colombo colombo  /kə ˈləm boʊ/


  • (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


  1. Judge denies Turkia Mullin's request for $113K

    A judge today dismissed ousted Detroit Metro CEO Turkia Mullin's claim for $113,000 in damages and legal fees. Wayne Circuit Judge Robert Colombo Jr. said Friday Mullin's motion for more money had 'absolutely no merit.'
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Sri Lankan media code threatens free speech: rights group

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan government's proposed code of ethics for the media is a threat to free speech, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The code calls for censorship of material affecting foreign relations, promoting "anti-national" attitudes or undermining the integrity of the executive, judiciary and legislative branches of the state. The HRW said the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Group decries Sri Lanka's proposed media code

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Rights groups are criticizing a code of media ethics proposed by Sri Lanka's government, saying Wednesday that the code could have a chilling effect on free speech in the Indian Ocean island nation.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Denver Post

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  1. "The Secretary-General finds it unacceptable that the Sri Lankan authorities have failed to prevent the disruption of the normal functioning of the United Nations offices in Colombo as a result of unruly protests organised and led by a Cabinet...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Hindu

  2. Rajapaksa added: "he was planning military rule...... He was completely trying to isolate the politics and take the country on a different path...... In his very last stages as army commander he began bringing his people into Colombo and his...
    on Feb 11, 2010 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "I am feeling better and I'm very happy to be back in Colombo with my wife Erandathie and my children," Samaraweera said in a statement. "This has obviously been a very difficult time for them but we are all relieved the operation was...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Thilan Samaraweera Source: Reuters UK

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