Useful Information

Travel information

Getting to the Venue All activities are located in the Shangri-La, Colombo, the event venue of the Conclave 2019:
The Shangri-La, Colombo is located in the heart of Colombo, less than 1 Km from the City Center. It takes less than 50 minutes (by taxi) from Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake.

By walking: The venue is a short walk from most of the recommended hotels. See the walking map (please include a Google Map and highlight the hotel locations).
Bandaranaike International Airport The airport is located 32 km from the city center. The Tourist Information Counter at the BIA arrival terminal is the first contact point with Sri Lanka for tourists visiting the country. It is situated in a central position in the arrival hall. Airport staff will gladly assist you with your travel questions.

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What to do, see, discover and visit in Colombo?

Colombo is a city of contrasts with enormous diversity when it comes to places of interest and things to do. Most tourist attractions and shopping malls are open on Monday to Saturday.


Sri Lanka is a melting pot of cultures and this is clearly represented in the variety of cuisines available. There are more than 1000 restaurants in Colombo alone, so it would be difficult to name them all. But suffice it to say that whether you’re in the mood for traditional Sri Lankan cuisine or international fare, it has got it covered.


Tips are normally included in the service fee. There are no strict rules for tipping in restaurants, bars, sightseeing tours. Most of the time, Sri Lankan people will round up the amount that they have to pay.

Security Procedures

We're putting safety first with security procedures. Please help us by:
- Providing your registration confirmation message or Business card at the registration desk to receive your badge/delegate pack.
- Wear your badge at all times during the Conclave 2019.
- Registration location: Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La, Colombo.
- Registration hours: 15th Sunday - 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.

Dress code

Conclave 2019 - Business attire (National or Lounge) is recommended for all sessions.

Post Event Tours (Explore Sri Lanka) - As a visitor or a devotee of Buddha, due respect should be given when entering this site. Due to its importance and the influx of visitors, the temple authorities have imposed some dress codes which you must comply

Compulsory Dress Code – All men and women must wear long trousers or skirts that cover your legs. If you come in a short skirt or a trouser, a sarong will be loaned to you to be worn during the visit. As in all Buddhist shrines, footwear and head wear should be removed before entering. There is a shoe-room where you could leave the footwear safely at no cost – a small donation is appropriate. Light colour clothing is more suitable. Wear cloths which do not expose the body excessively (eg. too much of cleavage / shoulders / back)

Respect the worshipers – don’t talk loud. Contact the Tour Guide to know the places you could capture photos or video inside the religious places.