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    Skyline of Colombo Sri Lanka.

    Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital of the country, since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a satellite city of Colombo. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a population of 647,100.
    Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. In 1978, when administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo was designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.


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    1. hammy15 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful – wonderful capture!!!!!!!
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    2. SavingMemories 38 months ago | reply

      Such strong and vibrant colours... and a great synopsis to the history of this wonderful location. =^D

    3. Happy_Peasant 38 months ago | reply

      Very nice sky to set off the city view, and the interesting information. Thanks for sharing.

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    4. Sarala Jeevanthi Gamage 38 months ago | reply

      very beautiful capture!

    5. David Davila Photography 38 months ago | reply

      The colors to this night shot look great

    6. Doug Wallick 38 months ago | reply

      A blue hour beauty!

    7. ArunaSene 38 months ago | reply

      B/G Blue and F/G Amber fine combination

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