What is Colombo known for?

series matches

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. Ranatunga

line biography

- Trincomalee - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Bombay (14 February 1876), where ''Raleigh'' left the squadron. The squadron returned to Plymouth on 11 May 1877. * Champion, Singles

intelligence school

-month crash course in Japanese, for 20 undergraduates from Oxford and Cambridge, was started by the Inter-Services Special Intelligence School in Bedford, in a building across from the main Post Office. This course was repeated every six months until war's end. * Class S5 - Tourist excursion Train (Hitachi Japan) - 4 Trainsets * Class S6 - Operating On Broad gauge Kelani Valley Line Between Colombo & Awissawella - 10 Trainset * Class S7 - Operating On Broad gauge Kelani

green frequently

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

plays international

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innovative products

Innovative Mobile Operator in Nepal”. The winners were chosen among best mobile operators in the SAARC region for their contributions in cellular phone development, innovative products introduction and value added services rendition held at Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ncell was rewarded as "Mobile Operator with Best Consumer Pull in Nepal 2007" at an event held at Kathmandu. Commons:Category:Colombo Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka Western Colombo Wikipedia:Colombo

industry news

6037165.cms title Kalanithi Maran to buy 37% stake in SpiceJet - Airlines Aviation - Transportation - News By Industry - News - The Economic Times publisher date 2010-06-11 accessdate 2010-08-30 After

prominent radio

have their offices and transmission stations in or around Colombo. As with most metro areas, radio bands are highly utilised for radio communications. Some of the prominent radio stations broadcasting in the Colombo area are Sirasa FM, FM Derana, Hiru FM, Shakthi FM, Vettri FM, Sooriyan FM, Kiss FM (Kiss FM (Sri Lanka)), Lite FM (Lite 89.2), Yes FM, Gold FM (Gold FM (Sri Lanka)), and many more. Television networks operating in the Colombo metro area include

architecture contemporary

, 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. (2006-02-19). Retrieved on 2011-10-17.

amp education

Advisory for the Indian Ocean publisher Joint Typhoon Warning Center accessdate 2009-01-04 url ftp: pub weather tropical GuamStuff 2004 Nov 2004112618-ABIO.PGTW Early life & education Reginald Siriwardena (known as 'Reggie' until the 1980s) was born in the Colombo suburb of Ratmalana to middle-class Sinhalese (Sinhalese people) Buddhist parents. His Macaulay (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay)-quoting father sent him for his


'''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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