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 - CIA World Fact Book
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In Sri Lanka, the hunt is on for alien fish in native lakes - Mongabay.comIn Sri Lanka, the hunt is on for alien fish in native lakes  Mongabay.com

Civil war didn't hurt this Sri Lankan mangrove forest, but shrimp farming might - Mongabay.comCivil war didn't hurt this Sri Lankan mangrove forest, but shrimp farming might  Mongabay.com

Sri Lanka watching northern coast to prevent refugees from India - The HinduSri Lanka watching northern coast to prevent refugees from India  The Hindu

Sri Lanka schools to reopen from Monday after over-3 month long Covid-19 lockdown - Hindustan TimesSri Lanka schools to reopen from Monday after over-3 month long Covid-19 lockdown  Hindustan Times

Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation - BBC NewsCoronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation  BBC News

Sri Lanka allows 300 guests for weddings as COVID-19 spread eases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSri Lanka allows 300 guests for weddings as COVID-19 spread eases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Sri Lanka tour was wake-up call, inspired me to lose weight during COVID-19 lockdown: Sibley - Hindustan TimesSri Lanka tour was wake-up call, inspired me to lose weight during COVID-19 lockdown: Sibley  Hindustan Times

Schools in Sri Lanka partially open after being shut for nearly three months - EdexLiveSchools in Sri Lanka partially open after being shut for nearly three months  EdexLive

Schools reopen in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSchools reopen in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

India, Sri Lanka hold talks over debt - The HinduIndia, Sri Lanka hold talks over debt  The Hindu

Bodies of Qatar triple homicide victims repatriated to Sri Lanka - News 1stBodies of Qatar triple homicide victims repatriated to Sri Lanka  News 1st

China’s role suspected, as Sri Lanka reviews role of India, Japan in Colombo Port project - Deccan HeraldChina’s role suspected, as Sri Lanka reviews role of India, Japan in Colombo Port project  Deccan Herald

Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal motor accident - The HinduSri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal motor accident  The Hindu

Sri Lanka Investigates Rebel Leader Turned Politician - Human Rights WatchSri Lanka Investigates Rebel Leader Turned Politician  Human Rights Watch

Sri Lanka extends polling time for August parliamentary elections - Outlook IndiaSri Lanka extends polling time for August parliamentary elections  Outlook India

After UAE And Sri Lanka, Now New Zealand Offers to Host IPL 2020 - India.comAfter UAE And Sri Lanka, Now New Zealand Offers to Host IPL 2020  India.com

India-China tussle: Government seeks stricter checks on Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Korea, Asean imports - Economic TimesIndia-China tussle: Government seeks stricter checks on Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Korea, Asean imports  Economic Times

Kumar Sangakkara statement sought in Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup probe: Reports - Hindustan TimesKumar Sangakkara statement sought in Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup probe: Reports  Hindustan Times

Ensure democratic space is open, ‘core group’ tells Sri Lanka - The HinduEnsure democratic space is open, ‘core group’ tells Sri Lanka  The Hindu

Sri Lanka’s most famous children’s books author Sybil Wettasinghe dies at 92 - Scroll.inSri Lanka’s most famous children’s books author Sybil Wettasinghe dies at 92  Scroll.in

Sri Lanka records revenue drop in first quarter of 2020 - News 1stSri Lanka records revenue drop in first quarter of 2020  News 1st

Lunuganga Country Estate Joins The Teardrop Hotels Collection, Sri Lanka - FTNnews.comLunuganga Country Estate Joins The Teardrop Hotels Collection, Sri Lanka  FTNnews.com

Asia Today: Sri Lanka lifts coronavirus curfew - The Associated PressAsia Today: Sri Lanka lifts coronavirus curfew  The Associated Press

Merchant vessel rescues 6 Sri Lankan fishermen - The HinduMerchant vessel rescues 6 Sri Lankan fishermen  The Hindu

Two Wealthy Sri Lankan Brothers Became Suicide Bombers. But Why? - The New York TimesTwo Wealthy Sri Lankan Brothers Became Suicide Bombers. But Why?  The New York Times

Fake 'Sri Lankan' cricket tournament in India busted - Deccan HeraldFake 'Sri Lankan' cricket tournament in India busted  Deccan Herald

