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
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Sri Lanka's presidential election: what you need to know - The Guardian
  1. Sri Lanka's presidential election: what you need to know  The Guardian
  2. Sri Lanka's presidential election 2019: All you need to know  Al Jazeera English
  3. Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'  CNA
  4. Timeline: Sri Lanka's rocky history leading up to presidential election  Reuters
  5. Sri Lanka : GTF urges Tamils to freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Presidential Election  Colombo Page
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Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian nation to criminalise offences related to match-fixing - India Today
  1. Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian nation to criminalise offences related to match-fixing  India Today
  2. Sri Lanka tightens sports betting rules to fight cricket graft  Sportstar
  3. Sri Lanka criminalises match fixing  iGaming Business
  4. Match-fixing now a criminal offence in Sri Lanka  The New Indian Express
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PVR Cinemas makes Sri Lanka debut to redefine the movie-viewing experience - Economic TimesPVR Cinemas makes Sri Lanka debut to redefine the movie-viewing experience  Economic Times

Feature: Chinese-made train makes mountain rail travel in Sri Lanka smoother than ever - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese-made train makes mountain rail travel in Sri Lanka smoother than ever - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

PVR enters Sri Lanka with a 9-screen property - Economic TimesPVR enters Sri Lanka with a 9-screen property  Economic Times

2 death-row convicts climb jail roof to demand amnesty after Sri Lanka president pardons high-profile killer - India Today2 death-row convicts climb jail roof to demand amnesty after Sri Lanka president pardons high-profile killer  India Today

The future of asylum seekers is uncertain in Sri Lanka - Global VoicesThe future of asylum seekers is uncertain in Sri Lanka  Global Voices

On this day: Rohit Sharma's 264 outscores Sri Lanka - SportstarOn this day: Rohit Sharma's 264 outscores Sri Lanka  Sportstar

China medical team perform 100 free cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina medical team perform 100 free cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons teen's killer - BBC NewsOutrage as Sri Lanka president pardons teen's killer  BBC News

Buddhist devotees celebrate Il Full Moon Poya day in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBuddhist devotees celebrate Il Full Moon Poya day in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Creditors swoop on Sri Lanka as Great Game begins anew - The TimesCreditors swoop on Sri Lanka as Great Game begins anew  The Times

Sri Lanka ruling party presidential candidate asks opposition leader not to fuel communal hatred - Times of IndiaSri Lanka ruling party presidential candidate asks opposition leader not to fuel communal hatred  Times of India

Experience Authentic Flavours of Sri Lanka at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity - BW BusinessworldExperience Authentic Flavours of Sri Lanka at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity  BW Businessworld

Gaming in the US emits as much carbon dioxide as all of Sri Lanka - New ScientistGaming in the US emits as much carbon dioxide as all of Sri Lanka  New Scientist

Sri Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede's killer pardoned - CNASri Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede's killer pardoned  CNA

The China factor in Sri Lanka’s politics - BusinessLineThe China factor in Sri Lanka’s politics  BusinessLine

Economy Sri Lanka's Uneven Reconstruction - The DiplomatEconomy Sri Lanka's Uneven Reconstruction  The Diplomat

Sri Lanka: Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges - Human Rights WatchSri Lanka: Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges  Human Rights Watch

Sri Lanka : Commonwealth group begins observation of Sri Lankan presidential election - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Commonwealth group begins observation of Sri Lankan presidential election  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka : UNDP supports Strengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka - Colombo PageSri Lanka : UNDP supports Strengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka: SEP presidential candidate exposes pseudo-lefts' pro-capitalist program at university debate - World Socialist Web SiteSri Lanka: SEP presidential candidate exposes pseudo-lefts' pro-capitalist program at university debate  World Socialist Web Site

Sri Lanka has provided valuable case studies of successes and challenges in operationalization of IHL and Humanitarian Diplomacy – Foreign Secretary Aryasinha - Sri Lanka - ReliefWebSri Lanka has provided valuable case studies of successes and challenges in operationalization of IHL and Humanitarian Diplomacy – Foreign Secretary Aryasinha - Sri Lanka  ReliefWeb

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka Army\'s next contingent for UN peacekeeping in Mali leaves - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Sri Lanka Army\'s next contingent for UN peacekeeping in Mali leaves  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka : Sri Lankan banks facing pressure on credit profiles - Fitch Ratings - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Sri Lankan banks facing pressure on credit profiles - Fitch Ratings  Colombo Page

