The ground has hosted a number of Test matches, ODIs and T20Is and is the main headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket. Home to the most successful club in domestic cricket in Sri Lanka, the ground is commonly mispelt as the ‘Sinhalese Sports Club’.
Tenants: Singhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka Cricket
Address: Maitland Place, Colombo 7
Location & Travel to Singhalese Sports Club
The stadium is located approximately 6km south of the Fort area of Colombo. A taxi or tuk-tuk is probably the most convenient method of getting from the city to the ground.
Airport: Sri Lanka’s main international airport is 30 km away north of Colombo. The cheapest way to reach the city from the airport is the bus, which is located directly opposite the arrivals terminal. The bus is approximately a 45 minute journey to the Central Bus Station.
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Bus: The closest bus stop to the ground is Wijrema, a 10 minute walk away. Bus information can be difficult to find out, therefore ask at one of the cities bus terminals for further information.
Colombo has 3 main bus terminals (Bastian Mawatha, Central Bus Station, Saunders Pl), each with links to many cities across the country.
Train: Narahenpita Railway Station is a 20 minute walk from the stadium, with trains from Fort Station in Colombo.
Colombo Fort Station is the main terminal in the city, being rather central. Trains from Colombo head on the scenic routes to Ella (via Kandy and Nuwara Eliya) and Galle (via Matara).
Where to Stay in Colombo
On my 2 night stay in Colombo, I stayed at City Beds The Regent. Although it didn’t look like much from outside or even inside when walking up the stairs, the room itself was very modern, clean and comfortable. I chose this hotel based on its central location and proximity to Fort Rail station and the bus station for access to the airport. Rooms from £30 a night.
Where to eat/drink
The main hub of bars and restaurants I found to be located around Hospital Street, this included the reasonably priced The Dutch Pub for a few drinks. Luckily when we visited, the Colombo Street Food Festival was on, with plenty of food, drink and live music on offer and runs monthly.