Sri Lanka

What is Sri Lanka known for?


series sports

, sometimes internationally. In Kabaddi, raiders cross a dividing line to try to tag defenders, while continuously chanting "kabbadi" on one breath while over the line. It is included in the Asian Games


home record

Olcott 2000, the Indian team underwent major improvements with the appointment of John Wright (cricketer) John Wright as India's first ever foreign coach. India maintained their unbeaten home record against Australia in Test series after defeating them in 2001. The series was famous for the Kolkata Test match, in which India became only the third team in the history of Test cricket to win a Test match after following on. Australian


picturesque landscape

; ), meaning "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light", is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Since the 1970s, the population composition has changed


stories articles

: www.jimrogers.com content stories articles india.html "India" . - JimRogers.com. In 2008 Rogers endorsed Ron Paul for President of the United States. http: www.youtube.com watch?v MK3aVikBUdM Bengoechea and his partner, interior designer Nate Berkus, were vacationing in Sri Lanka when the 2004 Asian tsunami (2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami) hit. Both were in their hotel room discussing what they would do for the day when


education scientific

: www.languagescom.gov.lk about_us.htm title Official Languages Commission The Constitution defines English (English language) as the link language. English is widely used for education, scientific and commercial purposes. Members of the Burgher (Burgher people) community speak variant forms of Portuguese Creole and Dutch with varying proficiency, while members of the Malay community speak a form of Creole (Creole language) Malay (Sri Lanka Malay) that is unique


time helping

Since 1998 Rhodes Scholarships have been granted to Bangladesh. Charity Bayern has been known to be involved with charitable ventures for a long time, helping other football clubs in financial disarray as well as ordinary people in misery. In the wake of the 2004 Tsunami (2004 Indian Ocean earthquake) the "FC Bayern – Hilfe e.V." was founded, a foundation that aims to concentrate the social engagements of the club.


prominent+education

South Africa in the final VB Series round robin match at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart, on 7 February 2006. This performance ensured Sri Lanka's place in the finals against Australia (Australian cricket team). footnotes '''Sir William Ivor Jennings''' (Sinhala (Sinhala language):ශ්‍රිමත් අයිවර් ජෙන්නින්ග්ස්) KBE (Order of the British Empire), (16 May 1903 - 19 December 1965) was a British (United Kingdom) lawyer and academic. He was a prominent education educator


history publications

. ''Pitcher-Plants of Borneo''. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu. As the Soviet-bloc economies gradually entered into stagnation in the 1970s, Balkan continued growing apace. By the mid late 70s, it was carrying three million passengers a year: more than any Soviet-bloc airline other than some Directorates of Aeroflot. The fleet comprised aforementioned types plus An-12s for cargo (since late 1969) and Yak-40 regional jets for short-haul routes (since


people fighting

Provincial Education Department . There had not been political parties in the Maldives since 1952. The MDP initially submitted its registration on February 24, 2001. Although the Maldivian Constitution allows political parties to operate, the MDP's application was rebuffed. After the people fighting for their rights on the street and the death of Evan Naseem, MDP declared its existence in exile from Sri Lanka on November 10, 2003. Initially, it was formed by a group of 42 people, which included members of parliament, a former cabinet minister (Political minister) and leading businessmen. Members on its first general council were elected on February 13, 2004. Although the MDP was not recognized by the Maldivian government, it began operating in Maldives on April 30, 2005. - WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka


unconventional taking

. Style Lehmann’s batting technique was quite unconventional; taking guard outside leg stump, and, just before a ball was bowled, stepping back and across toward and sometimes past off stump. This peculiar technique meant that if the ball was short in pitch, he did not need to step back any further. Lehmann was noted for his play against spin, and was a useful left-arm orthodox spinner himself, as evidenced by his match figures of 6 92 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2004. He

Sri Lanka

'''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.

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