The second coming of a paradise island: How Sri Lanka bounced back from crisis - CNNThe second coming of a paradise island: How Sri Lanka bounced back from crisis  CNN

Sri Lanka : Central Bank to release information in Forensic Audits to public on AG\'s advice - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Central Bank to release information in Forensic Audits to public on AG\'s advice  Colombo Page

Global trafficking threat catches up to Sri Lanka’s endangered pangolins - Mongabay.comGlobal trafficking threat catches up to Sri Lanka’s endangered pangolins  Mongabay.com

How Elephant Poop Becomes Fancy Paper in Sri Lanka - Atlas ObscuraHow Elephant Poop Becomes Fancy Paper in Sri Lanka  Atlas Obscura

Sri Lanka candidate promises laws against religious 'extremism' - Al Jazeera EnglishSri Lanka candidate promises laws against religious 'extremism'  Al Jazeera English

Sri Lanka : Election Commission receives 3,729 complaints of election law violations - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Election Commission receives 3,729 complaints of election law violations  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka : Commonwealth SG visits mangrove site on the sidelines of Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference in Colombo - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Commonwealth SG visits mangrove site on the sidelines of Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference in Colombo  Colombo Page

In Presidential election, local is the national in Sri Lanka’s east - The HinduIn Presidential election, local is the national in Sri Lanka’s east  The Hindu

Serving Sri Lanka and the presidential manifestos - ft.lkServing Sri Lanka and the presidential manifestos  ft.lk

Sri Lanka: Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa extends apologies as a Cabinet Minister over Easter Sunday attacks - DoordarshanSri Lanka: Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa extends apologies as a Cabinet Minister over Easter Sunday attacks  Doordarshan

Situation Report - Sri Lanka 11th November 2019 at 1800hrs - Sri Lanka - ReliefWebSituation Report - Sri Lanka 11th November 2019 at 1800hrs - Sri Lanka  ReliefWeb

How to see the best of Sri Lanka – our expert's ultimate itinerary - Telegraph.co.ukHow to see the best of Sri Lanka – our expert's ultimate itinerary  Telegraph.co.uk

Sri Lanka bombings: spy chief lambasted in damning report - The GuardianSri Lanka bombings: spy chief lambasted in damning report  The Guardian

Chennai smog: Air quality no better on Friday; Sri Lanka, too, begins coughing - BusinessLineChennai smog: Air quality no better on Friday; Sri Lanka, too, begins coughing  BusinessLine

Sri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls - New York Daily NewsSri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls  New York Daily News

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I, Adelaide Oval: Highlights - India TodayAustralia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I, Adelaide Oval: Highlights  India Today

Sri Lanka : Sunshine Holdings opens third hydropower plant - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Sunshine Holdings opens third hydropower plant  Colombo Page

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka President says pardon to convicted killer was granted on the request of religious leaders - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Sri Lanka President says pardon to convicted killer was granted on the request of religious leaders  Colombo Page

November Lanka polls to test India's presence in southern Indian Ocean region - Economic TimesNovember Lanka polls to test India's presence in southern Indian Ocean region  Economic Times

Australia beat Sri Lanka in third Twenty20 international – as it happened - The GuardianAustralia beat Sri Lanka in third Twenty20 international – as it happened  The Guardian

Sri Lanka election: Northern Tamils know who they don’t want in power - The HinduSri Lanka election: Northern Tamils know who they don’t want in power  The Hindu

Hopeful of hosting Tests vs Sri Lanka, Pakistan invite South Africa for T20I series - India TodayHopeful of hosting Tests vs Sri Lanka, Pakistan invite South Africa for T20I series  India Today

Sri Lanka's 'debt trap' port thriving, Chinese owners claim - Nikkei Asian ReviewSri Lanka's 'debt trap' port thriving, Chinese owners claim  Nikkei Asian Review

In Brazil for BRICS summit, Modi’s mind will be on Maharashtra and eyes on Sri Lanka - ThePrintIn Brazil for BRICS summit, Modi’s mind will be on Maharashtra and eyes on Sri Lanka  ThePrint

This video shows a Sri Lankan ruling party MP referring to the national anthem, but he did not suggest singing it in Arabic - AFP FactcheckThis video shows a Sri Lankan ruling party MP referring to the national anthem, but he did not suggest singing it in Arabic  AFP Factcheck

Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Headlines - Print Edition Relics found from Kelani River on display - Daily MirrorSri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Headlines - Print Edition Relics found from Kelani River on display  Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka presidential election: TNA endorses Sajith Premadasa - The HinduSri Lanka presidential election: TNA endorses Sajith Premadasa  The Hindu

Strengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka - Lanka Business OnlineStrengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka  Lanka Business Online

Heavy rains for Colombo after 1pm – Met. Department - News 1stHeavy rains for Colombo after 1pm – Met. Department  News 1st

The End of Sri Lankan Democracy? | by Brahma Chellaney - Project SyndicateThe End of Sri Lankan Democracy? | by Brahma Chellaney  Project Syndicate

Elephant dies of 'exhaustion' from carrying tourists in Sri Lanka - Fox NewsElephant dies of 'exhaustion' from carrying tourists in Sri Lanka  Fox News

Sri Lanka nominated for destination of the year award in UK for technology: SLASSCOM - Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka nominated for destination of the year award in UK for technology: SLASSCOM  Lanka Business Online

Sri Lanka removed from FATF's Grey List - India TodaySri Lanka removed from FATF's Grey List  India Today

India looks to provide overhead power connection to Sri Lanka - LivemintIndia looks to provide overhead power connection to Sri Lanka  Livemint

Sri Lanka bombings: Forgiving and fighting to recover - BBC NewsSri Lanka bombings: Forgiving and fighting to recover  BBC News

Pakistan hope to host full-strength Sri Lanka team for Test series - India TodayPakistan hope to host full-strength Sri Lanka team for Test series  India Today

Huawei's foldable phone, Singles' Day and Sri Lanka votes - Nikkei Asian ReviewHuawei's foldable phone, Singles' Day and Sri Lanka votes  Nikkei Asian Review

Sri Lanka : Over 60,000 police officers, 8,000 CDF deployed to provide security to Presidential elections - Colombo PageSri Lanka : Over 60,000 police officers, 8,000 CDF deployed to provide security to Presidential elections  Colombo Page

Australia vs Sri Lanka: David Warner wins hearts by gifting youngster his gloves - India TodayAustralia vs Sri Lanka: David Warner wins hearts by gifting youngster his gloves  India Today

Elephant collapses and dies at popular tourist resort in Sri Lanka - Metro.co.ukElephant collapses and dies at popular tourist resort in Sri Lanka  Metro.co.uk

2 years after Sri Lanka players vomitted, Bangladesh set to face 'baptism by air' in Delhi - India Today2 years after Sri Lanka players vomitted, Bangladesh set to face 'baptism by air' in Delhi  India Today

England to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in March 2020 - India TodayEngland to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in March 2020  India Today

Opinion: Ban on tobacco cultivation: A blessing in disguise for Sri Lankan farmers - Lanka Business OnlineOpinion: Ban on tobacco cultivation: A blessing in disguise for Sri Lankan farmers  Lanka Business Online

Sri Lanka's private credit up in September 2019 - EconomyNextSri Lanka's private credit up in September 2019  EconomyNext

Fairfax Strengthens Its Commitment to Sri Lanka - Daily MirrorFairfax Strengthens Its Commitment to Sri Lanka  Daily Mirror

Champion County match: Essex to play MCC in Sri Lanka in March - BBC NewsChampion County match: Essex to play MCC in Sri Lanka in March  BBC News

Lasith Malinga to lead Sri Lanka T20 squad for 3-match series vs Australia - India TodayLasith Malinga to lead Sri Lanka T20 squad for 3-match series vs Australia  India Today

Sri Lanka's First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum to Open in December - ArtforumSri Lanka's First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum to Open in December  Artforum

WTM London 2019 - Biggest ever promotion for Sri Lanka Tourism - adaderana.lkWTM London 2019 - Biggest ever promotion for Sri Lanka Tourism  adaderana.lk

Samantha Fore’s Roving Pop-Up Is Hooking Americans on Sri Lankan Food - Bon AppetitSamantha Fore’s Roving Pop-Up Is Hooking Americans on Sri Lankan Food  Bon Appetit

