-suited for wear in the hot South Asian summers. Cut-out backs and front-opening buttons are some of the features of contemporary designs. '''Ranjan Senerath Madugalle''' (born April 22, 1959, Kandy) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who became a match referee in 1993. He was educated at Trinity College, Kandy
for pristine nature & adventure seekers and white water rafting - 4 hours from Colombo * Arugam Bay - southeast coast beach town with several top surfing spots * Horton Plains - A cloud forest in the central highlands with a massive number of endangered fauna and flora and endless hikes. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
movement of the Navagrahas is considered to have a major role in influencing the fortunes of any individual. In order to mitigate the negative effects of a planet which is debilated in the birth chart or to provide more potency to a planet that is in an exalted state, believers undertake pilgrimage to designated Navagraha temples. Similarities noted in cultural exchange In the 13th century, international travelers, such as Giovanni de Piano Carpini and William of Ruysbroeck, sent back reports of Buddhism as a religion whose scriptures, doctrine, saints, monastic life, meditation practices, and rituals were comparable to those of Christianity and of Nestorian Christian communities in close proximity to traditionally Buddhist communities. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 2004, page 160 When European Christians made more direct contact with Buddhism in the early 16th century, many Catholic missionaries (e.g. Francis Xavier) sent home idyllic accounts of Buddhism. At the same time, however, Portuguese colonizers of Sri Lanka confiscated Buddhist properties across the country, with the full cooperation of the Christian missionaries. This repression of Buddhism in Sri Lanka continued during the rule of subsequently the Dutch and the English. Portuguese historian Diego de Conto reminded the Vatican that their Christian tradition of Saint Josaphat (Barlaam and Josaphat) was actually the Buddha. Daniel Hopkins ''Father and Son, East is West, the Buddhist sources to Christianity and their influence on medieval Christianity'' self published 2007 Buddhist influence on Greek culture Although Greek rulers as far as the Mediterranean are mentioned as having received Buddhist missionaries, only in Bactria and the Kabul valley did Buddhism really take root. Also, the statement in the late Buddhist chronicle of the Mahavamsa, that among the Buddhists who came to the dedication of a great Stupa in Sri Lanka in the 2nd century BCE, "were over thirty thousand monks from the vicinity of Alassada, the capital of the Yona country" is sometimes taken to suggest that long before the time of Christ, Alexandria in Egypt was the centre of flourishing Buddhist communities. Although it is true that Alassada is the Pali for Alexandria; but it is usually thought that the city meant here is not the ancient capital of Egypt, but as the text indicates, the chief city of the Yona country, the Yavana country of the rock-inscriptions: Bactria and vicinity. And so, the city referred to is most likely Alexandria of the Caucasus. Siri Gunasinghe was born in Kegalle District of Sri Lanka. He was educated at Mahinda College, Galle and University of Ceylon. Later Siri Gunasinghe became a University lecturer and taught at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where he was a professor in the Department of History in Art. Siri Gunasinghe has been living in Canada since 1970. After being forced to flee the riots in June 2004 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Axelle campaigned in July of that year in Niger with UNICEF against female circumcision and child marriages. ‘French Soul’, a first ‘Best Of’ was released with two previously unreleased songs ‘I Have A Dream’ and ‘J'ai Fait Un Rêve’, an homage to Martin Luther King. Axelle directed the two videos herself. Pregnant from a third daughter, Billie, she ended the year with a lightning visit to Sri Lanka with Unicef emergency aid for the people who had been hit so badly by the tsunami. Inter-ethnic marriages between European men and Indian women were very common during colonial times. According to the historian William Dalrymple, about one in three European men (mostly British (British people), as well as Portuguese (Portuguese people), French (French people), Dutch (Dutch people), and to a lesser extent Swedes and Danes) had Indian wives in colonial India. This was primarily because the European men came to India when they were young and there were very few white women available in India. One of the most famous intermarriages was between the Anglo-Indian (Anglo-Indians) resident James Achilles Kirkpatrick and the Hyderabadi (Hyderabad State) noblewoman and descendant of prophet Mohammed, Khair-un-Nissa. During the British East India Company's rule in India (Company rule in India) in the late 18th century and early 19th century, it was initially fairly common for British officers and soldiers to take local