Sri Lanka

Country Sri Lanka
Capital Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Continent Asia
Currency Sri Lankan Rupee(LKR)
Languages Sinhala & Tamil

Sri jayawardenapura Kotte

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Introduction

The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C. probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa 200 B.C. to circa A.D. 1000) and Polonnaruwa (from about 1070 to 1200). In the 14th century, a south Indian dynasty established a Tamil kingdom in northern Sri Lanka. The coastal areas of the island were controlled by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century. The island was ceded to the British in 1796, became a crown colony in 1802, and was united under British rule by 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; its name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. Tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists erupted into war in 1983. After two decades of fighting, the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formalized a cease-fire in February 2002 with Norway brokering peace negotiations. Violence between the LTTE and government forces intensified in 2006 and the government regained control of the Eastern Province in 2007. In May 2009, the government announced that its military had finally defeated the remnants of the LTTE and that its leader, Velupillai PRABHAKARAN, had been killed.

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Sri Lanka - Wikipedia
Sri Lanka - CIA World Fact Book
Sri Lanka - BBC
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India cannot abandon us: Sri Lanka - The Hindu
  1. India cannot abandon us: Sri Lanka  The Hindu
  2. At UNHRC, India urges Sri Lanka to implement constitutional amendment on Tamil reconciliation  ThePrint
  3. Justice has failed Sri Lanka civil war victims: UN’s Bachelet  Al Jazeera English
  4. Sri Lanka sinks deeper into China`s grasp, seeks $2.2 billion from Beijing as reserves shrink  WION
  5. Impunity for Civil War Crimes in Sri Lanka Risks Future Offenses, UN Says  Voice of America
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Sri Lanka ends forced cremations of COVID-19 victims - The Hindu
  1. Sri Lanka ends forced cremations of COVID-19 victims  The Hindu
  2. Explained: Why the reversal of Sri Lanka's Covid-19 burial ban holds geopolitical significance  The Indian Express
  3. Sri Lanka ends forced cremations of COVID victims after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's visit  The New Indian Express
  4. Cash-Strapped Pakistan Offers USD 50 Million Credit Line To Sri Lanka For Defence  NDTV
  5. Sri Lanka lifts ban on Muslim burial of coronavirus victims  Arab News
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Sri Lanka Puts China Vaccine On Hold, Will Use India-Made Shot - NDTVSri Lanka Puts China Vaccine On Hold, Will Use India-Made Shot  NDTV

Pakistan extends $50mn line of credit for defence to Sri Lanka - MintPakistan extends $50mn line of credit for defence to Sri Lanka  Mint

India-Sri Lanka ties hit rough weather as Colombo seen swaying to Chinese tunes again - ThePrintIndia-Sri Lanka ties hit rough weather as Colombo seen swaying to Chinese tunes again  ThePrint

Friends & neighbours - The Indian ExpressFriends & neighbours  The Indian Express

Sri Lanka receives 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from India - The HinduSri Lanka receives 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from India  The Hindu

Sri Lanka receives 5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccines - MintSri Lanka receives 5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccines  Mint

Imran replicates India’s offer to Sri Lanka - The Tribune IndiaImran replicates India’s offer to Sri Lanka  The Tribune India

Explained: Sri Lanka at the UN rights council, another test for India - The Indian ExpressExplained: Sri Lanka at the UN rights council, another test for India  The Indian Express

Imran says Pak seeks to enhance trade ties with Sri Lanka through CPEC - Business StandardImran says Pak seeks to enhance trade ties with Sri Lanka through CPEC  Business Standard

Imran Khan in Sri Lanka: Multiple facets of a relationship India is watching - The Indian ExpressImran Khan in Sri Lanka: Multiple facets of a relationship India is watching  The Indian Express

Sri Lanka blames Adani for collapse of East Container Terminal deal - BusinessLineSri Lanka blames Adani for collapse of East Container Terminal deal  BusinessLine

Imran Khan announces $50 mn defence credit line for Lanka - The HinduImran Khan announces $50 mn defence credit line for Lanka  The Hindu

Imran Khan pitches economic corridor to Sri Lanka - The HinduImran Khan pitches economic corridor to Sri Lanka  The Hindu

China counters Sri Lankan media report terming Hambantota port 99-year lease extendable - All India RadioChina counters Sri Lankan media report terming Hambantota port 99-year lease extendable  All India Radio

Imran Khan pushes anti-India agenda on two-day Sri Lanka visit - WIONImran Khan pushes anti-India agenda on two-day Sri Lanka visit  WION

