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Colombo is the economic capital and biggest metropolis of Sri Lanka. It has the biggest population. It is placed on the west coast of the island and adjoining to the Greater Colombo vicinity which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital because Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban place of, and a suburb of, Colombo. It is likewise the administrative capital of the Western Province and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a hectic and vibrant vicinity with a combination of cutting-edge life and colonial homes and ruins. Due to its massive harbour and its location in the ocean, Colombo became acknowledged to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It changed into the capital of the island when Sri Lanka came under the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital retained whilst the nation became unbiased in 1948. In 1978, while administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo was distinctive as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.