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Like many cities, Colombo's urban area extends well beyond the boundaries of a single local authority, encompassing other municipal and urban councils such as Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council, Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, Kolonnawa Urban Council, Kaduwela Municipal Council and Kotikawatte Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha.

Then, in 1833, the Government Agent of the Western Province was charged with the administration of the city.

Centuries of colonial rule had meant a decline of indigenous administration of Colombo, and in 1865 the British conceived a Municipal Council as a means of training the local population in self-governance.

It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.

Traveller Ibn Battuta who visited the island in the 14th century, referred to it as Kalanpu.

The Portuguese resisted the Dutch and the Kandyans but were gradually defeated in their strongholds beginning in 1639.

The Dutch captured Colombo in 1656 after an epic siege, at the end of which a mere 93 Portuguese survivors were given safe conduct out of the fort.

Portuguese explorers led by Dom Lourenço de Almeida first arrived in Sri Lanka in 1505.