Chief port of Sri Lanka

Colombo    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Colombo: Chief port of Sri Lanka
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. It is the financial centre of the island and a tourist destination. 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 is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life, colonial buildings and monuments.

Sri Lanka beauty queen's crown snatched, an ugly scene unfolded on stage| Oneindia News [Video]

Sri Lanka beauty queen's crown snatched, an ugly scene unfolded on stage| Oneindia News

Sri Lanka beauty pageant video is going viral on the social media for the most unprecedented turn of events. The winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant is allegedly recovering from a head injury after a..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:55Published

Mrs Sri Lanka' beauty queen injured in on-stage bust-up [Video]

Mrs Sri Lanka' beauty queen injured in on-stage bust-up

The controversy surrounding Mrs Sri Lanka 2021 came to a dramatic end on Tuesday (April 6) after the winner of the country's top beauty pageant was re-crowned as the champion.A video of the Sunday..

Credit: Yahoo News     Duration: 00:46Published
Watch: India abstains from vote on Sri Lanka at UNHRC over civil war crimes [Video]

Watch: India abstains from vote on Sri Lanka at UNHRC over civil war crimes

India abstained from vote on Sri Lanka at UN Human Rights Council. Delhi asked Colombo to continue reconciliation process with Tamils. UNHRC adopted resolution to collect proof of crimes in Sri Lanka's..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:54Published
Sri Lankan govt has engaged directly with investors on WCT project: MEA [Video]

Sri Lankan govt has engaged directly with investors on WCT project: MEA

While addressing a press conference in the national capital on March 05, the official spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava clarified on plans for West Container Terminal (WCT) in Sri Lanka. Srivastava said,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:21Published
Watch: IAF participates in Sri Lanka Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations [Video]

Watch: IAF participates in Sri Lanka Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations

Indian Air Force participated in celebrating Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show. Celebrations to mark SLAF’s..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:35Published
IAF participates in 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan Air Force [Video]

IAF participates in 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan Air Force

Indian Air Force participated in the Sri Lankan Air Force's 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show at Galle Face in Colombo. They staged a..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:41Published

You Might Like

As India keeps Sri Lanka on tenterhooks at UNHRC, President Gotabaya dials PM Modi

Following recent tensions in ties, not least because of Sri Lanka's decision to cancel an agreement with India and Japan for jointly developing the East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo port, PM..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka offers strategic deep-sea port to India, Japan

Sri Lanka will offer a strategically located deep-sea port to India and Japan, an official said Tuesday, as the island seeks to balance traditional ties against China's rising regional influence...
IndiaTimes - Published

IAF contingent reaches Colombo for SLAF celebrations

IndiaTimes - Published

India allows Pakistan PM Imran Khan to use airspace while flying to Colombo

IndiaTimes - Published

India says it has longstanding interest in developing Colombo port, Sri Lankan government in direct talks with investors

IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi to Colombo: Honour pact on India-Japan project

IndiaTimes - Published

India's gift of 5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines reach Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president on Thursday welcomed the first 500,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from India, which has donated the shots to eight countries in the region. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bodies of four fishermen from Tamil Nadu found in Sri Lanka

The bodies of four Tamil Nadu fishermen reported missing since they went out to sea from the Kottaipatinam jetty in Pudukottai district last Monday washed ashore on a Sri Lankan beach on Thursday, the..
IndiaTimes - Published

External affairs minister S Jaishankar reaches Sri Lanka for 3-day official visit

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday reached Colombo for a three-day visit during which he will hold discussions with Sri Lanka's top leadership on the entire gamut of bilateral relations...
IndiaTimes - Published

Ajit Doval to attend key maritime meet in Sri Lanka

NSA Ajit Doval will visit Colombo Friday to participate in the 4th Trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation meeting being hosted by Sri Lanka. This is the first time that the trilateral mechanism at..
IndiaTimes - Published

NSA Doval to travel to Colombo on Friday to attend India-Lanka-Maldives maritime talks

