A few weeks later the monks laid siege to a Muslim-owned abattoir in Colombo to halt the slaughter of cattle.
The 2013 Chogm takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November.
Plus, a gallery of some of the blown covers, curated by Colombo.
large island southeast of India (known in English until 1972 as Ceylon), from Lanka, older name for the island and its chief city + Sanskrit sri "beauty" (especially of divinities, kings, heroes, etc.), also an honorific prefix to proper names, from PIE root *kreie- "to be outstanding, brilliant, masterly, beautiful" (cf. Greek kreon "lord, master").
Note: A British colony since 1796, the island became independent in 1948.