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The Colombo Chetties ( Colombo Chetty )

The Colombo Chetties - who were they? (The advent of the Colombo Chetty community from Nagapatnam, India is well documented from 1663 during the reign of King Rajasingha 11 of Kandy, and the governorship of the Dutch Ryckloff Van Goens. With the arrival o ...

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Burghers

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Burghers

When the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka in 1505 they brought soldiers and other supporting staff. Those who settled down got married to local women and a new ethnic group was born. Soon, the Dutch and the British followed. The descendants of the union be ...

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Malay - "Ja Minissu"

Sri Lankan Malay People - "Ja Minissu"( Sri Lanka's Malays are largely descended from political exiles including chiefs and nobles, soldiers, convicts and freed slaves from the Indonesian archipelago and the Malayan peninsula who were brought over to the ...

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Muslims (Moors)

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Muslims (Moors)

There have been Muslims in Sri Lanka for well over a thousand years. Trading dhows plied the waters between the Middle East and the island known to Arab sailors - like the legendary Sinbad - as Serendib even in pre-Islamic times. The first Muslim merchant ...

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Tamils

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Tamils

Dravidian Settlements in Ceylon ( Excerpts - Karthigasu Indrapalan's PhD Thesis - University of London 1965 ) http://www.spur.asn.au/drav.htm Indian Origin Tamils of Sri Lanka ( 51 years into Independence ) http://www.lanka.net/lakehouse/1999/02/05/f ...

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Sinhalese

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Sinhalese

The People of the Lion - by K.N.O. Dharmadasa ( SPUR web site ) http://www.spur.asn.au/lion.htm Ancient Sinhala Civilization ( by Sydney Karunawardena ) http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~sydney/sinhales.htm Origin of the Sinhala race ( by Rohan Jayeti ...

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Sri lankan Gypsies:  Ahikuntika

Ahikuntika: Sri Lankan gypsy clan (Gypsies or Ahikuntikas, are among the few isolated communities in the country like Veddahs and Rodiyas, say experts.) The gypsy who stayed (Gypsies were always around in Anuradhapura during Poson and Vesak when pilgri ...

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Veddhas - Sri Lankan Aborigines

"I was born in the forest. My ancestors come from here. We are the forest beings, and I want to live and die here. And even if I were reborn only as a fly or an ant, I would still be happy so long as I knew I would come back to live here in the forest." - ...

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Yakkas,  Rakshasas & Nagas - ( Yakas , Yakos, Naagas )

Yakkas - The Ancient Sri Lankans ( These Expert Horsemen Developed Hydrolic Civilization in the Country ) The original inhabitants of Lanka: Yakas & Nagas (Sri Lanka is said to have been inhabited by Yakkas (demon-worshippers) , Rakshasas and Nagas (s ...

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Sri Lanka Heart Association

Wiierama House, No. 6, Wijerama Mawath, ,

www.slheart.org

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Telephone+94 11 269 9684
Fax+94 11 269 9684
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Sri Lanka Women's Development Services Cooperative Society Ltd (WOMEN'S COOP)

145/80, Zone E, Sivali pura, Borella, ,

www.slwb.org

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Telephone+94 11 268 1355
Fax+94 11 268 1355
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National Information Technology Conference

No.275/75, Prof.Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, ,

www.nitc.lk

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Telephone+94 11 471 3290 / +94 11 471 3336 / +94 11 259 2762
Fax+94 11 250 8009
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The College of Radiologists

Wijerama House, 6,Wijerama Road, ,

www.radiologist.lk

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Telephone+94 11 269 8142
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Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka

275/75, Prof. Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Off Bauddhaloka Mawatha, ,

opasrilanka.org

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Telephone+94 11 258 0268 / +94 11 250 1721
Fax+94 11 255 9770
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Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka.

No.540, Thimbirigasyaya Road, ,

www.aatsl.lk

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Telephone+94 11 255 9669 / +94 11 259 5857 / +94 11 250 0450
Fax+94 11 255 9299
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Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)

21/22 A, Polhengoda Garden, Polhengoda Road, ,

siybsrilanka.org

The ‘Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)’ Program of the International Labour Organization is a system of inter-related practical management-skills training package for small-scale enterprise owners and managers. It encompasses a range of cost-effectiv ...

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Telephone+94 11 282 7693
Fax+94 11 281 0896
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Menopause Society of Sri Lanka

120, Model Farm Road, ,

www.menosocsl.org

Founded in Sri Lanka in the year 2000, the Menopause Society of Sri Lanka has drawn interest not only among the medical professionals but the general public as well, who constitute a sizeable section of its membership. The MSSL not only strives to educate ...

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Telephone+94 11 268 9036
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Pontifical Mission Societies

No. 3 , Kynsey Terrace, ,

www.lawandsocietytrust.org

The Law & Society Trust (LST) is a not for profit organization engaged in human rights documentation, legal research and advocacy based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Our aim is to use rights based strategies in research, documentation and advocacy in order to ...

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Telephone+94 11 268 4845 / +94 11 269 1228
Fax+94 11 268 6843
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Environmental Conservation & Management Society

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www.encmuok.com

are the innovators of the generations to come, the ones who breathe the air and note the fragrance and the fumes; the ones who see the sunset and the trail of smoke that disrupts the beauty; the ones who walk bare foot, and feel the thrum of life and the ...

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Telephone+94 11 259 8826
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The Ceylon Bird Club

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www.ceylonbirdclub.org

Origin The Ceylon Bird Club was founded in 1943 with seven members, including G. M. Henry and W.W.A. Phillips, two of Sri Lanka’s foremost ornitholo­gists. Ini­tially, its purpose was to share and record members’ observations.

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