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  Sri Lanka - Gurupedia
As Ceylon it became independent in 1948; in 1972 its name was changed to Sri Lanka and the capital was moved to Kotte.
The island of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, lies within the Indian Ocean, with the Bay of Bengal to the northeast, separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
The Sri Lankan climate is tropical and characterised by
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  Sri Lanka - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Sri Lankan climate is tropical, characterized by monsoons: the northeast monsoon lasting from December to March, and the southwest monsoon from June to October.
The northern and eastern portions of the island are considerably drier, lying in the rain shadow of the central highlands.
Sri Lanka is historically famous for its cinnamon and tea (introduced by the British in the 19th century).
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 Sri Lanka Resource Center - sri lanka map
Mahinda Rajapakse was nominated as the SLFP candidate and quotes for the sri lanka tsunami from the aftermath former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was nominated as the UNP candidate.
Its forests are tsunami sri lanka amongs the most floristically rich in Asia sri lanka culture and for some faunal groups, it has the highest density of species diversity in the world.
The GDP grew at an where is sri lanka average annual rate of 5.5 percent during the early 1990s, until a drought and a deteriorating security situation lowered growth to 3.8 percent in 1996.
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 Local Government in Asia and the Pacific - Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island situated close to the southeastern tip of the Indian subcontinent.
The local government system in Sri Lanka was greatly influenced by the British during their colonial rule, particularly during the later part of the British rule (from 1865 to 1948).
Establishment of municipal councils for the cities of Colombo and Kandy in 1865 and for Galle in 1866;
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 sociology - Category:Lists of cities
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 Sri Lanka may recall retired senior police officers to help control spiraling violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sri Lanka - 's government may call 10 senior retired policemen back into service to help control surging violence that many fear could lead to renewed war between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Sri Lanka - 's National Police Commission will interview the 10 retired officers, along with active duty police, before making a decision on the move, which is aimed at quelling violence by the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Sri Lanka stepped up security on public transport across the country after two weekend bomb attacks killed 21 passengers and wounded about 120, police said.
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 Sri Lanka travel guide - Wikitravel
Sri Lanka, [1] formerly known as Ceylon, is in Southern Asia.
The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India.
Sri Lanka has an extensive railway system serving all major towns and cities in the island except for the North and the East.
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 Sri Lanka News - Breaking World Sri Lanka News - The New York Times
Sri Lanka has a generally warm subtropical climate; the average lowland temperature is 80°F (27°C), but humidity is high.
The population of Sri Lanka is composed mainly (about 75%) of Sinhalese, who are Theravada Buddhists; Hindu Tamils make up a large minority (some 18%), and there are smaller groups of Muslim Moors, Burghers (descendants of Dutch and Portuguese colonists), and Eurasians (descended from British colonists).
Sri Lanka's coastal areas, especially in the south and east, were devastated by the Dec., 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami that was caused by an earthquake off NW Sumatra.
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 Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Cities
While you're in Sri Lanka, there are a few cities that are significant in the island's historical and cultural heritage that you must see.
The Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka's finest museum, is a grand colonial building that houses many of the island's historical treasures, such as 4000 archaic palm leaf manuscripts, rock sculptures from ancient cities and royal weapons of Sri Lankan kings.
Sri Lanka's religious diversity can be seen immediately as you drive through Colombo, with its colourful mosques and hindu temples, opulent Buddhists temples, and grand Churches.
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 Kumuka Worldwide - Asia - Adventure Tours to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon was a British colony for more than a century, it gained independence in 1948 and is now a Republic with a linguistically and religiously diverse population.
Traditionally Sri Lanka was the home to two main cultures, the Sinhalese and the Tamil but since British colonial rule and in more recent times, particularly in urban areas, Sri Lanka has developed under a western influence.
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the ancient city of Sigiriya, the golden Temple of Dambulla, the sacred city of Anuradhapura and the sacred city of Kandy.
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 World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka
This sacred city was established around a cutting from the tree of enlightenment, the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns.
Sinharaja is a tropical lowland rain forest in Sri Lanka.
This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815.
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 Sri Lanka Travel Guide
Modern Sri Lanka has experienced indigenous terrorism, particularly in the north of the island and the metropolis of Colombo city, but the beautiful beaches and towns of the south and southeast coast have been unaffected.
Anyone travelling to Sri Lanka is advised to acquaint themselves with the current political and security situation before embarking on their visit.
Sri Lanka offers leisure and pleasure opportunities at a gentle pace; this is no package holiday destination but rather one to be savoured by discerning travellers who enjoy discovering their own diversions.
www.cheapflights.co.uk /travelguide/Sri-Lanka/Index.html   (1137 words)

