The name "Colombo", first coined by the Portuguese in 1505, is supposed to be resulting from the conventional Sinhalese name Kolon thota, connotation "port on the river Kelani". Due to its huge harbor and its tactical situation along the East-West sea trade itineraries, Colombo was well-known to primordial merchants 2,000 years ago. Today, Colombo is an enthralling Capital metropolis of the country, not only for its contented fusion of East and West, but also for its cozy blend of past and present. It is the commercial capital of the realm. One can get to see Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, churches the old parliament edifice, the zoo, museums, and art galleries in Colombo.