Atlas Network's 2019 Asia Liberty Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 28 – March 1, 2019.

We are proud to announce the 2019 Aisa Liberty Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka! #AsiaLF19 is sponsored by Atlas Network and co-hosted by the Advocata Institute. Register today!

Asia Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Asia to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.

You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the Asia Liberty Awards Dinner, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards, which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.    

Asia Liberty Forum will take place at the Colombo Hilton in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1. Plan to arrive on February 27 as programming will begin early on February 28, 2019. The Asia Liberty Forum Awards Dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday, February 28 at the Hilton Colombo. 

Major sponsorship for Atlas Network's Regional Liberty Forums generously provided by the John Templeton Foundation, Smith Family Foundation, Freda Utley Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, and the Rainbow Fund.

Dress code

Dress is business casual for the Asia Liberty Forum conference. Dress for the Asia Freedom Dinner on Thursday, February 28 is black tie optional or cocktail attire, traditional dress encouraged. 


The Asia Liberty Forum meetings will take place at the Hilton Colombo.

Asia Liberty Forum Hotel Reservations:

Hilton Colombo
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha
00200 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Learn more about the hotel here

The discounted rate at the The Hilton Colombo is $175 (single room) / $188 (double room). This rate is inclusive of a 30.28% tax. 

To make your room reservations, go here to please email the following information to

First Name:
Last Name:
Check in Date & Time:
Check out Date & Time:
Room Type: Single or Double (If requesting Double,  please provide # of guests and whether you will one one bed or two in the room.)

Check-out time is 12:00 noon and check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-in after 1:00 pm and before 3:00 pm is subject to availability.  Check-in after 8:00 am and before 1:00 pm will be charged at 30% of the full room rate.  Check-in prior to 8:00 am will be charged at 100% of the room rate. Late check-out between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm is subject to availability.  Late check-out between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm will be charged at 30% of the full room rate.  Late check-out after 7:00 pm will be charged at 100% of the room rate.



Travel to Colombo

Would you like more information on how to travel to the Asia Liberty Forum? Please contact Sherry.Romello@AtlasNetwork.Org or James.Anderson@AtlasNetwork.Org for details. The process of acquiring a travel Visa may vary from country to country. 

Local Currency

The rupee is the currency of Sri Lanka, divided into 100 cents.  The currency code for Rupees is LKR, and the currency symbol is generally Rs., but "LKR" is occasionally used to distinguish it from other currencies also called rupee.  $1 USD is approximately equal to 179 LKR.  The Hilton Colombo accepts credit cards for charges within the hotel.

Meeting Logistics

The Asia Liberty Forum will take place at the Hilton Colombo (2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, 00200, Sri Lanka).  The hotel provides an iron & ironing board in the room; free use of the Fitness Centre; complimentary high-speed internet access; standard water bottles replenished daily; Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities.  A buffet breakfast is included in your room cost and will be available from 6:30 am to 10:30 am daily in the GRAZE Kitchen.  For more information on the hotel, please visit its website here.

Attire for the Forum is business casual. Cocktail attire or traditional dress is encouraged for the Atlas Network Asia Liberty Awards Dinner on the evening of February 28th.

Airport/Transportation Information

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), colloquially known as Katunayake Airport and Colombo International Airport, is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka.  It is located in a suburb of Negombo, 20 miles north of the commercial capital Colombo. Katunayake is about 32 km (about 20 miles) from the hotel.

Hotel Transfers: The Hilton Colombo provides a pick-up service available to take you directly from the airport to/from the hotel.  There is a charge for this service (You will be responsible to pay for this service) and a credit card guarantee is required.  Please e-mail to make your transportation arrangements directly with the hotel.  Guests who have made a prior reservation will be paged in the Arrivals Terminal by the hotel’s airport representative and escorted to the vehicle.  It normally takes about 45 minutes from the airport to the hotel.  A Mercedes Benz car (maximum of 3 passengers with luggage) is available for $65.00 USD.  A Mercedes Benz van (maximum of 8 passengers with luggage) is available for $65.00 USD.  A luxury coach (maximum of 20 passengers with luggage) is available for $100 USD. 

Climate And Weather

In February/March, the weather characteristics are as shown below:

  • Average temperature: 27oC (81oF)
  • High temperature: 31oC (88oF)
  • Low temperature: 23oC (73oF)
  • Average rainfall: Between 69 mm (2.7 inches) & 130 mm (5 inches)
  • Average days of rain: 6 days
  • Average hours of sunshine: 9 hours