Colombo

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Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population.wikipedia
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Sri Lanka

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Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population.
The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

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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. Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, population 245,974 (2012) is the largest suburb of the City of Colombo, and covers an extent of 2109 hectares.

University of Colombo

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
The University of Colombo (කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය Kolomba Vishvavidyalaya, கொழும்புப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) (informally Colombo University or UoC) is a public research university located primarily in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Galle Face Green

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Galle Face is a 5 ha ocean-side urban park, which stretches for 500 m along the coast, in the heart of Colombo, the financial and business capital of Sri Lanka.

Western Province, Sri Lanka

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It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District.
The province is the most densely populated province in the country and is home to the legislative capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte as well to Colombo, the nation's administrative and business center.

Colombo Racecourse

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Colombo Racecourse was a harness racing course in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Lotus Tower

Colombo Lotus Tower
Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Lotus Tower, also referred to as Colombo Lotus Tower, is a tower of 356 m, located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Beira Lake

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Pērē ēri) is a lake in the center of the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Colombo District

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It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District.
The capital of the district is the city of Colombo.

Viharamahadevi Park

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is a public park located in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, situated in front of the colonial-era Town Hall in Sri Lanka.

Kelani River

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The name ‘Colombo’, first introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhala name කොලොන් තොට Kolon thota, meaning "port on the river Kelani".
Ranking as the fourth-longest river in the country, it stretches from the Sri Pada Mountain Range to Colombo.

Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre (නෙළුම් පොකුණ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ රඟහල nelum pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa rangahala) (often known as Nelum Pokuna; previously the National Performing Arts Theatre, prior to naming at the opening ceremony; Mahinda Rajapaksa is a former President of Sri Lanka ) is a performing arts centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Fort (Colombo)

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This part of Colombo is still known as Fort and houses the presidential palace and the majority of Colombo's five star hotels. Historically, Colombo referred to the area around the Fort and Pettah Market which is famous for the variety of products available as well as the Khan Clock Tower, a local landmark.
Fort (කොටුව Kotuwa: கோட்டை) is the central business district of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Pettah, Sri Lanka

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The area immediately outside Fort is known as Pettah (පිට කොටුව piṭa koṭuva, "outer fort") and is a commercial hub.
Pettah is a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort.

Sri Lanka Planetarium

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Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower as well as the National Museum.
Sri Lanka Planetarium is a public planetarium located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

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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 Municipal Council

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At present, it refers to the city limits of the Colombo Municipal Council.
The Colombo Municipal Council is the municipal governing body of Colombo, the largest city and financial centre in Sri Lanka.

Galle Face Hotel

The Galle Face Hotel is a historic landmark on the southern edge of this promenade.
The Galle Face Hotel, founded in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1864, is one of the oldest hotels east of Suez.

Gangaramaya Temple

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Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo.
Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.

Dutch East India Company

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Although the Dutch (e.g., Rijcklof van Goens) initially restored the captured area back to the Sinhalese kings, they later refused to turn them over and gained control over the island's richest cinnamon lands including Colombo which then served as the capital of the Dutch maritime provinces under the control of the Dutch East India Company until 1796.
In 1658, Gerard Pietersz. Hulft laid siege to Colombo, which was captured with the help of King Rajasinghe II of Kandy.

Sinhala language

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The name ‘Colombo’, first introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhala name කොලොන් තොට Kolon thota, meaning "port on the river Kelani".
Kolamba is the source of the name of the commercial capital Colombo.

Chinese people in Sri Lanka

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There are also small communities of people with Chinese, Portuguese Burgher, Dutch Burgher, Malay, and Indian origins living in the city, as well as numerous European expatriates.
Approximately 80% of Sri Lankan Chinese live in Colombo and are mainly involved in the dental trade, textile retail, hotel and restaurant industries.

Pettah Market

Historically, Colombo referred to the area around the Fort and Pettah Market which is famous for the variety of products available as well as the Khan Clock Tower, a local landmark.
The Pettah Market also called Manning Market is an open market in the suburb of Pettah in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Khan Clock Tower

Historically, Colombo referred to the area around the Fort and Pettah Market which is famous for the variety of products available as well as the Khan Clock Tower, a local landmark.
The Khan Clock Tower was built in Colombo, Sri Lanka by the Khan Family of Bombay.

Catholic Church in Sri Lanka

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In 1995, at a ceremony in Colombo, Pope John Paul II beatified Father Joseph Vaz (originally, José Vaz), a Portuguese early missionary to the country, who is known as the Apostle of Ceylon.