Colombo

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consistent performer scoring 24, 24 & 44 against India (Indian cricket team), Sri-Lanka (Sri Lankan cricket team) and Pakistan (Pakistan cricket team) respectively. His first ODI (One Day International) 50 came against Pakistan (Pakistan cricket team) at Colombo in 1997. There he shared a 110 run partnership with Athar Ali Khan. His highest ODI (One Day International) score of 65, came at Dhaka against Kenya (Kenya cricket team) in 1999. He followed this with 50


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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


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stretch of beach. The green was recently given a makeover and since then has been even more popular with the local community. The Green frequently hosts international and local concerts and performances, such as the recently concluded World Drum Festival. Cannons that were once mounted on the rampart of the old fort of Colombo laid out for observance and prestige at the Green, giving a colonial touch to the city. The famous colonial styled Galle Face Hotel, known


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price content About 16,000 m2. The Gardens boast of an amazing variety of trees. * *


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and drinks, served in a pleasant atmosphere. The major hot spots as of February 2013 include the Amuseum and My Kind of Place at the Taj Samudra, Kama (near the Ramada Hotel), Silk (near independence Square) and R&B on Duplication Road. Expect the music to range from 80's retro to modern chart toppers as elegant partygoers dance the night away sipping the poison of their choice. Most clubs shout around 4AM, R&B perhaps a little longer after. Please do not drink and drive, hop a Three wheeler, its easier.... Popular watering holes include Whitehorse (Nawam Mawatha), Inn on the Green (Galle Face Hotel), Rize Bar (Dharmapala Mawatha), Seven Degrees North (Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel) and Cheers (Cinnamon Grand Hotel) Most nightclubs may charge admission and smart casual dress is encourages with longs shoes a must. After a night out, some people will end with a late night snack, try e.g., Hotel de Pilawoos along the Galle Road in Kollupitiya to enjoy a Chicken Roti (chicken and cheese wrapped in a roti) followed by an iced Milo (sweet chocolate and malt flavoured drink) Sleep Colombo's cheap accommodations in the center of town apart from the famous YMCA (containing a gay bathhouse) are mostly concentrated along the road opposite the Colombo Fort Railway Station. Many rooms are available but with shared bathrooms. These, however, tend to be dirty and dingy affairs that even seasoned travellers are unlikely to tolerate. Moving south along Galle Rd., one can find a lot of more reasonable housing. Around Kollupitiya, you will still be dealing with air-conditioned concrete boxes where a sleazy clerk will tell you that they have a "budget single room for only 57 dollars". Further down south, prices and people will get more reasonable. There are quite a few small hotels in the side streets off Galle Rd. in Wellawatte area. If you continue south and get as far as Mt. Lavinia, there will be hundreds of small guesthouses, some of them very affordable, in a quiet old-fashioned area with a lot of greenery and right by the sea (the only problem being that it's far from the center). As of May 2014, you should be aiming at 1000-2000LKR, depending on the room quality. Buses 100, 101 and perhaps some others go down Galle Rd. from Colombo Fort station (20LKR to get to Wellawatte). Budget * Commons:Category:Colombo Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka Western Colombo Wikipedia:Colombo


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Barnes Pl lat long directions phone 11 269-5731 tollfree fax hours price content Colombo 7. The Sapumal Foundation was once home to the late Harry Pieris. Visitors are able to see his studio and art materials that have been left undisturbed over the years. This gallery also contains 200 paintings that follow the development of Sri Lankan art. Special art classes are also available at the gallery. *


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the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka (w:Western Province, Sri Lanka) and the district capital of Colombo District (w:Colombo District). Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a satellite city (w:Satellite city) of Colombo. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life (w:Modern life) and colonial buildings and ruins. It was the political capital (w:Political capital) of Sri Lanka, before Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. Hours after the Tamil Tigers (w:Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) threatened to bomb civilians in Colombo (w:Colombo), Sri Lanka (w:Sri Lanka), a powerful bomb went off. The device is thought to be a fragmentation mine (w:land mine). Seven people were killed and seventeen injured in the explosion, and it came hours after Sri Lanka's military carried out an air-raid that killed dozens. The Sri Lankan Defence Secretary, Gothabaya Rajapakse narrowly escaped a suicide attack from suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) (w:Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)) rebels. The attack took place in downtown Colombo (w:Colombo), the Sri Lankan Capital at 10:30 a.m., as a convoy carrying the Defence Secretary and other officials was attacked by a suspected terrorist in a three wheeler (w:three wheeler). Commons:Category:Colombo Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka Western Colombo Wikipedia:Colombo


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2007 at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly, attended by all 71 Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) Games member associations. Each bid city made a presentation to the General Assembly, the order of which was determined by drawing lots. Glasgow's delegation was led by Louise Martin, chair of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond, athlete Jamie Quarry and Leader of Glasgow City Council Steven Purcell. The presentation also included


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, Indian (Architecture of India) and Contemporary (Contemporary architecture) architectural styles. No other place is this more evident in the Fort area. Here one may find new towering skyscrapers as well as historic buildings dating far back as the 1700s. Colombo Fort. Kermeey.blogspot.com (2006-02-19). Retrieved on 2011-10-17.


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. The Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is an urban park located next to the National Museum of Colombo and the Town Hall (Town Hall, Colombo). It is the oldest and largest park in Colombo and features a large Buddha statue. As part of the Urban Regeneration Program of the Government of Sri Lanka, many old sites and buildings were revamped to modern public recreational spaces and shopping precincts. These include Independence Memorial Hall Independence Memorial Hall Square

Colombo

'''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.

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