Dominion of Ceylon
Ceylon (Sinhala: ලංකා ඩොමීනියන් රාජ්‍යය Lanka Dominian Rajyaya) was a Dominion in the Commonwealth of Nations between 1948 and 1972. In 1948, British Ceylon was granted independence as Ceylon...
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Colonial history of Sri Lanka
The Colonial history of Sri Lanka is dated from the start of the Portuguese period in Ceylon, in 1505, until Sri Lanka achieved independence in 1948.
The first Europeans to visit Sri Lanka in mode...
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History of Sri Lanka
The history of Sri Lanka begins around 30,000 years ago when the island was first inhabited. Chronicles, including the Mahawansa, the Dipavamsa, the Culavamsa and the Rajaveliya, record events from th...
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Sri Lanka in the twentieth century
Sri Lanka in the twentieth century is dated from the independence of Sri Lanka in 1948 until the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, in 2009.
Parliament of Ceylon
The Parliament of Ceylon was the legislative body of British Ceylon & Dominion of Ceylon(now Sri Lanka) established in 1947 by the Soulbury Constitution, prior to independence on 4 February 1948. ...
Constitution of Sri Lanka
The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has been the constitution of the island nation of Sri Lanka since its original promulgation by the National State Assembly on 7 Septe...
Politics of Sri Lanka
Politics of Sri Lanka takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Sri Lanka is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-...
Foreign relations of Sri Lanka
Foreign relations of Sri Lanka refers to the diplomatic and commercial relations between Sri Lanka and other countries. Sri Lanka has stressed its principle of friendship towards all, enmity towards n...
Governor-General of Ceylon
The Governor-General of Ceylon was the representative of the Ceylonese monarch and head of state, who held the title of King or Queen of Ceylon (as of 1952, Queen Elizabeth II) from 1948 when the coun...
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Economy of Sri Lanka
With an economy worth $76 billion (2014) ($193 billion PPP estimate), and a per capita GDP of about $9470 (PPP), Sri Lanka has mostly had strong growth rates in recent years. In GDP per capita terms, ...
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Tea production in Sri Lanka
Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon), and accounts for 2% of GDP, contributing roughly $700 million annually to the economy of Sri Lanka...
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Tourism in Sri Lanka
In the twelfth century, the explorer Marco Polo wrote that Sri Lanka was the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a tourism destination, particularly for European travelers. Rec...
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Sri Lankan rupee
The Rupee (Sinhala: රුපියල්, Tamil: ரூபாய்) (signs: රු, Rs; code: LKR) is the currency of Sri Lanka, divided into 100 cents. It is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and is generally written Rs. ...
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Participation of Ceylon in World War II
After the outbreak of the Second World War, in the British Crown Colony of Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka), the government of Sir Don Baron Jayatilaka assured the British king and his majesty's governme...
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Ceylon Army
The Sri Lanka Army (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද්ධ හමුදාව) is the oldest and largest of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and is responsible for land-based military and humanitarian operations. Established a...
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Royal Ceylon Navy
The Sri Lankan Navy (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා නාවික හමුදාව) is the naval arm of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and is classed as the most vital defense force of Sri Lanka, due to the country's island geo...
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Royal Ceylon Air Force
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) (Sinhala: ශ්‍රි ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව Sri Lanka Guwan Hamudawa) is the air arm and the youngest of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces. It was founded in 1951 as the Royal Ceylon...
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Vijaya of Sri Lanka
Prince Vijaya (Sinhala:විජය කුමරු) was the first recorded King of Sri Lanka mentioned in the ancient Sri Lankan Pali chronicles. His reign is traditionally dated to 543 BC – 505 BC.The primary source ...
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Uva Rebellion
The Great Rebellion of 1817–1818, also known as the 1818 Uva-Wellassa Uprising (after the two places it had started), or simply the Uva Rebellion, was the third Kandyan War with the British, in what i...
Dipavamsa
The Dipavamsa or Deepavamsa (i.e., "Chronicle of the Island"; in Pali: Dīpavaṃsa), is the oldest historical record of Sri Lanka. It means Chronicle of the Island. The chronicle is believed to be compi...
1971 JVP Insurrection
The 1971 Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Insurrection (also known as the 1971 Revolt) was the first unsuccessful armed revolt conducted by the communist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against the Governmen...
Helitours
Helitours is a domestic airline in Sri Lanka operated by the Sri Lanka Air Force with aircraft not required for military use. It is currently the second largest airline in Sri Lanka with a fleet of 16...
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Kingdom of Kandy
Kingdom of Kandy (Sinhala: මහනුවර රාජධානිය) was an independent monarchy of the island of Lanka, located in the central and eastern portion of the island. It was founded in late 15th century and endure...
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Naval Patrolmen
Naval Patrolmen Branch is a branch of the Sri Lanka Navy that performs the role of naval infantry. Effectively members of this branch are soldiers of the navy. Originally limited for base and harbors ...
Current Sri Lanka Navy ships
The Sri Lankan Naval fleet consists of above fifty combat, support ships and inshore patrol crafts.This is a list of the current Sri Lankan Navy ships as of 2008:
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Australia - Sri Lanka relations
Australia – Sri Lanka relations are foreign relations between Australia and Sri Lanka. Australia has a high commission in Colombo. Sri Lanka has a high commission in Canberra
After gaining indepen...
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Livestock in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka many farmers depend on animal husbandry for their livelihood, but not a large proportion. Therefore, many livestock products have to be imported. The main livestock products in Sri Lanka ...
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Sri Lanka - Switzerland relations
Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations are bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the Switzerland. Diplomatic relations were established more than 50 years ago, in 1956, and encompass mainly economy and ...
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Russia - Sri Lanka relations
Russia–Sri Lanka relations (Russian: Российско-ланкийские отношения) refers to the bilateral relations between Russia and Sri Lanka.
The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Sri ...