Indian wives. The 600,000 strong Anglo-Indian community has descended from such unions. There is also a story of an attractive Gujjar princess falling in love with a handsome English nobleman and the nobleman converted to Islam so as to marry the princess. The 65,000 strong Burgher (Burgher people) community of Sri Lanka was formed by the intermarriages of Dutch (Dutch people) and Portuguese (Portuguese people) men with local Sinhalese (Sinhalese people) and Tamil (Tamil people) women. Intermarriage also took place in Britain (United Kingdom) during the 17th to 19th centuries, when the British East India Company brought over many thousands of Indian (British Indian) scholars, ''lascars'' and workers (mostly Bengali (British Bangladeshi)) who settled down in Britain and took local British wives, some of whom went to India with their husbands. In the mid-19th century, there were around 40,000 British soldiers but less than 2,000 British officials present in India. thumb The Colombo City Town Hall in Cinnamon Gardens houses the Town Council and other municipal offices (Image:TownhallColombo.jpg) The '''Colombo Municipal Council''' is the local council (Politics of Sri Lanka#Local government structure) for Colombo, the largest city and financial centre in Sri Lanka. The council was formed in 1865 and first met in 1866. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
are neighbors of Antiochos, everywhere has Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, made provision for two types of medical treatment: medical treatment for humans and medical treatment for animals. Wherever medical herbs suitable for humans or animals are not available, I have had them imported and grown. Wherever medical roots or fruits are not available I have had them imported and grown. Along roads I have had wells dug and trees planted for the benefit of humans and animals." Edicts of Ashoka, 2nd Rock Edict The philosopher Hegesias of Cyrene, from the city of Cyrene (Cyrene, Libya) where Magas ruled in Cyrenaica, is sometimes thought to have been influenced by the teachings of Ashoka's Buddhist missionaries. "The philosopher Hegesias of Cyrene (nicknamed ''Peisithanatos'', "The advocate of death") was contemporary of Magas and was probably influenced by the teachings of the Buddhist missionaries to Cyrene and Alexandria. His influence was such that he was ultimately prohibited to teach."Jean-Marie Lafont, INALCO (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales) in "Les Dossiers d'Archéologie", No254, p.78 Sri Lanka In 2009 the Sri Lankan government was accused by some Tamils of genocidal killings committed against its Tamil population (Sri Lankan Tamil people) during the Sri Lankan Civil War. http: www.thestar.com article 580170 WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
content player 48472.html Cricinfo Profile Retrieved 20-12-2006. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman and also a capable in spin bowling, his off breaks are mostly used in the one-day arena. Dilshan won the award of Twenty20 International Performance of the Year at the 2009 ICC Awards (2009 LG ICC Awards) for his 96 off 57 balls against West Indies in the semi-final of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England. He also won man of the series trophy for his indiviual batting performances in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. Immediately after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, with Kumar Sangakkara stepping down as captain, Dilshan was appointed captain of Sri Lanka in all three formats of the game. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
; * SaskTel - operated an AMPS network in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was the third largest AMPS network, by subscribers, in the world at the time of its turndown. https: www.wirelessintelligence.com It was officially shutdown site by site starting at 00:00 on January 2, 2010 after twenty-one years of service. SaskTel continues to run CDMA and UMTS networks. * Etisalat - Sri Lanka (previously know as Celltel TIGO) - operated a Motorola TAC network in Sri
, and arose as a fully enlightened being (Buddhahood#Samyaksambuddha) (Skt. '' ''). Soon thereafter, he attracted a band of followers and instituted a monastic order (Sangha). Now, as the Buddha, he spent the rest of his life teaching the path of awakening (Dharma (Buddhism)) he had discovered, traveling throughout the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent, Keown, ''Dictionary of Buddhism'', p. 267 Skilton, ''Concise'', p. 25 ref>
Society and Economy: The Tinai Concept , Social Scientist, Vol.3 No.5 Dec., 1974 '''Palk Strait''' ( ) is a strait between the Tamil Nadu state (States and territories of India) of India and the Mannar district of the Northern Province (Northern Province, Sri Lanka) of the island nation of Sri Lanka. It connects the Bay of Bengal in the northeast with the Palk Bay and thence with the Gulf of Mannar in the southwest. ref