 IUCN - Sri Lanka Country Office
Emergency work was undertaken with three teams from IUCN visiting the Southern region of Sri Lanka from the 27th of December to the 1st of January to distribute relief aid, and make some preliminary observations on the status of the environment following the Tsunami.
In response to a request by the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security and Law and Order, IUCN Sri Lanka prepared a Concept Note for a project to establish teams to rapidly demarcate priority sections of the coastline.
IUCN Sri Lanka conducted a rapid assessment on terrestrial coastal ecosystems within a 27-kilometre stretch in the Southern province of Sri Lanka.
www.iucn.org /places/srilanka/iucnnew/TsunamiResponce.htm   (698 words)

 Sri lanka Web Site
An 18th Century English writer had Sri Lanka in mind when he coined the word "serendipity" - the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident.
Sri Lanka(Ceylon), is an experience of an lifetime.
Add to this the unbridled hospitality of the Sri Lankan people, and the country truly becomes a traveler's pradise, a "serendipitous" pleasure.
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 Sri Lanka Travel Guide - Travellerspoint
For the tourist, this doesn't mean that Sri Lanka should be erased from the potentials list for this year's holiday; it does, however, mean that some areas of Sri Lanka are to be avoided.
This is the highest plateau in Sri Lanka and was declared as a National Park in 1988.
Sri Lanka is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a history going back over 10 000 years.
www.travellerspoint.com /guide/Sri_Lanka   (502 words)

 Cultural Triangle Sri Lanka, Ancient Cities Sri Lanka
The ancient city of Anuradhapura, lying to the North West of the modern town and 2 hours from Dambulla, was once the greatest monastic city of the ancient word.
The sacred Bodhi Tree “Sri Maha Bodhi”- the oldest known in the World- a cutting of the tree in India where the Buddha achieved enlightenment- is central to the buildings and religious awareness.
Palaces and temples too numerous to list are there to be explored and revered.
www.boutiquesrilanka.com /regions_cultural_triangle_ancient_cities_overview.php   (738 words)

 Sri Lanka: Human Rights and the Peace Process (Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper, July 2002)
In February, the Civil Rights Movement of Sri Lanka was among the first organizations to suggest that the parties should look to the example of the El Salvador peace process of 1990 for guidance.
Sri Lankan human rights defenders expressed alarm in May at news that the government planned to wind up the missing persons unit of the Attorney General's office and the "disappearance" investigation unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Human rights defenders in Sri Lanka, who had long sought a way to convince both sides to uphold human rights and to permit independent monitoring were disappointed that the MOU failed to acknowledge key human rights problems faced by civilians, such as the LTTE's aggressive recruitment of child soldiers.
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 CNN.com - Melbourne, Vancouver top city list - Oct. 4, 2002
Melbourne and Vancouver are the best cities in the world for expatriates to live in, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Japanese cities of Osaka and Tokyo were the highest rated in Asia in equal 21st spot.
The Pakistani port city of Karachi received the second highest hardship rating of 74, the Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai scored 62 and 57 respectively, while the Indonesian capital Jakarta polled a high 56 coming in 119th place.
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 Sri Lanka; The Land and Its Macaques
Sri Lanka (known as "Ceylon" in the past) is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
Sri Lanka is essentially a forest country and there are many monkey troops.
Sri Lanka's overall population density is comparatively high for an agricultural nation.
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 Sri Lanka Hotels, The list of hotels in Sri Lanka @ hotelonlinebooking.com
The left menu is a list of the featured cities in Sri Lanka.
There are total 1 location in Sri Lanka listed here.
If the hotel city is not displayed here, you can input your city name into the form on the right side and the hotels in that city will be displayed immediately.
www.hotelonlinebooking.com /sri-lanka-list   (126 words)

