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.
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 to be signed by the new government here.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 Guardian. The three African countries are home.. WorldNews - Published
The owner of a budget motel hit by one of the Sri Lankan suicide bombers recalled his brief interaction with the attacker, before the man detonated his explosive device killing a couple who had arrived..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a Danish family established contact with two relatives who went missing after the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanks. Ritzau news agency reportedly said..
FILE PHOTO: People react during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April..
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said on..
Sri Lankan authorities ordered a curfew in the capital, Colombo, for a second day on Monday, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The curfew ordered one day after a string of bombs killed..
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about..
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” explosives favoured by Daesh group that are a.. WorldNews - Published
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 crossroads following the Easter Sunday.. WorldNews - Published