With India yet to respond on debt freeze request, Sri Lanka turns to China - The HinduWith India yet to respond on debt freeze request, Sri Lanka turns to China  The Hindu

Sri Lanka: End Persecution of Journalist - Human Rights WatchSri Lanka: End Persecution of Journalist  Human Rights Watch

Delays that erode confidence in Lanka reconciliation - newagebd.netDelays that erode confidence in Lanka reconciliation  newagebd.net

Sri Lankan Trotskyists hold first online election rally - World Socialist Web SiteSri Lankan Trotskyists hold first online election rally  World Socialist Web Site

Coronavirus | 29 from Mumbai test positive in Sri Lanka - The HinduCoronavirus | 29 from Mumbai test positive in Sri Lanka  The Hindu

Sri Lanka COVID19: Welikada Prison hospital inmates test negative as officials scramble to trace infected prisoner's contacts - EconomyNextSri Lanka COVID19: Welikada Prison hospital inmates test negative as officials scramble to trace infected prisoner's contacts  EconomyNext

Fortude first from Sri Lanka to join Microsoft AI for Accessibility program - Asia News Center - MicrosoftFortude first from Sri Lanka to join Microsoft AI for Accessibility program - Asia News Center  Microsoft

Life term for UK convert who plotted Sri Lanka-type blasts - Hindustan TimesLife term for UK convert who plotted Sri Lanka-type blasts  Hindustan Times

Sri Lanka's Central Bank to develop Blockchain Technology based KYC Proof of Concept - Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka's Central Bank to develop Blockchain Technology based KYC Proof of Concept  Lanka Business Online

Sri Lanka must be vigilant about intervention : Chief Incumbent - News 1stSri Lanka must be vigilant about intervention : Chief Incumbent  News 1st

Sri Lanka Tourism lobbies for inclusion in travel corridors - ft.lkSri Lanka Tourism lobbies for inclusion in travel corridors  ft.lk

Global Startup Ecosystem Report ranks Sri Lanka as #2 global ecosystem for affordable talent - Lanka Business OnlineGlobal Startup Ecosystem Report ranks Sri Lanka as #2 global ecosystem for affordable talent  Lanka Business Online

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold second online election rally - World Socialist Web SiteSocialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold second online election rally  World Socialist Web Site

Role of foreign employment in Sri Lanka's economic revival: Challenges and opportunities - ft.lkRole of foreign employment in Sri Lanka's economic revival: Challenges and opportunities  ft.lk

Chinese policy towards Sri Lanka tells a cautionary tale - WIONChinese policy towards Sri Lanka tells a cautionary tale  WION

The New Paradigm in Sri Lanka Tourism: Exploring the untapped potential of Sri Lanka's wellness sector - adaderana.lkThe New Paradigm in Sri Lanka Tourism: Exploring the untapped potential of Sri Lanka's wellness sector  adaderana.lk

Sri Lanka trims some excess liquidity - EconomyNextSri Lanka trims some excess liquidity  EconomyNext

Sri Lanka says making progress with IMF program, budget support - EconomyNextSri Lanka says making progress with IMF program, budget support  EconomyNext

Sri Lanka Telugu community fears decline of traditional ways - Associated PressSri Lanka Telugu community fears decline of traditional ways  Associated Press

The trends and growth of Sri Lanka's e-commerce industry: an overview of Daraz e-commerce Index - adaderana.lkThe trends and growth of Sri Lanka's e-commerce industry: an overview of Daraz e-commerce Index  adaderana.lk

Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings probe is at final stages, say police - The HinduSri Lanka’s Easter bombings probe is at final stages, say police  The Hindu

VPower Group Begins Operation of 38.8MW Power Stations in Sri Lanka - Yahoo Finance AustraliaVPower Group Begins Operation of 38.8MW Power Stations in Sri Lanka  Yahoo Finance Australia

Is Sri Lanka back to normal? - ft.lkIs Sri Lanka back to normal?  ft.lk

Drug gangs behind Sri Lanka Easter bombings, president claims - The NationDrug gangs behind Sri Lanka Easter bombings, president claims  The Nation

