Colombo, thank you for an amazing year

December 8, 2016 / Colombo

One year ago, on the 9th of December, Uber officially launched in Sri Lanka. With thousands of journeys and economic opportunities created, we are impacting lives while celebrating this beautiful island.

When we launched Uber in Sri Lanka back in 2015, it was an exciting alternative to get around the city. Today, Uber has fundamentally changed the way we move in Colombo. It’s near impossible to imagine a time when you couldn’t flip open the app and request for a ride. Our team has worked tirelessly to help make moving around the city seamless, and, we’re just getting started.

As we celebrate our one year here in Sri Lanka, here’s a retrospective on our journey. Just see for yourselves:

We’ve also listed out some interesting data trends we’ve seen over the last year: 


Most Uber’d to destinations

  1. Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake
  2. Fort
  3. Nugegoda


The total number of cities where Sri Lankans have travelled to. That’s 61% of the 540 cities Uber is present in.


The most frequently visited cities

  1. Singapore
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. London