mainly from the Business Community. The Colombo Club, currently situated in the premises of the TajSamudra Hotel, provides the ideal environment for its Members to conduct Business Meetings at the Club or to enjoy Social gatherings in the comfort of the Lounge/Bar area, prior to partaking of Lunch or Dinner in the Dining Room or, even in one of the Meeting Rooms.

The Colombo Club is affiliated to similar Clubs around the world and invites Members of Reciprocal Clubs to make use of our facilities when visiting Colombo. The Colombo Club provides private Meeting Rooms and excellent cuisine, together with the facility for members to maintain their own liquor Bottle Bank within the club. Additionally, the business center situated within the club premises provides all facilities for members to be able to maintain their regular business communication, while being present at the club.

Among the Club’s activities for the benefit of Members and their guests are bimonthly luncheon meetings where well-known personalities speak on a subject of current interest, while providing an opportunity for those present to seek clarification on matters relating to the day’s topic. Quarterly member’s nights are occasions to socialize with business colleagues, friends and family during the enjoyment of a culinary journey, often based on a particular theme for the evening. The Annual Club dinner held in December is one of the most looked forward to events every year and provides an opportunity for members and their guests to celebrate the yuletide season.

The TajSamudra Hotel where your Club is housed has just completed a major refurbishment programmed and which has placed the Taj Hotel among the best of Colombo’s City Hotels. We are certain that improvements made by the Taj Hotel in other areas as well, including Standards of Service, will correspondingly be reflected in the Standard of Service, provided by the Taj Hotel at the Colombo Club.

Further improvements to the Club’s congenial atmosphere are planned in the year ahead.

The Committee thanks those Members and their Spouses who made valuable suggestions regarding changes for improving the ambiance of the Club and enhancing the Club’s Facilities.

Suggestions to further improve the Club are always most welcome.

Sincerly,

G. Manik Pereira
Chairman,
Colombo Club.