there by Sri Lankan government forces during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Brogan, Patrick, ''The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945'', New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 0-679-72033-2, pp. 230-231. Five Mirage 2000 fighters escort the An-32s, but the Indian aircraft meet no opposition. * June 21 – Air France pilot Partick Fourticq and friend Henri Pescarolo once again enter the record books, completing an around-the-world flight aboard a Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar in 88 hours 19 minutes. Distribution and habitat Jungle cats are largely oriental in distribution and found in Egypt, West (West Asia) and Central Asia, but also in South Asia, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. In India they are the most common small cats among the felidae found there. Mukherjee, S., Groves, C. (2007) ''Geographic variation in jungle cat (Felis chaus Schreber, 1777) (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae) body size: is competition responsible?'' Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 163–172. Kumble was appointed the captain of the Indian Test cricket team on 8 November 2007. Cricinfo – Kumble to captain in Test series against Pakistan His first assignment as captain was the three-test home series against Pakistan that India won 1–0. Then he led the Indian Test team on its tour to Australia for the 2007–08 four-test series of The Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Border-Gavaskar Trophy) that India lost 1–2. Kumble succeeded his state team mate Rahul Dravid, who resigned as the captain in September 2007. Cricinfo – Dravid resigns as India captain Since his debut in international cricket on 25 April 1990, he has taken 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. Although often criticised as not a big turner (Spin bowling) of the ball, WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
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, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, South Africa, Switzerland, UAE, Faroe Islands, Vietnam, Cambodia, Norway, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Sweden. They have also traveled to Hollywood for recording part of their debut album, to Spain, Finland and Germany to attend interviews, and to the UK to shoot a video. In Asia, MLTR are one of the few artists to have played more than once in a country and to have still sustained an audience turn-out comparable to that of their earlier appearances. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
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the school level he has been awarded as the state best speaker at many time and his college days were to witness much more honors.He entitled six years continuous best speaker of Kerala University. He was crowned with the most coveted 'Kalaprathibha' during 1993. During his college times he started a rapid speaking performance in the All India Radio regularly and that assigned him the title "oru nimisham pradeep". joined in the govt service at the age of 20 and left the job very soon by becoming grandmaster through the most famous reverse quiz 'Aswamedham' in Kairali TV. That show went on air for 1500 episodes and he was invited by Star TV to perform the same in Tamil and Kannada. He has won 1283 awards so far. Some are entry in Limca book of world records, K Balakrishnan award, P Kesavadev award, Mini screen star of the year award and much more. For the last two years he has been doing his programmes in six channels in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. After recognizing his caliber and capability, International Tamil University came forward with a D-lit degree to honor him on behalf of the Tamil People. Memory wizard title 2010 by the United Nations Organisation, Srilanka is another major title which came to his way. Kerala has become fortunate to bring back the oratory and intellectual genius to Malayalam TV by his current hit program ' Vachakaraja' in Surya TV airing on every Saturday at 10pm. Recently he has been declared as the ' suvarnaprathibha' award winner by the ABC cultural trust. The India today magazine has featured him as one of the 10 great media men in the last 20 years history of Kerala. Most recently The Asian Television Organisation announced him as the Most Influential Asian Television Personality. Y's man PWAF grand master Dr.G S Pradeep is the president of Trivandrum pearls. His latest venture was Rananganam in Jai Hind channel which comprises three stages. Mr.SASI THAROOR MP had been the best candidate in that show.He is also the quiz master of 'Kerala University Youth Festival Quiz Competition ' and 'Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival Quiz Competition' for recent consecutive years. The '''University of Kelaniya''' ( WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
Moog , emax sampler (E-mu Emax), basso profundo (Bass (voice type)), polk salad (Pokeweed) * Sarah Cracknell - vocals, Sri Lanka, macca keyring * Ian Catt - guitar, keyboard programming, whistling jack (John O'Neill (musician)) In 2006 the airline retired Tupolev Tu154M (Tupolev Tu-154). In 2007 after the work with Virgin Group and gained experience '''BH Air''' take participation in creation of new airline in Sri Lanka
written non-fiction works and novels for children. He is also noted for his role in founding the ''Asia Literary Review'', the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Man Asian Literary Prize, and was the chairman of the judges of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award in 2008.
இலக்கியம் ) refers to the literature in the Tamil language. Tamil literature has a rich and long literary tradition spanning more than two thousand years. The oldest extant works show signs of maturity indicating an even longer period of evolution. Contributors to the Tamil literature are mainly from Tamil people from South India, including the land now comprising Tamil Nadu, kerala, Sri Lankan Tamils (Sri Lankan Tamil people) from Sri Lanka, and from Tamil diaspora. Also, there have been notable contributions from European authors. The history of Tamil literature follows the history of Tamil Nadu, closely following the social, political and cultural trends of various periods. The early Sangam (Sangam Literature) literature, starting from the period of 2nd century BCE, contain anthologies of various poets dealing with many aspects of life, including love, war, social values and religion. This was followed by the early epics and moral literature, authored by Hindu, Jain (Tamil Jain) and Buddhist authors, lasting up to the 5th century CE. From the 6th to 12th century CE, the Tamil devotional poems written by Nayanmars (sages of Shaivism) and (Alvars, sages of Vaishnavism) heralded the great Bhakti movement which later engulfed the entire Indian subcontinent. It is during this era that some of the grandest of Tamil literary classics like Kambaramayanam and Periya Puranam were authored and many poets were patronized by the imperial Chola and Pandya empires. The later medieval period saw many assorted minor literary works and also contributions by a few Muslim and European authors. By having the most ancient non-Sanskritized Indian literature, Tamil literature is unique and thus has become the subject of study by scholars who wish to delineate the non-Aryan and pre-Aryan strands in Indian culture. Sivathamby, K (December 1974) Early South Indian Society and Economy: The Tinai Concept, Social Scientist, Vol.3 No.5 Dec., 1974 '''Palk Strait''' ( WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
by American cruise operator Zegrahm Expeditions. The line plans four voyages that stop in Sri Lanka in 2011. Get around Sri Lanka is rapidly expanding its infrastructure and public transport services, making independent travel easier over time. As of now, however, many roads are still thoroughly potholed and at times terrifying due to local driving traditions. Together
of British Malaya, though this was cancelled after the surrender of Japan. She remained at Singapore, supporting local operations until returning to the UK in April 1946 to be decommissioned. All of India up to about 2500 m in the Himalayas; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh; Burma; Indonesia and most of Southeast Asia, Philippines. Four geographical races differ somewhat in colour. In Sri Lanka, race ''egregia
'''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.