'Pakistan offers USD 15 million credit line to Sri Lanka for defence cooperation' - Economic Times'Pakistan offers USD 15 million credit line to Sri Lanka for defence cooperation'  Economic Times

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech to avoid 'clash' with India: Report - Hindustan TimesSri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech to avoid 'clash' with India: Report  Hindustan Times

Covid: Sri Lanka orders 13.5 mn AstraZeneca doses, likely to drop Chinese jabs - MintCovid: Sri Lanka orders 13.5 mn AstraZeneca doses, likely to drop Chinese jabs  Mint

To avoid clash with India, Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech in Parliament: Report - MintTo avoid clash with India, Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech in Parliament: Report  Mint

Can justice be served 12 years after Sri Lanka’s civil war ended? - Aljazeera.comCan justice be served 12 years after Sri Lanka’s civil war ended?  Aljazeera.com

Maldives Sri Lanka Cable is officially ready for service - Capacity MediaMaldives Sri Lanka Cable is officially ready for service  Capacity Media

Sri Lanka orders 13.5 million AstraZeneca doses, likely to drop Chinese COVID-19 vaccines - The HinduSri Lanka orders 13.5 million AstraZeneca doses, likely to drop Chinese COVID-19 vaccines  The Hindu

In Sri Lanka, India’s loss, China’s gain - Deccan HeraldIn Sri Lanka, India’s loss, China’s gain  Deccan Herald

Mint Lite | Tiger Woods, Sri Lanka under UN scanner, Ecuador prison riots & more - MintMint Lite | Tiger Woods, Sri Lanka under UN scanner, Ecuador prison riots & more  Mint

Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga calls time on 15-year international career - International Cricket CouncilSri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga calls time on 15-year international career  International Cricket Council

New subsea cable from the Maldives to Sri Lanka goes live - Total TelecomNew subsea cable from the Maldives to Sri Lanka goes live  Total Telecom

Sri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President Sirisena to be prosecuted - BW BusinessworldSri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President Sirisena to be prosecuted  BW Businessworld

Sri Lanka hope to appoint Tom Moody as director of cricket - ESPNcricinfoSri Lanka hope to appoint Tom Moody as director of cricket  ESPNcricinfo

Sri Lanka to procure 10mn doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine from India: Officials - MintSri Lanka to procure 10mn doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine from India: Officials  Mint

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan’s Parliament address a week ahead of visit - The HinduSri Lanka cancels Imran Khan’s Parliament address a week ahead of visit  The Hindu

Sri Lanka seeks Indian support ahead of key UNHRC sessions - Times of IndiaSri Lanka seeks Indian support ahead of key UNHRC sessions  Times of India

Dasun Shanaka appointed Sri Lanka's T20I captain - ESPNcricinfoDasun Shanaka appointed Sri Lanka's T20I captain  ESPNcricinfo

Lanka cancels Imran Khan address to Parliament, didn’t want him raising Kashmir - Hindustan TimesLanka cancels Imran Khan address to Parliament, didn’t want him raising Kashmir  Hindustan Times

Probe Into Sri Lanka Attacks Finds Ex-President Should Face Charges - NDTVProbe Into Sri Lanka Attacks Finds Ex-President Should Face Charges  NDTV

Sri Lanka clears Chinese energy project, 50 km off Tamil Nadu - The HinduSri Lanka clears Chinese energy project, 50 km off Tamil Nadu  The Hindu

Pact with Sri Lanka on Trincomalee oil farm stands, says India - The HinduPact with Sri Lanka on Trincomalee oil farm stands, says India  The Hindu

‘A mistake’: China can extend port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says - South China Morning Post‘A mistake’: China can extend port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says  South China Morning Post

Sri Lanka in talks with private investors to operate ECT: MEA - MintSri Lanka in talks with private investors to operate ECT: MEA  Mint

Sri Lanka considering India’s grant instead of China project - The HinduSri Lanka considering India’s grant instead of China project  The Hindu

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech in Parliament - Moneycontrol.comSri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's speech in Parliament  Moneycontrol.com

Spotify launches in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan - MediaNama.comSpotify launches in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan  MediaNama.com

Bandwagoning with China: Geopolitics of a container terminal in Sri Lanka - Observer Research FoundationBandwagoning with China: Geopolitics of a container terminal in Sri Lanka  Observer Research Foundation

Sri Lanka has become colony of China, ex-President berates PRC making inroads - Republic TVSri Lanka has become colony of China, ex-President berates PRC making inroads  Republic TV

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's planned address to its Parliament: Report - Hindustan TimesSri Lanka cancels Imran Khan's planned address to its Parliament: Report  Hindustan Times