Sri Lanka activists fear Rajapaksa government will abandon search for civil war's missing thousands - The New HumanitarianSri Lanka activists fear Rajapaksa government will abandon search for civil war's missing thousands  The New Humanitarian

Why Sri Lanka’s economy faces a painful ‘reset’ in the coming months - ThePrintWhy Sri Lanka’s economy faces a painful ‘reset’ in the coming months  ThePrint

HCL Technologies starts operations in Sri Lanka, to create over 1,500 employment opportunities - Economic TimesHCL Technologies starts operations in Sri Lanka, to create over 1,500 employment opportunities  Economic Times

Concerns grow over ‘lapses’ in Sri Lanka’s Easter attack probe - The HinduConcerns grow over ‘lapses’ in Sri Lanka’s Easter attack probe  The Hindu

Sri Lanka's return to ethnic majoritarianism - East Asia ForumSri Lanka's return to ethnic majoritarianism  East Asia Forum

Sri Lanka : Digamadulla already a hotspot for election violence - CaFFE - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Digamadulla already a hotspot for election violence - CaFFE  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka : Unilever Sri Lanka once again adjudged top 'Multinational Corporate Brand' by LMD's Brands Annual - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Unilever Sri Lanka once again adjudged top 'Multinational Corporate Brand' by LMD's Brands Annual  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka to hold general elections on August 5 - The HinduSri Lanka to hold general elections on August 5  The Hindu

Concern over ‘police brutality’ in Sri Lanka - The HinduConcern over ‘police brutality’ in Sri Lanka  The Hindu

Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed - International Cricket CouncilBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed  International Cricket Council

Sri Lanka's leading corporates believe 'work from home' is here to stay - Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka's leading corporates believe 'work from home' is here to stay  Lanka Business Online

Sri Lanka seeking billion dollar repo from New York Fed - EconomyNextSri Lanka seeking billion dollar repo from New York Fed  EconomyNext

IPL 13 likely overseas, UAE and Sri Lanka in the race to host the 2020 edition - Bangalore MirrorIPL 13 likely overseas, UAE and Sri Lanka in the race to host the 2020 edition  Bangalore Mirror

Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections : Candidates from the same party fight each other - EconomyNextSri Lanka Parliamentary Elections : Candidates from the same party fight each other  EconomyNext

Coronavirus | India’s tour of Sri Lanka not to go ahead - The HinduCoronavirus | India’s tour of Sri Lanka not to go ahead  The Hindu

Sri Lankan shares end higher as financials gain - ReutersSri Lankan shares end higher as financials gain  Reuters

Sri Lanka reopens national parks post-lockdown with strict guidelines - Mongabay.comSri Lanka reopens national parks post-lockdown with strict guidelines  Mongabay.com

Sri Lanka's musical 'choon paan' bread trucks - BBC NewsSri Lanka's musical 'choon paan' bread trucks  BBC News

2011 World Cup: Final was fixed, claims ex-Sri Lanka minister; Kumar Sangakkara demands proof - Zee News2011 World Cup: Final was fixed, claims ex-Sri Lanka minister; Kumar Sangakkara demands proof  Zee News

Sri Lanka's Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development 'Shortly': Central Bank - CoinDesk - CoinDeskSri Lanka's Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development 'Shortly': Central Bank - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Sri Lanka, Portugal and UAE omitted from 'travel corridor' list - TTGSri Lanka, Portugal and UAE omitted from 'travel corridor' list  TTG

Sri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence to prove CWC 2011 tournament was fixed - The NationSri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence to prove CWC 2011 tournament was fixed  The Nation

Sri Lankan authorities seize reporter Dharisha Bastians’ laptop in home raid - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineSri Lankan authorities seize reporter Dharisha Bastians’ laptop in home raid  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Sri Lanka holds coronavirus-proof test vote ahead of election - BBC NewsSri Lanka holds coronavirus-proof test vote ahead of election  BBC News

Sri Lanka hotels see weekend trippers, delayed weddings as Covid-19 curfews end - EconomyNextSri Lanka hotels see weekend trippers, delayed weddings as Covid-19 curfews end  EconomyNext

Sri Lanka's External Strains Set to Persist Beyond Elections - Fitch RatingsSri Lanka's External Strains Set to Persist Beyond Elections  Fitch Ratings

