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Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city and the country’s political, economic and cultural centre. It was the capital under the British and remained so when Sri Lanka achieved independence in 1948. A new parliament was built in Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte, a suburb on the south-eastern fringe of Colombo, in 1982 and this is the country’s administrative centre. Colombo offers some interesting attractions, including the national museum, the Pettah bazaar, colonial buildings from the Dutch, Portuguese and British colonial eras and some lovely temples.

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