No Indian role in developing ECT in Colombo, Sri Lanka decides - The HinduNo Indian role in developing ECT in Colombo, Sri Lanka decides  The Hindu

‘China had no role in Sri Lanka’s decision on ECT’ - The Hindu‘China had no role in Sri Lanka’s decision on ECT’  The Hindu

BJP cannot form political entity in Sri Lanka: Election Commission chief - MintBJP cannot form political entity in Sri Lanka: Election Commission chief  Mint

PM advises Sri Lanka to benefit from CPEC - DAWN.comPM advises Sri Lanka to benefit from CPEC  DAWN.com

COVID-19 Feb 25 highlights: Sri Lanka receives 5 lakh vaccine doses from India - CNBCTV18COVID-19 Feb 25 highlights: Sri Lanka receives 5 lakh vaccine doses from India  CNBCTV18

Fulfilling expectations of Tamil community is in Sri Lanka's own interest, says Jaishankar - The HinduFulfilling expectations of Tamil community is in Sri Lanka's own interest, says Jaishankar  The Hindu

Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council - The New York TimesFading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council  The New York Times

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss 'broad-based' partnership - Anadolu AgencyPakistan, Sri Lanka discuss 'broad-based' partnership  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Sri Lanka on his maiden visit - Economic TimesPakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Sri Lanka on his maiden visit  Economic Times

What Investors Want to Know: Impact of Sri Lanka National Scale Recalibration on Corporate Ratings - Fitch RatingsWhat Investors Want to Know: Impact of Sri Lanka National Scale Recalibration on Corporate Ratings  Fitch Ratings

'It is disheartening': MI head coach Jayawardene explains why no Sri Lankan player will play in IPL 2021 - Hindustan Times'It is disheartening': MI head coach Jayawardene explains why no Sri Lankan player will play in IPL 2021  Hindustan Times

Sri Lanka’s economic past isn’t very bright. Scrapping deals with India won’t help its future - ThePrintSri Lanka’s economic past isn’t very bright. Scrapping deals with India won’t help its future  ThePrint

Discusses Topical Issues of Nuclear Law with Sri Lanka | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencyDiscusses Topical Issues of Nuclear Law with Sri Lanka | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

A growing rights crisis in Sri Lanka - The HinduA growing rights crisis in Sri Lanka  The Hindu

Sri Lanka is now open to travelers — no quarantine, but no mingling with locals too - CNBCSri Lanka is now open to travelers — no quarantine, but no mingling with locals too  CNBC

We have consistently taken up issue of Tamil rights with Sri Lanka, says PM Modi - ThePrintWe have consistently taken up issue of Tamil rights with Sri Lanka, says PM Modi  ThePrint

Caribbean tour Sri Lanka tour of West Indies confirmed 17 Feb 21 - International Cricket CouncilCaribbean tour Sri Lanka tour of West Indies confirmed 17 Feb 21  International Cricket Council

A farmers’ struggle in Sri Lanka, siding with elephants - The HinduA farmers’ struggle in Sri Lanka, siding with elephants  The Hindu

Explained: The Colombo port setback for India - The Indian ExpressExplained: The Colombo port setback for India  The Indian Express

India on lips, Pakistan PM Imran Khan plays peace card in Sri Lanka - Times of IndiaIndia on lips, Pakistan PM Imran Khan plays peace card in Sri Lanka  Times of India

Sri Lanka: Justice Under Attack - Human Rights WatchSri Lanka: Justice Under Attack  Human Rights Watch

Sri Lankas ex-president Sirisena should be prosecuted, probe into 2019 bombings finds - Republic WorldSri Lankas ex-president Sirisena should be prosecuted, probe into 2019 bombings finds  Republic World

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khans speech to its Parliament; visiting Pakistan PM embarrassed - Republic TVSri Lanka cancels Imran Khans speech to its Parliament; visiting Pakistan PM embarrassed  Republic TV

Cancelling infra projects with India is a serious mistake: Former Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe - DNA IndiaCancelling infra projects with India is a serious mistake: Former Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe  DNA India

Thousands March for Justice in Sri Lanka, Despite Ban - Human Rights WatchThousands March for Justice in Sri Lanka, Despite Ban  Human Rights Watch

Dialog Axiata connects Sri Lanka and Maldives with new cable - Developing TelecomsDialog Axiata connects Sri Lanka and Maldives with new cable  Developing Telecoms

Murali among group asking court to reform Sri Lanka cricket - Hindustan TimesMurali among group asking court to reform Sri Lanka cricket  Hindustan Times

