celebrate Hajj, Ramadan in their respective days of the year. The first Europeans to visit Sri Lanka in modern times were the Portuguese (Portugal): Lourenço de Almeida arrived in 1505 and found that the island, divided into seven warring kingdoms, was unable to fend off intruders. The Portuguese founded a fort at the port city of Colombo in 1517 and gradually extended their control over the coastal areas. In 1592
who sailed to Colombo on the day of his birth. On 2 September 2009, Oram took a hat trick against Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka national cricket team) in a Twenty20 International in Colombo, dismissing Angelo Mathews, Malinga Bandara and Nuwan Kulasekara. 2002
that their team would play all matches in Colombo, Colombo to host all tri-series matches, from Cricinfo, published 13 July 2006 and a few days later a group of former cricketers were nominated to run Sri Lanka Cricket after the elections were cancelled after advice from the country's president, Mahinda Rajapakse. current story 253534.html Ranatunga
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June 2011 such as the Royal College Colombo established in 1835. Certain urban schools of Sri Lanka have some religious alignment; this is partly due to the influence of British who established Christian missionary schools.
of the price being paid. Tourist board tuk tuks are distinguishable by their unique paintings. These three-wheelers can be booked 24 hours a day by calling 0712 500 800 or 0772 299 299. '''Taxis''' are also a good mode of transportation. There are 'TATA Nano' cars in service nowadays and the charges start from Rs. 40 per kilometer with AC and it is also a safe and convenient way to travel. Taxis are much safer than a three-wheeler. The tuk-tuks also offer their service for a fee of Rs. 30 per Km
" Weisinger also highlights David Chantler, William Woolfolk and Leigh Brackett as "examples of proteges and associates who have surpassed him in term of success." * Colombo
Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium 1998 Won - - ''' 5 ''' 274* 74 Colombo, Sri Lanka P Sara Oval (Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium) 2003 Drawn - Weisinger's influences on up-and-coming writers in SF and comics also extended, by these means, to television. Jackson Gillis was shepherded from his work on ''The Adventures of Superman'' to ''Perry Mason'' and ''Colombo'' (alongside many, many other credits). ref name "Amazing
in December 2004. and director of the Institute of Race Relations, a London-based independent educational charity.
is the home ground of the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club.The P.Sara Oval hosts one test match per year in Sri Lanka's summer test calendar, but lost out to Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in 2011 to host Sri Lanka v Australia Tests. This stadium equipped with a swimming complex and badminton arena is for multiple sports activities. Between 1914 and 1964, there was a train and ferry link from mainland India via Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar to Colombo
Aviation-Safety PH-MBN accident description page. Retrieved: 18 December 2008 The cause of the accident was due to Microburst-induced wind shear. ** Action of 23 March 1654 Portuguese having their 2 top officers killed still win the battle. Part of the Dutch-Portuguese War ** Action of 2 May 1654 Battle near Colombo, Ceylon. Dutch defeat the Portuguese at sea. * 1656 – After the spiteful summer, a Tamil Tiger (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) bombing in Colombo coupled with death threats to some members of the team forced Taylor to forfeit his team's scheduled World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Piesse, p. 95. Taylor made six as Australia started their campaign with a 97-run win over Kenya (Kenya national cricket team). He then made 59 in a century stand with Waugh as Australia defeated co-hosts India in Mumbai. Taylor scored 34 in a nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe, before scoring nine in a defeat to the West Indies in the last group match. Australia finished second in their group and faced New Zealand in the quarter-finals. Taylor made only 10 as Australia chased 289 for victory, but made a surprise tactic by sending in Shane Warne as a pinch hitter. Warne made 24 from 15 balls in a partnership with over 42 in 4.3 overs ??? with Waugh, to allow Australia to take the momentum and take victory by six wickets. Taylor managed only one in the semi-final as Australia staggered to 8 207 against the West Indies. Australia appeared to be heading out of the tournament when the Caribbean team reached 2 165, but a sudden collapse saw Australia win by six runs in the last over. Leaving that port on 7 July 1908 the U.S. Atlantic Fleet visited Honolulu (Honolulu, Hawaii); Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand), New Zealand; Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; Manila, Philippines; Yokohama, Japan; Colombo, Ceylon; arriving at Suez, Egypt, on 3 January 1909. - Colombo, Ceylon 13 December 1908 Some services opened during the 1980s for the airline, such as ''Saudia Catering''. Flights were started to Athens, Bangkok, Dhaka, Mogadishu, Nairobi, New York City, Madrid, Singapore, Manila, Delhi, Islamabad, Seoul, Baghdad, Amsterdam, Colombo, Nice, Lahore, Brussels, Dakar, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. ''Horizon Class'', a business class service, was established to offer enhanced service to passengers. Cargo hubs were built at Brussels and Taipei. Airbus A300s, Boeing 747s, and Cessna Citations were also added to the fleet, the Citations for the SFS service. To conclude the decade, services were introduced in 1989 to Larnaca and Addis Ababa. thumb left Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (File:MadinahAirport.JPG), Saudi Arabia. The 1990s saw further expansion. Royal Jordanian and nine other Arab air carriers signed up for the Galileo CRS. The IMCS maintenance and engineering system was added, a new Amman city air terminal was opened at the 7th Circle of the Jordanian capital, and services to Rafah started, since then halted. The cities of Toronto, Colombo, Jakarta, Berlin, Mumbai, Milan and Tel Aviv were added to the network. In November, 1997 Royal Jordanian became a code-sharing partner with the US carrier TWA and eventually moved operations into the TWA Flight Center (Terminal 5) at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Emirates became profitable within its first nine months. Commons:Category:Colombo Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka Western Colombo Wikipedia:Colombo
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'''Colombo''' (Sinhala (Sinhala language): '''කොළඹ''', pronounced It was the legislative capital of Sri Lanka until 1982.
Due to its large harbour (Colombo Harbour) and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent (Sri Lanka Independence Struggle) in 1948. In 1978, when administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo was designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
Like many cities, Colombo's urban area extends well beyond the boundaries of a single local authority, encompassing other municipal (Mayor-council government) and urban councils such as Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council, Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, Kolonnawa Urban Council and Kotikawatte Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha. The main city is home to a majority of Sri Lanka's corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. Famous landmarks in Colombo include the Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, Mount Lavinia beach as well as the National Museum.