major transmitting sites include Guam, Bonaire, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, and Swaziland. Due to the unexpectedly strong success of the Victory Tests, the government of Australia ordered the team to delay their demobilisation. With the team raising so much money for war charities, the government directed them to travel home via India (British India) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) for further fundraising matches for the Red Cross. Perry (2005), pp. 137–138. Pollard (1988), p. 367. Egypt Tea is the national drink in Egypt, and holds a special position that even coffee cannot rival. In Egypt, tea is called "shai". The book of cities by Philip Dodd Tea packed and sold in Egypt is almost exclusively imported from Kenya and Sri Lanka. The Egyptian government considers tea a strategic crop and runs large tea plantations in Kenya. Green tea is a recent arrival to Egypt (only in the late 1990s did green tea become affordable) and is not as popular. 2 - The Ganges and its delta. 3 - The fabulous island of Taphana, sometimes interpreted as Sri Lanka or Sumatra. 4 - Rivers Indus and Tigris. Biography Bhagavan Das is a bhakti yogi, a shakta tantra adept, and teacher of Nada Yoga (Nada yoga). As a young man he was one of the first Western initiates devotees of the late Hindu holy man Neem Karoli Baba, as well as the first American (United States) to meet Kalu Rinpoche of the Shangpa Kargyupas lineage. He has received Vajra Yogini initiation from His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje of the Karma Kagyu lineage (Lineage (anthropology)) and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the 11th Trungpa Tulku. During the almost seven years he spent as a wandering ascetic in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka he received numerous initiations and teachings from living saints and sages including A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Das 1997, pg. 179 Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirtha, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Anandamoyi Ma, and Tarthang Tulku of the Dudjom Rinpoche lineage. '''Asgiriya International Stadium''', is a cricket stadium situated in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Asgiriya Stadium is the private property of Trinity College, Kandy. It is around a 10 minute walk from the centre of the city. The venue would usually be used when an international team toured Sri Lanka for a Test Match. http: www.islandcricket.lk news srilankacricket 83011128 sangakkara-regrets-asgiriya-losing-test-status Asgiriya became Sri Lanka's the second Test venue, after the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, when it hosted Greg Chappell’s Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1982–83. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
is slightly less radioactive than pitchblende, but harder to shield due its high energy gamma rays. It is common in the alluvial gem-gravels of Sri Lanka, where it occurs mostly as water worn, small, heavy, black, cubic crystals. The largest crystals are usually up to around 1.5 cm. Larger crystals, up to 6 cm, are reported from Madagascar. ; August 31 :* – Engine drivers across Sri Lanka go on strike (Strike action) protesting what has been termed
'''Sri Lanka''' ( ), Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.
Sri Lanka has a documented history that spans over 3,000 years, but there are theories to suggest that Sri Lanka had pre-historic human settlements dating back to at least 125,000 years. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist (Buddhism in Sri Lanka) writings of Sri Lanka, the Pāli Canon, dates back to the Fourth Buddhist Council in 29 BC. author Jack Maguire title Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices url http: books.google.com books?id 62KQpPX1oVkC&pg PA69 date 2001 publisher Simon and Schuster isbn 978-0-671-04188-5 page 69 quote ... the Pali Canon of Theravada is the first known collection of Buddhist writings ... The country's recent history has been marred by a thirty-year civil war (Sri Lankan Civil War) which decisively ended when Sri Lankan military defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009. Reuters Sri Lanka wins civil war, says kills rebel leaderreuters (18 May 2009). Retrieved on 18 November 2012.
Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state governed by a presidential system. The legislative capital (Capital city), Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital, and largest city, of Colombo. It is also an important producer of tea, coffee, gemstones, coconuts, rubber (Natural rubber), and the native cinnamon, the island contains tropical forests (Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests) and diverse landscapes with a high amount of biodiversity.
The country has had a long history of international engagement, as a founding member of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) and a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77 (Group of 77), and the Non-Aligned Movement. It is the only country in South Asia that is currently rated "high" on the Human Development Index.