The 9th Asian Conference on Endometriosis will be held on 5th to 7th November 2021 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
The venue and the host hotel, Cinnamon Grand Colombo is a five star hotel which is beautifully positioned near the shores of the Indian Ocean. The strategic location of the hotel makes it ideal for business tourists visiting Colombo. Room Facilities at Cinnamon Grand feature 501 rooms and suites, convention hall, and a variety of committee rooms to accommodate all functions, surrounded with fresh air from the Indian Ocean. The distance from Bandaranaike International Airport to the location of Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo is 35 kilometres away and transfer time by car will be 45 minutes to 01 hour during traffic hours.
Over three thousand hotel rooms in different star categories are available in Colombo. All of these hotels are located in the heart of the city some within walking distance and others within 5 minutes’ drive from each other, all tastefully designed and equipped with modern amenities.Book now
Obtain 15% off on Economy Class and 10% off on Business Class on the base fare when you book with your local SriLankan Airlines office with proof of Registration for ACE2021. Please note that this discount will not apply if you book through a travel agent, but only if you book via the Srilankan Airlines offices. The discount does not apply to taxes and surcharges.
Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife - much of it endemic - unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals and people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.
Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago and was designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo’s origin goes back to many centuries when it was a flourishing city attracting seafarers from Persia and Morocco to trade in pearls, precious stones, elephants, cinnamon and other spices. In the 14th Century A.D. Ibn Batuta described Colombo as the best town in the Island of “Serendib”. It is not just a simple city of over half million people, but a metropolis, where different ethnic groups and religions intermingle. Here the contrast between high rise hotels and colonial mansions, supermarkets and street bazaars, dazzling cars and motor-rickshaws is found anywhere you look.
The city is home to most the Sri Lanka's corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. Famous landmarks in Colombo include the Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park as well as the National Museum. The fine dining experiences – from traditional Sri Lankan cuisine to karaoke, pubs, and casinos – Colombo has it all. Golf, swimming, rowing, kayaking are just some of the sports activities you can choose from.
Tropical climate. Upland areas are cooler and more temperate, and coastal areas are cooled by sea breezes. There are two monsoons, which occur May to July and December to January. Typical November temperatures are
The major languages spoken are Sinhala and Tamil with English as a link language. Most people have some knowledge of English, and English is used frequently in signboards.
Cotton clothes are useful at any time of the year but you will need light woolens for the hill country and waterproof clothing or an umbrella. Modest dress for women is advisable especially off the beach and when visiting religious sites. Don't forget comfortable shoes, sandals or trainers and cotton socks.
International taxi chain Uber is available in Sri Lanka mainly in the Colombo & sub urban areas. Three-wheelers (tuk-tuks) are also available for hire throughout the cities. Agree a price before you set off or look for one with a working meter. If you are unsure of the routes, it is advisable to take professional cab drivers such as Kangaroo (+94 11588 588) or Pick-me mobile app. You can request for a cab from the hotel as well.
The local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). You can exchange currency at the airport, hotels, banks or even at authorized money exchange places. Visa, Master & AMEX are widely accepted. Further teller machines (ATM) are operated throughout the day.
230 -240 volts, 50 cycles AC.
It is left to the customer to tip if satisfied with service. Most hotels and restaurants include a service charge of 10% in any bill. In the event of your wishing to give a tip, about 10% of the bill is generally considered a fair tip.
The Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Association of Sri Lanka is proud to host the IXth Asian Conference on Endometriosis, which brings together the best of Asian Researchers and Clinicians in the field. We are also privileged to have opinion leaders from the West joining this year.