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Colombo: Commercial Capital in Western Province, Sri Lanka
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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Eye on China: India, Japan may run Colombo port

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Videos for Colombo

Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings [Video]Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

eeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people. Havovi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Sri Lanka Police Arrest Two People In School Re-Opening Conflict [Video]Sri Lanka Police Arrest Two People In School Re-Opening Conflict

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

'It is contradictory to kill people'; archbishop speaks after Sri Lanka attacks [Video]'It is contradictory to kill people'; archbishop speaks after Sri Lanka attacks

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, held a solemn special mass from a church adjacent to his house that was broadcast live across local television and radio on Sunday. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Tourist arrivals in Colombo to drop by 50 percent after bombings: Sri Lanka tourism chief [Video]Tourist arrivals in Colombo to drop by 50 percent after bombings: Sri Lanka tourism chief

Tourist arrivals in Colombo will fall by 50 percent over the next two months following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

How laid-back Sri Lanka became a soft target [Video]How laid-back Sri Lanka became a soft target

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Children among 15 killed in Sri Lanka shoot-out [Video]Children among 15 killed in Sri Lanka shoot-out

Sri Lankan troops raided what they suspected to be a safe house linked to Easter Sunday bombings that killed hundreds. They said 15 people, six of them children, were killed in a shoot-out. Lucy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Owner of Colombo hotel destroyed by bomber recalls meeting [Video]Owner of Colombo hotel destroyed by bomber recalls meeting

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

First look inside Sri Lankan church bombed on Easter Sunday [Video]First look inside Sri Lankan church bombed on Easter Sunday

Journalists have been allowed into St Anthony's church for the first time since it was bombed in an Easter Sunday attack in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Family Establishes Contact With Danes Missing Since Easter Sunday Bombings [Video]Family Establishes Contact With Danes Missing Since Easter Sunday Bombings

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..

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Sri Lanka Bombing Death Toll Reaches 359 [Video]Sri Lanka Bombing Death Toll Reaches 359

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

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According to Reuters, the UK’s High Commission in Colombo said on Monday that Eight British citizens were among the 290 people killed in bomb attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka. Ben..

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Colombo residents observe a moment of silence [Video]Colombo residents observe a moment of silence

People gathered to hold a moment of silence in remembrance of the Easter Sunday's attacks at 08:30 am local

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Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks [Video]Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy [Video]Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy

According to CNN Business, the series of deadly attacks in Sri Lanka over the weekend could damage Asia's fragile economies. The bombs that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sri Lanka Says Attacks Were Carried Out By Suicide Bombers [Video]Sri Lanka Says Attacks Were Carried Out By Suicide Bombers

According to Reuters, seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. An investigator confirmed that the explosions killed 290 people and wounded more than..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Further explosion near St Anthony's Church in Colombo [Video]Further explosion near St Anthony's Church in Colombo

A further explosion went off near St Anthony's Church in Colombo following a series of bombings that killed almost 300 people on Easter Sunday. A group of Islamic extremists were behind the terror..

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Colombo: Scene of van blast near St Anthony's church [Video]Colombo: Scene of van blast near St Anthony's church

A new explosion went off on Monday (April 22) in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day

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Suicide Bombers Killed 290 In Sri Lanka [Video]Suicide Bombers Killed 290 In Sri Lanka

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Sri Lanka Orders Night Curfew In Capital, Colombo [Video]Sri Lanka Orders Night Curfew In Capital, Colombo

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

7 Suicide Bombers Killed 290 People In Sri Lanka [Video]7 Suicide Bombers Killed 290 People In Sri Lanka

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

New explosion near Colombo church that was targeted in Sunday's attack [Video]New explosion near Colombo church that was targeted in Sunday's attack

An explosion went off on Monday (April 22) in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, a Reuters witness said...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Sri Lankan gov’t ‘was warned of possible attacks’ [Video]Sri Lankan gov’t ‘was warned of possible attacks’

Sri Lanka's Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne held a news conference in Colombo after a cabinet security meeting.

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Bombs Kill More Than 200 In Sri Lankan Churches, Hotels On Easter Sunday [Video]Bombs Kill More Than 200 In Sri Lankan Churches, Hotels On Easter Sunday

According to Reuters, over 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Seven people were arrested and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Bombs show foreign hand in Sri Lanka attacks: investigators

bombs show foreign hand in sri lanka attacks: investigators
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

Sri Lanka marks 10 years since end of civil war

sri lanka marks 10 years since end of civil war
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

What they left behind: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombing victims

In Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a lane that used to be alive with the sound of children playing is silent.
Reuters - Published
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