Sri Lanka

What is Sri Lanka known for?


big rock

significantly embraced the use of war elephants. Sri Lankan history records indicate elephants were used as mounts for kings leading their men in the battle field, Sri Lankan Elephants with individual mounts being recorded in history. The elephant Kandula was King Dutugamunu's mount and Maha Pambata, 'Big Rock', the mount of King Elara during their historic encounter on the battlefield in 200 BC, for example.<


single+fishing

with fishponds. Melisch, R., Asmoro, P. B., Lubis, I. R. and Kusumawardhani, L. (1996) ''Distribution and status of the Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus rhizophoreus Sody, 1936) in West Java, Indonesia (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae)''. Faunistische Abhandlungen. Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 20 (17): 311–319 In March 2003, a single fishing cat was camera trapped in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, northern Cambodia. Rainy, H. J., Kong, K. (2010) ''A fishing cat observation from northern Cambodia''. Cat News 52: 8–9. In January 2008, their presence was confirmed in Botum-Sakor National Park, southwest Cambodia. Royan, A. (2009) ''Confirmation of the endangered fishing cat in Botum-Sakor National Park, Cambodia''. Cat News 51: 10–11. Populations have also been documented in Thailand. Cutter, P., Cutter, P. (2010) ''Recent sightings of fishing cats in Thailand''. Cat News 51: 12–13. - Countries WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka


character combining

character combining in his person...two conquests' of ancient Sri Lanka. '''Prince Vijaya''' (Sinhala (Sinhala language):විජය කුමරු) was the first recorded King of Sri Lanka mentioned in the ancient Sri Lankan Pali chronicles. His reign is traditionally dated to 543 BC – 505 BC. The Mahavamsa - The Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka The primary source for his life-story is the Mahavamsa. It is inevitably difficult, given the dearth

of sources, to separate fact from legend in Vijaya's life, and as H. W. Codrington puts it, 'It is possible and even probable that Vijaya (`The Conqueror') himself is a composite character combining in his person...two conquests' of ancient Sri Lanka. As per Sri Lanka history Mahavamsa, written around 400 AD by the monk Nagasena, using the Dipavamsa and Sinhala Attakatha as sources, correlates well with Indian histories of the period. Ceylon before colonization by Prince


rich artistic

influenced by its rich history (History of Sri Lanka), diversity, and religious beliefs. The country has a rich artistic tradition, embracing the fine arts, including music, dance, and visual arts. Sri Lankan lifestyle is reflected in the cuisine, festivals, and sports. South Indian (South Indian culture) influences are visible in many aspects. There is also some influences from colonization by the Dutch (Netherlands), the Portuguese (Portugal) and the United Kingdom British


ancient+style

. right thumb A Chakravati wears a ''pancha'' in an ancient style. First century BCE CE. Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh (Image:Chakravatin.JPG). Musee Guimet The Pancha is considered formal wear all over the country. In addition to all government and traditional family functions, the Pancha is also considered acceptable at country clubs and at other establishments that enforce strict formal dress codes. The same is true across the Indian subcontinent, particularly in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


famous construction

. His most famous construction is the Parakrama Samudra, WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka


history diversity

influenced by its rich history (History of Sri Lanka), diversity, and religious beliefs. The country has a rich artistic tradition, embracing the fine arts, including music, dance, and visual arts. Sri Lankan lifestyle is reflected in the cuisine, festivals, and sports. South Indian (South Indian culture) influences are visible in many aspects. There is also some influences from colonization by the Dutch (Netherlands), the Portuguese (Portugal) and the United Kingdom British


Silverberg

, distorted accounts of the Saint Thomas Christians and the Nestorian Church gave rise to the European legend of Prester John. # Silverberg, Robert (1996). ''The Realm of Prester John'', pp. 29–34. Ohio University Press. ISBN 1-84212-409-9. Rae has also become involved with international issues in recent years. In 2002 and 2003, as chair of the Forum of Federations he helped oversee constitutional discussions between the government of Sri Lanka and Tamil Tiger rebels


location main

name about Sri Lanka, from the early part of the 1980s, was facing an increasingly violent


extensive biography

: www.shazuli.com Fassiyatush , found largely in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The Darqawi branch is found mostly in Morocco and the Alawiyya (Ahmad al-Alawi) (no connection to the Turkish or Syrian Alawi or Alevi groups) which originated in Algeria is now found the world over, particularly in Syria, Jordan, France and among many English-speaking communities. British scholar, Martin Lings wrote an extensive biography of the founder of this branch, Ahmad al-Alawi, entitled 'A Sufi Saint of the 20th century' (ISBN 0-946621-50-0) Fassiyya Fassiyatush shadhili sufi order was established by Qutbul Ujud Ghouthuz Zamaaninaa Ash Sheikh Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Mas'ood bin Abdur Rahman Al Makki Al Magribi Al Fassi Ash Shadhili (Imam Fassi) (Imam Fassi) who was a Moroccan by origin and born in Makkah. Fassiyatush Shadhiliyya Fassiyatush Shadhiliyya is widely practised in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Mauritius and Indonesia. The descendants (al-Fassi family) of Imam Fassi who are Sheikhs of Fassiyatush Shadhiliyya who live in Makkah and in Jeddah visit to these countries frequently to train Ikhwan. Contributors of civilian police personnel Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka

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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