Australia start pursuit of maiden T20 World Cup trophy with series vs Sri Lanka and Pakistan - India TodayAustralia start pursuit of maiden T20 World Cup trophy with series vs Sri Lanka and Pakistan  India Today

UAE Embassy issues fresh travel warning for Sri Lanka - Gulf NewsUAE Embassy issues fresh travel warning for Sri Lanka  Gulf News

Sara Ali Khan kicks up a storm on Sri Lankan holiday with BFFs. All pics here - India TodaySara Ali Khan kicks up a storm on Sri Lankan holiday with BFFs. All pics here  India Today

Lasith Malinga Back to Lead Sri Lanka for Australia T20Is - News18Lasith Malinga Back to Lead Sri Lanka for Australia T20Is  News18

There is an answer to the world’s deadliest human-elephant conflict - New ScientistThere is an answer to the world’s deadliest human-elephant conflict  New Scientist

Elephant collapses and dies of 'exhaustion' in Sri Lanka - Daily MailElephant collapses and dies of 'exhaustion' in Sri Lanka  Daily Mail

Tamil groups place their demands ahead of presidential elections in Sri Lanka - The HinduTamil groups place their demands ahead of presidential elections in Sri Lanka  The Hindu

Request to void CoA ruling on Gota’s citizenship issue - News 1stRequest to void CoA ruling on Gota’s citizenship issue  News 1st

Key LTTE member arrested in Sri Lanka, arms cache recovered - The Star OnlineKey LTTE member arrested in Sri Lanka, arms cache recovered  The Star Online

'My lifestyle is different to some other Sri Lankan players. That doesn't mean I'm a bad person' | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfo'My lifestyle is different to some other Sri Lankan players. That doesn't mean I'm a bad person' | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Select Dugout: Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara on Rishabh Pant's wicket-keeping skills - FirstpostSelect Dugout: Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara on Rishabh Pant's wicket-keeping skills  Firstpost

Ryan Harris, Mike Hussey join Australia support staff for Sri Lanka, Pakistan series - India TodayRyan Harris, Mike Hussey join Australia support staff for Sri Lanka, Pakistan series  India Today

Australia Captain Aaron Finch Battling to be Fit for Sri Lanka T20s - News18Australia Captain Aaron Finch Battling to be Fit for Sri Lanka T20s  News18

Under-19 World Cup: India to begin title defence against Sri Lanka - SportstarUnder-19 World Cup: India to begin title defence against Sri Lanka  Sportstar

Australia crushed the world’s best, but is there a weak link? Burning questions - Fox SportsAustralia crushed the world’s best, but is there a weak link? Burning questions  Fox Sports

Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Headlines - Print Edition I exchanged 42 letters with Prabhakaran - Daily MirrorSri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Headlines - Print Edition I exchanged 42 letters with Prabhakaran  Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka: The best things to see and do in Kandy - New Zealand HeraldSri Lanka: The best things to see and do in Kandy  New Zealand Herald

Live T20 scores: Australia versus Sri Lanka - Sydney Morning HeraldLive T20 scores: Australia versus Sri Lanka  Sydney Morning Herald

Live T20 international: Australia vs Sri Lanka at the MCG - Sydney Morning HeraldLive T20 international: Australia vs Sri Lanka at the MCG  Sydney Morning Herald

PCB asks Sri Lanka to share expenses for a Test series in UAE - Times of IndiaPCB asks Sri Lanka to share expenses for a Test series in UAE  Times of India

ICC takes cheeky dig at Rohit Sharma on five-year anniversary of his world record 264 against Sri L... - Hindustan TimesICC takes cheeky dig at Rohit Sharma on five-year anniversary of his world record 264 against Sri L...  Hindustan Times

Australia v Sri Lanka T20 series: TV channel, schedule, team news - All you need to know - The CricketerAustralia v Sri Lanka T20 series: TV channel, schedule, team news - All you need to know  The Cricketer

Ashton Turner Eager to Make Presence Felt Against Pakistan & Sri Lanka - News18Ashton Turner Eager to Make Presence Felt Against Pakistan & Sri Lanka  News18

Sri Lanka Air Force helicopters used for election work - Colombo GazetteSri Lanka Air Force helicopters used for election work  Colombo Gazette

Inadvertent release of Sri Lankan nationals: HC directs TN govt to take action against investigating offi - Times of IndiaInadvertent release of Sri Lankan nationals: HC directs TN govt to take action against investigating offi  Times of India