PM Imran arrives in Sri Lanka for two-day maiden visit, hold talks with counterpart - DAWN.comPM Imran arrives in Sri Lanka for two-day maiden visit, hold talks with counterpart  DAWN.com

Universal Jurisdiction -- the Most Difficult Path to Achieve Justice for Sri Lanka - Just SecurityUniversal Jurisdiction -- the Most Difficult Path to Achieve Justice for Sri Lanka  Just Security

India again asks Sri Lanka to stick to commitments on developing port terminal - Hindustan TimesIndia again asks Sri Lanka to stick to commitments on developing port terminal  Hindustan Times

Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad announces international retirement - ESPNcricinfoSri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad announces international retirement  ESPNcricinfo

Sri Lankan government cancels Imran Khan's address to Parliament - Times of IndiaSri Lankan government cancels Imran Khan's address to Parliament  Times of India

Canada's Leadership on Sri Lanka Urgently Needed Once Again at the UN - Human Rights WatchCanada's Leadership on Sri Lanka Urgently Needed Once Again at the UN  Human Rights Watch

An Asian Leopard Awakes: The Rise of Sri Lanka; Singapore's New Business Companion - ASEAN BriefingAn Asian Leopard Awakes: The Rise of Sri Lanka; Singapore's New Business Companion  ASEAN Briefing

Imran Khan to address Sri Lankan Parliament - The HinduImran Khan to address Sri Lankan Parliament  The Hindu

Sri Lanka: UN Rights Chief Decries Mounting Abuses - Human Rights WatchSri Lanka: UN Rights Chief Decries Mounting Abuses  Human Rights Watch

IPL 2021: No Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League this year - SportstarIPL 2021: No Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League this year  Sportstar

U.N. rights chief seeks sanctions against Sri Lanka generals - The HinduU.N. rights chief seeks sanctions against Sri Lanka generals  The Hindu

Erasing Tamil Legacy in Sri Lanka - JURISTErasing Tamil Legacy in Sri Lanka  JURIST

Hold referendum in Sri Lanka under UN supervision, Vaiko says - The HinduHold referendum in Sri Lanka under UN supervision, Vaiko says  The Hindu

Reinventing Sri Lanka: As the country reopens to international travelers, the tourism industry ponders its future - CNNReinventing Sri Lanka: As the country reopens to international travelers, the tourism industry ponders its future  CNN

Comsats inks accords with Sri Lankan institutes - The News InternationalComsats inks accords with Sri Lankan institutes  The News International

Sri Lanka in talks with India to extradite criminal wanted in assassination bid on former president - WIONSri Lanka in talks with India to extradite criminal wanted in assassination bid on former president  WION

India, Japan cooperating in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to strengthen Quad — envoy Suzuki - ThePrintIndia, Japan cooperating in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to strengthen Quad — envoy Suzuki  ThePrint

Probe under way into links of two Sri Lankans in drug trafficking racket - The HinduProbe under way into links of two Sri Lankans in drug trafficking racket  The Hindu

What We're Watching: Saudis brace for Khashoggi report, Sri Lanka blasts UN, political unrest in Niger - GZERO MediaWhat We're Watching: Saudis brace for Khashoggi report, Sri Lanka blasts UN, political unrest in Niger  GZERO Media

Imran Khan's two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from Feb 23 - Hindustan TimesImran Khan's two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from Feb 23  Hindustan Times

Planning a trip to Sri Lanka? Here are the places you have to visit while there - VOGUE IndiaPlanning a trip to Sri Lanka? Here are the places you have to visit while there  VOGUE India

Ashantha de Mel steps down as Sri Lanka's chief selector - ESPNcricinfoAshantha de Mel steps down as Sri Lanka's chief selector  ESPNcricinfo

Mickey Arthur bemoans poor batting after second Test goes 'horribly wrong' for Sri Lanka - ESPNcricinfoMickey Arthur bemoans poor batting after second Test goes 'horribly wrong' for Sri Lanka  ESPNcricinfo

Muslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations - The GuardianMuslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations  The Guardian

In Brief: Sri Lanka's oDoc raises US$1M to offer patients holistic digital medical experience | e27 - e27In Brief: Sri Lanka's oDoc raises US$1M to offer patients holistic digital medical experience | e27  e27

Sri Lanka inflation at 3.3-pct in Feb 2021 - EconomyNextSri Lanka inflation at 3.3-pct in Feb 2021  EconomyNext

Escalating Attacks on Journalists in Sri Lanka Demand New Tack from Human Rights Council - Just SecurityEscalating Attacks on Journalists in Sri Lanka Demand New Tack from Human Rights Council  Just Security