Colombo

Commercial Capital in Western Province, Sri Lanka

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Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.

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Sri Lanka’s cabinet is set to approve a tripartite agreement with India and Japan for the Eastern Container Terminal. It could be one of the first agreements..
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Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia appealed for Cites, a global watchdog, to lift restrictive measures on the trade in raw ivory on Tuesday, according to The..
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Colombo: One month after the Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, investigators have told AFP the bombers used “Mother of Satan”..
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Colombo, May 18 (IANS) As Sri Lanka on Saturday marked the 10-year anniversary since its brutal civil war came to an end, the country finds itself again at a..
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In Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a lane that used to be alive with the sound of children playing is silent.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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