Sri Lanka

What is Sri Lanka known for?


heavy black

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


people+food

for being hot and spicy, with different kinds of protein used as the ingredient, such as beef, chicken, pork, duck, tofu or seafood. The kebab is a famous dish, originating from Asia, that has become part of everyday cuisine in multicultural countries outside of Asia itself. *2004 - 2005 A killer Tsunami wreaked incomprehensible devastation in South Asia, resulting in the deaths of nearly 200,000 people. Food For Life volunteers joined the relief effort on the very day of the disaster


year free

copies are distributed every year free of charge to individuals and groups in developing and underdeveloped countries. Also, local distribution networks for the CD version of the archives have been established in areas of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and South America in which Internet access is scarce or prohibitively expensive. One apocryphal story, first appearing in the (597 CE) ''Lidai sanbao ji'' 歷代三寶紀, concerns a group of Buddhist priests who supposedly


power created

trained, they succeeded in seizing and holding major areas in southern and central provinces of Sri Lanka before they were defeated by government forces. Their attempt to seize power created a major crisis for the government and forced a fundamental reassessment of the nation's security needs. Vizzy organised his cricket team in 1926 and constructed a ground in his palace compounds. He recruited players from India and abroad. When MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) cancelled the tour of India


physical+historical

descriptive book about the island, ''Ceylon, Physical, Historical and Topographical''. Major General '''Bertram Russell Heyn''', idc, psc (psc (British Army)), CLI (Ceylon Light Infantry) (October 1, 1912—February 3, 1998) was a Sri Lankan general and a cricketer. He was a former Commander of the Ceylon Army (Commander of the Army (Sri Lanka)). * Hong Kong's new leader, Donald Tsang, promises to rebuild the trust of the people in the government


scientific collection

Officer. He was in their employ from 1672 to 1677. During his stay there, he made a scientific collection of this island's plants and other organisms. He was then offered the job at Leiden and took up the Chair of Botany at the University of Leiden (Leiden University) in 1679 where he spent the rest of his professional life. He immediately set to making it the finest botanical garden in Europe. At the invitation of then-Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, Judge Byron, while serving as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, from which position he retired, became a permanent Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in 2004. The ICTR was established by the United Nations Security Council to try war crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide of nearly 1 million people in 1994. Sir Dennis was elected President of the Tribunal in May 2007 and re-elected for a second term in May 2009. There are 23 other Judges over whom Sir Dennis presides as President of the ICTR. They are, in order of precedence, from Pakistan, Jamaica, United Republic of Tanzania, Turkey, Italy, China, Senegal, United States of America, Malta, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Russia, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Madagascar, Turkey and Czech Republic. Sir Dennis was elected and re-elected President by his fellow Judges, in testimony to their confidence in his competence to lead the Tribunal. The medical community was initially skeptical of MSbP's existence, but it gradually gained acceptance as a recognized condition. There are now more than 2,000 case reports of MSbP in the professional literature. Reports come from developing countries that include, but are not limited to, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Oman. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka


video album

video album—eleven videos for the best songs off of the ''Duran Duran (Duran Duran (1981 album))'' and ''Rio'' albums. The band travelled to Sri Lanka and Antigua between tour dates to film the memorable videos for the singles "Rio", "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer", as well as the lesser-known "Lonely in Your Nightmare" and "Nightboat" — the latter video being a creepy zombiefest set on a deserted island. * ''C. l

Simon Le Bon, and the tiger-like woman screaming at each other, in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle. In 1982, music video director Russell Mulcahy, who had directed the band's first video "Planet Earth (Planet Earth (song))," was brought back to make the music video for "Hungry Like the Wolf" and two other songs for the band's 1983 video album (Duran Duran (1983 video)). Denisoff; Schurk, 1986. p. 364. The band had

the band's first video "Planet Earth (Planet Earth (song))," was brought back to make the music video for "Hungry Like the Wolf" and two other songs for the band's 1983 video album (Duran Duran (1983 video)). Denisoff; Schurk, 1986. p. 364. The band had a vision of jungles and exotic women, and Mulcahy suggested Sri Lanka, a country he had just visited. EMI invested $200,000 to send


liberal view

, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bhutan, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He published several books, as well as many articles in ''The Missionary Herald''. He is remembered in Sri Lanka for shutting down American Ceylon Mission's popular Batticotta Seminary because it was not converting enough locals to Christianity.


rock play

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century international

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

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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