American Center Colombo


Grab a seat in our new American Center to experience American culture, interact with U.S. diplomats, and learn more about the United States!

Visit us at the American Center Colombo to learn about American society and engage on issues of importance to both the United States and Sri Lanka.  Our Center includes a collection of print, digital, and online resources where you can explore American culture, society, economics, and politics; practice English; and learn about study in the United States.  The American Center is free and open to the public and provides timely, reliable, and comparative information on a variety of topics ranging from American politics, culture, history, and economy to international relations and global issues.  

Visit us Tuesday through Friday except on selected U.S. and Sri Lankan Holidays

Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

First time visitors to the American Center must obtain an appointment prior to entering.  Please email full name, and NIC or passport number to

Important Electronic Device Policy: Members of the American Center are welcome to bring their mobile phones, but Bluetooth must be disabled.  Personal laptops, cameras, memory storage devices such as USB thumb drives/pen drives and other electronic devices are prohibited.  Please note: there is no storage space at the entry gate for your electronic devices; you must leave the devices at home.

We look forward to your visit.

Regular visitors will be issued a Membership card, facilitating entry to the Center.  Please contact for more information.

  • Free programs and classes
  • Makerspace program (electronics, robotics)
  • 3D printing workshop
  • Coding and Web development classes
  • English Language training programs for different skill levels
  • Conversation Club
  • Entrepreneurship workshop
  • Youth leadership and public speaking program
  • EducationUSA advising sessions
  • U.S. student visas information sessions
  • Guest lectures and panel discussions
  • Access to eLibraryUSA – a virtual library at your fingertips

The Library Collection of over 500 books focuses on U.S. society and culture, with an emphasis on the social sciences.  Books on U.S. government and history, study in the U.S., and a limited collection of popular fiction.