No Malinga in Sri Lanka's second residential camp in Kandy - The New Indian ExpressNo Malinga in Sri Lanka's second residential camp in Kandy  The New Indian Express

Fake 'Sri Lankan' cricket tournament in India! - The Daily StarFake 'Sri Lankan' cricket tournament in India!  The Daily Star

In Sri Lanka, crop-destroying insects follow the COVID-19 pandemic - Mongabay.comIn Sri Lanka, crop-destroying insects follow the COVID-19 pandemic  Mongabay.com

BBC helps Sri Lanka to revive tourism sector with free ads in June - ft.lkBBC helps Sri Lanka to revive tourism sector with free ads in June  ft.lk

UK sanctions regime is 'important new tool' - British High Commission in Sri Lanka - Tamil GuardianUK sanctions regime is 'important new tool' - British High Commission in Sri Lanka  Tamil Guardian

COVID-19: India’s tour of Sri Lanka called off - SportstarCOVID-19: India’s tour of Sri Lanka called off  Sportstar

Former Sri Lanka rebel leader condemned as 'barbaric' - Arab NewsFormer Sri Lanka rebel leader condemned as 'barbaric'  Arab News

Microsoft partners with Sri Lanka's first Education Institute dedicated to the field of applied AI, AI Academy - Asia News Center - MicrosoftMicrosoft partners with Sri Lanka's first Education Institute dedicated to the field of applied AI, AI Academy - Asia News Center  Microsoft

Asia Cup 2020: Sri Lanka is keen to host, says Ehsan Mani - SportstarAsia Cup 2020: Sri Lanka is keen to host, says Ehsan Mani  Sportstar

Sri Lanka Cricket planning to begin its Premier League in August - Zee NewsSri Lanka Cricket planning to begin its Premier League in August  Zee News

A Sri Lankan herp mystery solved: The snake species that was two - Mongabay.comA Sri Lankan herp mystery solved: The snake species that was two  Mongabay.com

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis arrested for car accident that killed cyclist - Mathrubhumi EnglishSri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis arrested for car accident that killed cyclist  Mathrubhumi English

Sri Lanka returnee confirmed with Coronavirus in Colombo home quarantine - EconomyNextSri Lanka returnee confirmed with Coronavirus in Colombo home quarantine  EconomyNext

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka Telecom contributes tech support to create online store for Sathosa - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Sri Lanka Telecom contributes tech support to create online store for Sathosa  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka tax revenues drop 26-pct up to April 2020, Rs200bn printed - EconomyNextSri Lanka tax revenues drop 26-pct up to April 2020, Rs200bn printed  EconomyNext

India evacuates 156 nationals from Sri Lanka - Deccan HeraldIndia evacuates 156 nationals from Sri Lanka  Deccan Herald

2011 Cricket World Cup: Former Sri Lankan sports minister alleges the final was fixed - TechnoSports2011 Cricket World Cup: Former Sri Lankan sports minister alleges the final was fixed  TechnoSports

Sri Lankan shares rise as economic activity picks up in May - ReutersSri Lankan shares rise as economic activity picks up in May  Reuters

IPL 2020 not happening in India! BCCI official calls UAE, Sri Lanka front-runners for season 13 - Times NowIPL 2020 not happening in India! BCCI official calls UAE, Sri Lanka front-runners for season 13  Times Now

India Is Neglecting Neighbors Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. China Is Cashing In. - Foreign PolicyIndia Is Neglecting Neighbors Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. China Is Cashing In.  Foreign Policy

Bows and arrows and complex symbolic displays 48000 years ago in the South Asian tropics - Science AdvancesBows and arrows and complex symbolic displays 48000 years ago in the South Asian tropics  Science Advances

ICC Elections : Sri Lanka Cricket declares, "ready to support Sourav Ganguly as ICC Chairman" - InsideSportICC Elections : Sri Lanka Cricket declares, "ready to support Sourav Ganguly as ICC Chairman"  InsideSport

Sri Lanka Has Been Successful in Countering COVID-19 - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersSri Lanka Has Been Successful in Countering COVID-19  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

How fear set in overnight in Sri Lanka - BBC NewsHow fear set in overnight in Sri Lanka  BBC News