 Sri Lanka - Ceylon - Serendib - Ilankai - Sri Lanka Tourism - Asia
Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
Occupied 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.
Terrain: Coastal plains in the northern third of country; hills and mountains in south-central Sri Lanka rise to 2 133 meters (7 000 ft.).
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 travelsrilanka - Galle Sri Lanka's Gateway to Asia - Sri Lanka
The city's remarkable continuity as an entrepot, its distinctive colonial heritage, and its blaze of glory as a major port during the 19th century, make it one of Sri Lanka's most historically profound cities.
Situated on the southern seaboard of Sri Lanka, Galle first rose to prominence at the dawn of navigation as a natural focal point on the ancient sea routes between the Middle East and the Orient.
One of the city's greatest honours was receiving Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert, on his visit to Ceylon in May 1870.
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 Sri Lanka Vacation Rentals Sri Lanka Rentals GreatRentals.com
Separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is a majestic island where cultural attractions abound and pristine beaches take center stage.
Some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka can be found along the East Coast as guests of Trincomalee vacation rentals head to Nilaweli and Uppuveli for a day of sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming in the calm waters off these pristine, white sandy beaches.
Sri Lanka is a country that is filled to the brim with wondrous sights and gorgeous beaches that will most certainly occupy and entertain even the most discerning adventurer.
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 Lesson Learned from ... Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka as in other parts of Asia, human rights education is undertaken by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in both the nonformal (community-based) and formal (school-based) sectors.
In-depth interviews with human rights education practitioners and activists reveal that they see their activities as a process of teaching human rights concepts and values to the general public to arm it against violations.
Sri Lanka initiated its human rights education in schools as early as 1983 through the efforts of the Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF).
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 travelsrilanka - Enchanting Ella - Sri Lanka
There are so many attractive places in Sri Lanka’s mountain heartland that provide the perfect antidote to those travellers temporarily weary of beautiful beaches, awesome national parks, and magnificent archaeological ruins.
This cave is remarkable because it is associated with the romantic legend of Rama and Sita, from the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana.
King Ravana of Sri Lanka, the villain of the poem, abducted the beautiful Princess Sita after defeating her husband Prince Rama of India.
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 Volunteer in Sri Lanka: Volunteer Work Abroad, Sri Lankan International Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteers in the Sri Lanka project offer English teaching programs in Embilipitiya, a rural town located 180 km from the capital city of Sri Lanka, where the youths, mostly between the ages of 2 and 6, have been seeking help to improve their knowledge of...
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country that has been run by the Portuguese, Dutch and eventually the British.
A popular destination of eco-tourists in Sri Lanka, our elephant orphanages are designed to feed, nurse, and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers.
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 Sri Lanka: Travel Tips
The most common mode of transport in Sri Lanka is a three-wheeled automobile, commonly called a "three-wheeler" or a "tuk-tuk".
Sri Lankan Airlines introduced an Air taxi service around the island, which gives you a unique way to enjoy Sri Lanka's rich, scenic views.
Cotton garments are ideal as Sri Lanka is a tropical island.
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 Image:Flag of Sri Lanka.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Sri Lankan News.Net
One of Trevor Bayliss' first Test tasks as Sri Lanka's coach is figuring out a way to ruin the re-entry of a player he worked hard with to earn a full-time Australian spot.
Seven Tamil Tigers and a soldier were killed in fresh fighting in northern Sri Lanka, the military said on Monday, hours before the funeral of the rebels' political wing chief.
Sri Lankan News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
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