The City of Colombo will be a center of excellence that is world-class, vibrant, progressive and economically and ethnically diverse.

We will ensure a high quality of life by providing safe, secure neighborhoods, and cost effective, efficient services.

We will be a platform for vital economic activity and will partner with citizens and businesses to give Colombo a competitive edge in the marketplace and make it a community of choice for living, working and leisure activities.


The mission of the Colombo Municipal Council is to ensure a safe, clean, healthy, productive city where neighborhoods are revitalized, history is preserved, the natural environment is respected, and where all people can reach their full potential through education, commerce, culture, recreation and wellness.

These initiatives will be accomplished through services to deliver effective and efficient services, without predisposition or prejudice and by recognizing that our employees are our most valuable resource. We will provide them with safe, clean, fruitful, and technologically friendly workplaces where we encourage pride, productivity and accountability for the quality of their work and where they are given significant opportunities for professional growth.

We will be accessible to all people in our diverse community, to answer their questions promptly, to listen respectfully, and, in all of our communications, to be truthful, responsive, and professional.

Through our Management of financial affairs we aim to be effective and responsible agents of public resources, to wisely and cautiously use these resources for the public good, and to be accountable to those who have placed their trust in us.