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The capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, on the western coast of the island on the Indian Ocean. The city was probably known to Greco-Roman, Arab, and Chinese traders more than 2,000 years ago. It became capital of the crown colony of Ceylon in 1802 and of independent Ceylon in 1948.


(Placename) the capital and chief port of Sri Lanka, on the W coast, with one of the largest artificial harbours in the world. Pop: 653 000 (2005 est)


(kəˈlʌm boʊ)

the capital of Sri Lanka, on the W coast. 587,647.
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Noun1.Colombo - the capital and largest city of Sri LankaColombo - the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Ceylon - a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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Christopher Colombo--the great Christopher Colombo.
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You know Colombo, and how the native boys dive for coins in the shark-infested bay.
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We have housed over 200,000 people in 16 relief camps in the Colombo district while over 35,000 in the Kalutara district and over 8,000 in the Gampaha district are also distressed", Pradeep Kodippily, Assistant Director of National Disaster Management Center said.
Indian carrier Jet Airways yesterday announced it will introduce daily services to Colombo from Delhi and Mumbai from 5 November 2010.
The airline now flies five times a week between Bahrain and Colombo.
Muscat, Feb 24 (ONA) Oman Air will be commemorating its flights to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo after tomorrow (Friday), the 32nd local, regional and international destination for the company.