International. http: www.selecthotels.com other galle_face_hotel The current chairman of the hotel is Sanjeev Gardiner, since the demise of his father Cyril Gardiner in 1997 Great Grand and Famous Hotels, Great Grand & Famous, 2008 . It is listed as one of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die" in the book of the same name Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places to See Before You Die,Workman Publishing, 2002 . It received the "
sri_lanka_statistics.html title Sri Lanka – Statistics publisher UNICEF An education system which dictates 9 years of compulsory schooling (Compulsory education) for every child is in place. The free education system (free education) established in 1945, ref
) * '''Syria''' - Farouk al-Sharaa (1984-2006) In Sri Lanka, free education is provided by the government at different levels. Government funded schools such as national schools (National_school_(Sri_Lanka)), provincial schools and piriven (Pirivena) provided primary and secondary education free, while assisted schools and semi-governmental schools provided the same at subsidized rates. At the university level, the state universities provide undergraduate courses free, however
these Kshatriyas had wrested Kosala kingdom from his father, king Bahu. Ancient Indian Historical Traditions, p 268–69, Dr F. E. Pargiter. Harivamsa rather, describes these Kshatriya invaders as ''Kshatriya pungavas'' i, e ''foremost among the Kshatriyas''. Bhishama Parava of Mahabharata delineates the Kamboja lineage (Kinship) as a very high lineage. MBH 6.65.31-33. ''Bombay Gazetteer'' maintains that the Kambojas etc lost their original high Kshatriya
and Ground Mint Sambol. In the classical written and oral literature of many Asian cultures the lotus is present in figurative form, representing elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace, being often used in poems and songs as an allegory for ideal feminine attributes. In Sanskrit the word lotus (''padma'' पद्म) has many synonyms. Since the lotus thrives in water, ''ja'' (denoting birth) is added to synonyms of water to derive some synonyms for the lotus, like ''ambuja'' (ambu water
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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
a budding planting career to pursue music full time. He is married to Sheela Wijewardana and they have one daughter Amila Wijewardana. Life and career Malewana was born in Ratnapura (a city in south-central Sri Lanka), and attended St. Joseph’s College in the capital city of Colombo. Upon leaving school, he met Clarence Wijewardena, who (with Malewana) formed the group Moonstones. In the early 1960s, the Moonstones began performing songs composed by Wijewardena and sung by Malewana (their first hit was '''Mango Nanda''' - a song written about the maid who once worked at the home of Clarence's wife in the early days of their relationship). '''Egodahage George Wilfred Alwis Samarakoon''' (January 13, 1911 – April 5, 1962) (known as ''Ananda Samarakoon'') was a Sri Lankan composer and musician. He composed the Sri Lankan national anthem "Sri Lanka Matha" and is considered the father of artistic Sinhala (Sinhalese people) music and founder of the modern Sri Lankan ''Geeta Sahitya'' (Song Literature). Early life Samarakoon was born ''' Egodahage George Wilfred Alwis Samarakoon''' to a Christian family in Padukka, Sri Lanka on January 13, 1911. He had his primary and secondary education at Christian College,Kotte, presently known as Sri Jayawardenapura M.V.Kotte. His Sinhala Guru was Pandit D.C.P. Gamalathge. Later he served his Alma mater as a teacher of Music and Art. Samarakone left for the Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan in India to study art and music. After six months he abandoned his studies and returned to Sri Lanka, and changed his name to '''Ananda Samarakoon''', embracing Buddhism. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka
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.<
of intense religious transformation amongst Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, preventing large-scale conversions to Protestantism. Tamil people are found natively in South India and in Sri Lanka. During the Sangam period in the early centuries of the common era, Buddhist and Jain (Jainism) missionary activity from North India resulted in Tamil Hindu literati defining their own cults and literature. The result was the poems
, Norman Myers and Cristina Mittermeier year 2000 title Hotspots: Earth's Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions publisher Conservation International place Arlington (Arlington County, Virginia), Virginia isbn 978-968-6397-58-1 Although the country is relatively small in size, it has the highest biodiversity density in Asia.
'''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.