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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Sri_LankaSri Lanka - Wikipedia

    Sri Lanka, historically known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, separated from the Indian peninsula by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

    • Parliament of Sri Lanka

      Of the 225 members of parliament, 196 are elected from 22...

    • Sinhala

      Sinhala (/ ˈ s ɪ n h ə l ə, ˈ s ɪ ŋ ə l ə / SIN-hə-lə,...

    • Malays

      History. A significant Malay presence in Sri Lanka dates as...

    • Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

      Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, commonly known as Kotte...

    • Chinese

      Chinese people in Sri Lanka or Sri Lankan Chinese (Sinhala:...

    • Ethnic Make-Up
    • History
    • National Symbols of Sri Lanka
    • Flag
    • Provinces
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    Sri Lanka has three main ethnic groups. They differ in their religions and origins, and there has often been difficulties between the groups. The total population of the island is over 20 million people, and rapidly expanding. The largest of the three groups is the population of Sinhalese people. Most of them are Buddhist. Their language is Sinhala...

    Buddhist missionaries arrived from India in 250 BC during the time period of King Devanampiyatissa. The kings of the island, and eventually most of the Sinhalese people, became Buddhists. Legend has it that Buddha visited the island three times. The island was subject to waves of European settlement and eventually colonisation. The Portuguese in th...

    National animal of Sri Lanka[source?]
    National bird of Sri Lanka
    National tree of Sri Lanka
    National flower of Sri Lanka

    The Sri Lanka flag is also known as the Lion flag because of the Lion on it. The Lion is holding a sword in its right paw. There is a crimson background with four leaves in each corner. There is a yellow border. On the left of the flag, there are the colors green and saffron. The lion represents bravery. The four leaves represent Karuna, Meththa, M...

    Sri Lanka has 9 provinces. 1. Central 2. North Central 3. North 4. Eastern 5. North Western 6. Sabaragamuwa 7. Southern 8. Uva 9. Western

    Government

    1. Official web portal of the Government of Sri Lanka 2. Office of the President of Sri Lanka Archived 2007-08-25 at the Wayback Machine 3. Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka 4. Central Bank of Sri Lanka Archived 2006-08-03 at the Wayback Machine 5. World Terrorism Blog On Sri Lanka

    Business

    1. Board of Investment of Sri Lanka 2. Sri Lanka Export Development Board 3. Colombo Stock Exchange 4. Sri Lankan Business Directory Archived 2018-08-09 at the Wayback Machine

    Other

    1. Virtual Library Sri Lanka 2. The CIA World Factbook - Sri Lanka Archived 2018-12-24 at the Wayback Machine 3. Sri Lanka - UNESCO World Heritage Centre 4. Collection of slides of Sri Lanka, University of Pennsylvania library Archived 2018-11-18 at the Wayback Machine 5. NIGHANTAYA | The Environment Friendly E Community | Sri Lanka[permanent dead link]

  2. The history of Sri Lanka is unique because its relevance and richness extend beyond the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. The early human remains which were found on the island of Sri Lanka date back to about 38,000 years ago ( Balangoda Man ). The historical period roughly begins in the 3rd century BCE, based on Pali ...

  3. History of Sri Lanka - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pre-Buddhist Era. Most Sinhalese in the island claim that Sri Lanka was ruled by nagas and yakkas before Vijaya ( a prince from India ) came to Sri Lanka. The most famous of these legendary kings is Ravana.

  4. 4 days ago · Sri Lanka, island country lying in the Indian Ocean and separated from peninsular India by the Palk Strait. Proximity to the Indian subcontinent has facilitated close cultural interaction between Sri Lanka and India from ancient times. Sri Lanka gained independence from Britain in 1948.

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › SigiriyaSigiriya - Wikipedia

    Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhala: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா/சிங்ககிரி, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is a site of historical and archaeological significance that ...

  6. Provinces ( Sinhala: පළාත, romanized: Paḷāta; Tamil: மாகாணம், romanized: Mākāṇam) are the first level administrative divisions of Sri Lanka. Currently, Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces. Each province is further divided into districts, which are further divided into divisional secretariats . The provinces were ...

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