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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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. Population: 647,000.

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  • proper n. Former capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See calumba.
  • proper n. The (official) capital city of Sri Lanka. Population (2000) = 1,994,000.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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  • COLOMBO - A Tamil suicide guerrilla assassinated Sri Lanka's navy commander in an audacious attack in Colombo, riding his motorcycle close to the officer's car and blowing it up with a powerful bomb.

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  • COLOMBO: An explosion ripped through a commercial area of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on

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  • July 19th, 2009 COLOMBO - Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will retire from Test cricket after the third match against Pakistan in Colombo starting Monday.

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  • COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa won re-election on Wednesday in an historic post-war vote but his chief rival called for the results to be nullified after soldiers surrounded him in a luxury newspaper, featuring a picture of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at paper stall, in Colombo, January 27, 2010.

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  • COLOMBO, March 1 (AFP) - Hundreds of Sri Lankan ruling party activists demonstrated outside the British High Commission in Colombo on Monday, denouncing what they called London's support for Tamil separatists abroad.

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  • Cricket world's first digital trophy up for grabs during Lanka tri-series COLOMBO - The trophy to be given to the winner of the tri-Series between Sri Lanka, India and New Zealand in Colombo is no longer just an inanimate object that will gather dust in a cricket boardroom cabinet.

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  • COLOMBO (Reuters) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa won Sri Lanka's first post-war national election on Wednesday, but his rival alleged vote-rigging from inside an newspaper, featuring a picture of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at paper stall, in Colombo, January 27, 2010.

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  • COLOMBO AFP - A six-year-old girl found at a house in Colombo is believed to have been sold by a hospital worker soon after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Sri Lankan child protection authorities said Thursday.

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  • COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan state TV on Wednesday proclaimed President Mahinda Rajapaksa the winner of a historic post-war vote, as his chief rival hunkered down in a luxury newspaper, featuring a picture of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at paper stall, in Colombo, January 27, 2010.

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