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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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Sri Lanka's claim of Indian approval for WCT project proposal 'factually incorrect': MEA
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Sri Lanka's claim of Indian approval for WCT project proposal 'factually incorrect': MEA

The Sri Lankan government's claim that a proposal on Colombo Port's West Container Terminal (WCT) has been approved by the Indian High Commission is 'factually incorrect', said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday.

IAF Chief meets PM Mahinda Rajapaksa during 2-day goodwill visit to Sri Lanka
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IAF Chief meets PM Mahinda Rajapaksa during 2-day goodwill visit to Sri Lanka

On his two-day visit to Sri Lanka, Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary and Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.

IAF's Suryakirans, Sarang, Tejas arrive in Colombo to take part in SLAF 70th anniversary celebrations
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IAF's Suryakirans, Sarang, Tejas arrive in Colombo to take part in SLAF 70th anniversary celebrations

The Indian Air Force (IAF) aerobatic display teams, the fixed wing 'Suryakirans' and rotary wing 'Sarang', along with Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, arrived at Colombo on Saturday to participate in an Air Show.

Pak supports resolving regional issues through dialogue: Imran
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Pak supports resolving regional issues through dialogue: Imran

Colombo, Feb 26 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has highlighted that the he believes and supports resolving all ...

Sri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President Sirisena to be prosecuted
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Sri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President Sirisena to be prosecuted

An investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has called for the country's former President as well as senior police and intelligence officials to be prosecuted.

Approached PM Modi when I came into power, says Imran Khan
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Approached PM Modi when I came into power, says Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on a maiden official visit to Sri Lanka, has said that soon after he came into power in 2018, he approached India and told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the way forward for the subcontinent is to resolve differences through dialogue, Dawn reported.

Sri Lanka seeks India's support ahead of UNHRC session
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Sri Lanka seeks India's support ahead of UNHRC session

Sri Lanka has sought India's support ahead of the March session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva during which Colombo's record in human rights and related accountability will be probed.

To avoid clash with India, Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech in Parliament
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To avoid clash with India, Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech in Parliament

In an effort to avoid confrontation with India, Sri Lanka has cancelled a scheduled speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Parliament.

Imran Khan's Sri Lanka visit aims at gaining brownie points to be used against India
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Imran Khan's Sri Lanka visit aims at gaining brownie points to be used against India

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's scheduled two-day visit to Sri Lanka beginning 22 February 2021 is aimed at gaining brownie points with Colombo to be used against India, reported News hub.ik.

Sri Lanka has become Chinese colony, says ex-President Kumaratunga
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Sri Lanka has become Chinese colony, says ex-President Kumaratunga

Sri Lanka has become a colony of China and trade unionists and others, who vehemently opposed a recent deal with India, but have not said a word in protest against Beijing making inroads in the island nation, said former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

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