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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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SL president orders for immediate suspension of LRT project
International

SL president orders for immediate suspension of LRT project

Colombo, Sep 25 Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered for the termination of a Light Railway Transit ...

'Sri Lanka can transform into leading global maritime hub'
International

'Sri Lanka can transform into leading global maritime hub'

Colombo, Sep 17 Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that the island country can use its unique ...

ADB forecasts Sri Lanka's growth to contract by 5.5%
International

ADB forecasts Sri Lanka's growth to contract by 5.5%

Colombo, Sep 16 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday forecast Sri Lanka's economic growth to contract by ...

Sandalwood drugs racket: Realtor appears before B'lore police
National

Sandalwood drugs racket: Realtor appears before B'lore police

Bengaluru, Sep 12 Realtor turned social activist Prashant Sambargi appeared before Bengaluru's City Crime Branch (CCB) to provide ...

Former Sri Lankan bowler Tony Opatha dies aged 73
Cricket

Former Sri Lankan bowler Tony Opatha dies aged 73

Former Sri Lanka seamer Tony Opatha, who represented his side in the 1975 and 1979 World Cup, died from a suspected stroke at the age of 79 on Friday morning in Colombo.

1.7 mn workers face uncertainty in SL amid Covid-19
Business

1.7 mn workers face uncertainty in SL amid Covid-19

Colombo, Sep 10 More than 1.7 million temporary workers in Sri Lanka face uncertainty due to the economic ...

HCL sets up Global Development Centre in Colombo
Business

HCL sets up Global Development Centre in Colombo

New Delhi, Sep 8 IT major HCL Technologies on Tuesday announced the official opening of its Global Development ...

B'desh batsman Saif Hassan tests positive for COVID-19
Cricket

B'desh batsman Saif Hassan tests positive for COVID-19

Bangladesh's batsman Saif Hassan on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19 and now he will have to undergo self-isolation until he gets tested again.

Lanka Premier League to be played from Nov 14 to Dec 6: SLC
Cricket

Lanka Premier League to be played from Nov 14 to Dec 6: SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced that Lanka Premier League (LPL) will begin on November 14 this year. The franchise-based T20 league, organised by SLC, will conclude on December 6.

SL extends debt moratorium for crisis-hit tourism sector
Business

SL extends debt moratorium for crisis-hit tourism sector

Colombo, Aug 29 The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to extend a debt moratorium for ...

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