The Colombo Club was founded in 1871 and is one of the oldest social clubs in Asia. It is also the second oldest social club in Sri Lanka. The Colombo Club has over 400 members and welcomes both men and women.
The Club is located at the Taj Samudra Hotel premises overlooking Galle Face Green and Colombo Port City, the newly announced commercial hub of Colombo. While the Club does not offer residential facilities, members may make hotel room and restaurant reservations at the Taj Samudra Hotel through the Colombo Club front desk and receive special pricing and promotions.
The Club has reciprocal access arrangements with 52 exclusive clubs in Asia, Europe, South Africa and the United States so our members may enjoy similar facilities to The Colombo Club during their travels.
The then Governor of Ceylon, Sir Hercules Robinson was one of the founder members of the Colombo Club. Following Sir Hercules, the Chairmanship of the Club passed on to several other Governors of Ceylon including Sir William Henry Gregory, K.C.M.G, Sir James Robert Longden, G.C.M.G and Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon, G.C.M.G. Since then, the Chairmanship of the Club has passed on to 78 other leading and distinguished gentlemen of the mercantile sector.
The first Sri Lankan chairman of the club was Mr. Mallory E Wijesinghe who succeeded Mr. Singleton- Salmon, O.B.E, JP, MP in 1971. Mr. Wijesinghe’s tenure was followed by Mr. R.M Canekeratne, Mr. T.M Moy, Mr. B.R Jesudason, R.S.R Candappa, Deshamanya Dev Rodrigo, Mr. T.K Bandaranayake, Mr. Hemaka Amarasuriya, Mr. Dickie Juriansz, Mr. Sega Nagendra, Mr. G. Manik Pereira and currently, Mr. Nigel Austin, all distinguished and leading personalities in the mercantile sector
8.00 am – 12.00 midnight
No Slippers, Sandals, Collarless T-shirts or Shorts
The Club has several well maintained and state of the art facilities for use of members and their guests. We do however enforce a strict dress code when attending club events or when using club facilities. Men and women are encouraged to wear Business Attire. We will not be able to accept any member or their guests dressed in collarless t-shirts, shorts or swim wear.
The Club has a fully stocked bar carrying premium spirits including a wide array of world class wines, whiskies and cognacs. In addition, members may choose to keep a private locker complete with their personal favorite spirits to be used exclusively by the member.
Our dining room provides multi course Western, Indian, Chinese and Sri Lankan cuisine by the Taj Samudra Hotel. The dining room can seat 40 comfortably. With advance notice, we can provide customized medium sized event catering services for special occasions. Our restaurant is open during club hours or between 8 am and Midnight. Last call for food orders is 10:30 pm.
The Club maintains an inviting and comfortable main lounge complete with a piano. Members can use the lounge to meet their guests for meetings and/ or cocktails. A Billiards table is also available.
The Club has four meeting rooms, all of which can be rented by members based on availability. The meeting rooms may be used for business presentations or for private dining parties. The meeting rooms are fitted with state-of-the art audio visual capabilities and have comfortable seating for groups of between 8 to 16.
Members are able to reserve a meeting room. Login to reserve a room.
Current and upcomming Colombo Club News and Events
Members day Luncheon meeting with Dr. P. Nandalal Weerasinghe
As a part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations this year Colombo Club is publishing a limited edition 150th Anniversary Commemoration Coffee Table Book.
With contributions received from some of the leading Corporate Entities in the country, other clubs in the Country and reciprocal clubs - all of which have been in existence for around 100 - 150 years, we believe that this book would be truly a collectors’ piece.
We anticipate that the book will go into print within the next couple of weeks and be launched immediately after the Annual General Meeting of the Club which will be held on 07th December 2021.
The Club is happy to offer this book to members at a reduced price of Rs. 2,500/- per copy, with additional copies available to members at a subsidised price of Rs. 6,000/- per copy. However, availability of additional copies would obviously be dependent on the initial demand for the book: and the basis for allocation of these additional copies would be determined based on availability and demand.
The cost of the book(s) allocated to you will be charged to your account with the Club. However, please do be aware that this amount may not be recovered from your Minimum Spend.
Please advise Sujeewa Athukorala, Manager of the Club of your requirement by sending him an email to email@example.com on or before the 15th of November 2021.
In addition to the usual dining within the Club premises, additional dinning is available at “Alfresco Dining” in the lawn area right opposite the entrance to the Club for up to 16 guests.
Any person wishing to become a member of the Colombo Club must go through a process described below. This process requires that the application be proposed by a Member of the General Committee of the Club at the time and be seconded by a Member of the Club.
Applications may be submitted under two categories of membership at the Colombo Club. Individuals may apply in their personal capacity. Corporates submitting an application would if approved be able to nominate up to four nominee members.
Any resident of Sri Lanka over 21 years of age may apply for Individual Membership of the Colombo Club by completing an Individual Membership Application. Each application must include the names of the Proposer and Seconder, at least one of whom needs to be a member of the General Committee of the Club. The applicant must be personally known to both the Proposer and the Seconder. In the event that the applicant is not known to two members of the General Committee, the applicant must be known personally to another member of the Club. The applicant may be called for an interview prior to the Application being submitted for approval at a meeting of the General Committee.
Any corporate entity – whether listed or private, and/or its subsidiary all of which must be registered with the Registrar of Companies, Sri Lanka may apply for Corporate Membership of the Colombo Club by completing a Corporate Membership Application.
Once approved, a Corporate Member can nominate up to four directors or senior leadership team members as its nominees. Each nominee will have to submit an Individual Membership Application as detailed above and be approved as an Individual Member prior to using the Club.
You can submit the Corporate Membership Application by contacting the Colombo Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Login credentials are provided at the time of your member registration.
If you require assistance call: +94 112 324 218
By becoming a member of the Colombo Club, you will receive reciprocal membership privileges at the following international clubs. The level of privileges and access granted by each of these reciprocal clubs to a member of the Colombo Club varies by club. Please contact email@example.com or the club you are seeking reciprocal membership directly to clarify its level of reciprocity offered to Colombo Club members.