IndiaTimes - Published

Adrift in Lankan waters, boat carrying 4 Indian fishermen rescued

Upon receiving information, the Indian Coast Guard coordinated with the High Commission of India, Colombo, Fisheries Department authorities and established communication with the stranded vessel to..
DNA - Published

India announces $15 million grant for Sri Lanka to strengthening Buddhist ties

In a major push to strengthen Buddhist cultural link between India and Sri Lanka, New Delhi has announced $15 million grant to Colombo. The development is the key outcome of Indian Prime Minister Modi..
DNA - Published

Pranab Mukherjee was close friend of Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa visited the India House here and wrote about Mukherjee in the condolence book. In a tweet, the High Commission of India in Colombo thanked Rajapaksa for being the first to offer his..
IndiaTimes - Published

INS Jalashwa brings back nearly 700 stranded Indians from Male

With this voyage, INS Jalashwa alone has so far repatriated around 2,700 Indians from the Maldives and Sri Lanka under Operation 'Samudra Setu'. On June 1, the vessel repatriated approximately 700..
IndiaTimes - Published

INS Jalashwa to bring back 700 Indians home from Colombo today

IndiaTimes - Published

Stranded in Sri Lanka for 2 months, over 2400 Indians waiting for update on evacuation flight

Stranded for over two months in a foreign land, over 2,400 Indians in Sri Lanka are still making rounds to the high commission in Colombo with no announcement yet about their possible evacuation from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Covid-19: Sri Lanka extends curfew in high risk districts till May 4

Sri Lanka on Saturday extended the nationwide curfew in four high risk districts, including Colombo, till May 4 to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country, President Gotabaya..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pan-Pan! Facebook plea gets Sri Lankan chef off Italy-bound cruise

A Sri Lankan chef stuck aboard a cruise ship headed to Europe managed to get ashore in Colombo this week after issuing a social media plea for help from his government.
Reuters - Published

Navy chief Karambir Singh lands in Colombo to enhance bilateral maritime relations

IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka-India bilateral ties revitalised, will maintain warm relations with New Delhi: President Gotabaya

Sri Lanka's newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Monday that his recent visit to India, his first foreign trip, has revitalised the historical ties between the two countries, vowing that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka rejects Pakistan's claims of Sirisena calling J&K 'a disputed territory', says 'president did not make any such comments'

After the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka claimed that the island nation's President has acknowledged J&K as a 'disputed territory', Colombo clarified that the president 'did not make any..
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, suspended police chief detained over Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives

Suspended police chief, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka detained over Easter Sunday bombings. Colombo chief magistrate Lanka Jayaratna ordered the two held until 9 July. The Easter Sunday..
Firstpost - Published

When presidents held umbrellas for Modi

Arriving in Bishkek for the SCO summit, Modi was extended a ceremonial welcome by the Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov when the rains came down. Photographs from the event showed Jeenbekov..
IndiaTimes - Published

Colombo's Catholic Church head sceptical about ongoing probe into Easter Sunday bombings, says 'it will end in nothing'

The head of Colombo's Catholic church in Sri Lanka Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing probe in the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.
Firstpost - Published

Air India to resume additional Delhi-Colombo flight from July 15: Civil aviation minister

Air India will resume its additional flight on Delhi-Colombo route from July 15, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday. The national carrier had stopped operating the additional..
IndiaTimes - Published

Message of solidarity for Sri Lanka: PM Modi pays tribute to Easter bombings victims at St Anthony's Church in Colombo

PM Modi is the first head of government to visit the country after the terror attacks.
DNA - Published

PM Modi visits church in Colombo; pays tribute to victims of the Easter terror strikes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited St Anthony's Church in Colombo.
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi arrives in Colombo, received by Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe

PM Modi will be on a short and packed 3-hour visit to Sri Lanka and will be received by Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe at the airport who will be accompanying him.
DNA - Published

PM to offer prayers at Lord Venkateswara shrine on June 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on June 9, a temple official said Thursday. The prime minister after visiting the Maldives and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Australian minister in Sri Lanka to lay out stance on asylum seekers

A senior Australian minister will meet Sri Lanka's leaders in Colombo later on Tuesday to discuss border control and security matters following reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and..
Reuters - Published