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Demography of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a population of 20 million of whom the majority is Sinhalese (74%). Other ethnic groups are made up of Sri Lankan Tamils (12.6%), Indian Tamils (5.5%), Moors,Malays, Burghers (of Portuguese and Dutch descent) and others (7.9%). Sri Lanka is ...

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Geography & Climate of Sri Lanka

Geography Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean, is separated from India by the Palk Strait, 48km wide stretch of water. The total land area is 65,525 km with internal waters being 1,570 km Most of the island is low-lying yet astonishingly varied. A ...

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Buddhist Flag

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Buddhist Flag

The Buddhist flag is a flag designed in the late 19th century to symbolise and universally represent Buddhism. It is used by Buddhists throughout the world. The flag was originally designed in 1885 by the Colombo Committee, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In re ...

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National Flag of Sri Lanka

The flag of Sri Lanka, also called the Lion Flag, consists of a gold lion, holding a kastane sword in its right fore paw, in front of a dark red background with four golden bo leaves, one in each corner. Around the background is a yellow border, and to it ...

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National Flower of Sri Lanka

The Nil Manel (Nymphaea stellata) Blue Water Lily was chosen as the national flower of Sri Lanka in February 1986. The Blue Water Lily of exquisite beauty is a common sight throughout the island. Growing in shallow fresh waters with no season for blooming ...

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Government of Sri Lanka

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a free, independent and sovereign nation. A system of administration through provincial councils was introduced in 1988. Legislative power is exercised by the Parliament, elected by universal franchise on ...

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Language and Religion in Sri Lanka

Sinhala, Tamil and English are the official languages in Sri Lanka. Sinhala, a language of Indo–Aryan origin, is the language of the majority. Place names and sign–boards on buses and trains are usually in all three languages. Sri Lanka is a land of relig ...

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Local Customs and Laws in Sri Lanka

Greetings “Ayubowan” (may you have a long life) is the traditional welcome greeting among the Sinhalese, with the hands folded upwards in front of the chest. You should respond with the same gesture. This same gesture accompanies the word “Vannakkam” ...

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Food and Drink in Sri Lanka

Rice and curry and curry are the staple food of Sri Lanka. The Western nationals might prefer curry and little rice, but Sri Lankans need lot of rice and several curries of which one will be hot. Not all curries are spicy hot, but if the name carries “dev ...

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Economy of Sri Lanka Economy of Sri Lanka

Economy Sri Lanka is mainly an agricultural country. The chief crop is rice with which the country is almost self–sufficient. Tea, rubber and coconut are also important agricultural crops with tea being a major foreign exchange earner. In addition, ot ...

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Holidays to Sri Lanka, a tropical paradise

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Sri Lanka holidays, an island formerly known as Ceylon is situated in the south-east of India, for centuries seduce all those who decide to travel to this tropical paradise, where they have always been (and still do) a natural beauty as well intact and sp ...

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Grade 1 to 11 government school text books download

Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, , , , 10120

www.edupub.gov.lk/TextBookDownload.html

Download government school books. Grade 1 to grade 11 all text books available for download in Sinhala, English and Tamil medium. Visit to below link for download text books http://www.edupub.gov.lk/TextBookDownload.html

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Transportation Services in Sri Lanka

Trishaws and Taxis: The easiest mode of transport around Sri Lanka is by trishaw, or commonly known as three–wheeler. A large number of three–wheelers operate on the roads and are easily available. As price bartering is widespread, agree on a rate befo ...

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Emergency Telephone Numbers in Sri Lanka

Telephone companies Airtel- 075-5555555 Lanka Bell- 5375375 Suntel- 4747474 Dialog GSM- 077-7678678 Mobitel- 0712755777 Tigo- 0722454154 Hutchison- 078-8812345 Telecom- 2555555 Telephone area code nos. 011 - Colombo 031 - Negombo 038 - P ...

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Sri Lankan Personalities

Charles Henry de Soysa ( At the time of his death in 1890 he owned over 74 plantations totalling approximately 27,000 acres. His immovable assets also included valuable residential properties in Moratuwa, Kandy, the Colombo City and its suburbs; his capit ...

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Naming Conventions & Genealogy of Some Sri Lankan Families

Naming Conventions of Sri Lanka (The Tamil community has a completely unique and different method of nomenclature. They also, usually, use two names, the first representing their father's name and the second representing their own. Eg; Ponnambalam Ramanat ...

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Rodi: Sri Lanka's Untouchables

Sri Lanka's Untouchables - Rodi (N o Sinhalese caste has aroused so much wonder and curiosity as the Rodi once the `untouchables' of Sri Lanka. Indeed there is something mysterious about this people who claim descent from Sinhalese royalty but who have fo ...

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Caste System of Sri Lanka

When the Portuguese began to trade extensively with South Asia, they quickly noticed a fundamental difference between South Asian societies and those of other world areas. In India and Sri Lanka, societies are broken up into a large number of groups who d ...

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Sri Lankan Blacks

Kaffirs : Descendants of enslaved Africans (The Kaffirs were brought to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, as a part of the naval force and for domestic work. Portuguese seafarers carried the first kaffirs to what was then Ceylon in the 1500s ...

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Ceylon Jews

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Ceylon Jews

The Jews of old Ceylon (The Jews were a thriving community in this country till the beginning of World War II. We had a Justice of the Supreme Court in the colonial days who was a Jew, name of Schneider. Then came World War II and I lost sight and trace o ...

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