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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.

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India to gift 5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to Sri Lanka tomorrow
International

India to gift 5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to Sri Lanka tomorrow

India will be sending a consignment containing 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years
International

Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

Colombo, Jan 25 Sri Lanka's Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after ...

SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines
Health

SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines

Colombo, Jan 24 Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines ...

India lodges strong protest after 3 fishermen die in collision with Sri Lankan naval craft
International

India lodges strong protest after 3 fishermen die in collision with Sri Lankan naval craft

Expressing deep anguish, India on Thursday lodged a strong protest over the deaths of three fishermen after an Indian vessel collided with a Sri Lankan naval craft, and called on Colombo for strict action to ensure non-recurrence of such events.

SL grants approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's emergency use
Health

SL grants approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's emergency use

Colombo, Jan 22 Sri Lankan authorities on Friday granted approval for the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 ...

SL fully reopens borders to tourists, international arrivals
International

SL fully reopens borders to tourists, international arrivals

Colombo, Jan 22 Sri Lanka has completely reopened its borders to tourists and international arrivals, after flight operations ...

India lodges strong protest after 3 fishermen die in collision with Sri Lankan naval craft
International

India lodges strong protest after 3 fishermen die in collision with Sri Lankan naval craft

Expressing deep anguish, India on Thursday lodged a strong protest over the deaths of three fishermen after an Indian vessel collided with a Sri Lankan naval craft, and called on Colombo for strict action to ensure non-recurrence of such events.

Sri Lanka resumes commercial flights after 10-month hiatus
International

Sri Lanka resumes commercial flights after 10-month hiatus

The Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka on Thursday informed that Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) will resume commercial flights after a halt of nearly ten months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka's Covid-19 caseload tops 50,000
Health

Sri Lanka's Covid-19 caseload tops 50,000

Colombo, Jan 21 Sri Lanka's overall coronavirus caseload surpassed the 55,000 mark on Thursday after over 700 people tested ...

SL vs Eng: Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis to miss second Test
Cricket

SL vs Eng: Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis to miss second Test

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday announced that five players including Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis have been released from the national squad and as a result, they would not be playing the second Test against England.

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