இலங்கை சனநாயக சோஷலிசக் குடியரசு (ශ්රී ලංකා என்று சிங்களத்திலும்/ Sri Lanka என்று ஆங்கிலத்திலும்) (சிலோன் என்று 1972க்கு முன்பும்) இந்தியத் துணைக்கண்டத்தின் தென்கீழ் கரைக்கு அப்பாலுள்ள ஒரு அழகான தீவு தேசம் ஆகும்.
Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a majority Buddhist island nation in South Asia, located about 31 kilometres (18½ mi) off the southern coast of ► India, to the west of the ► Maldives. In the north parts of the country are under control of rebel group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. It is often popularly referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. It is home to more than 20 million people.
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Independent country since 1948
ශ්රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ (Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte)
ஸ்ரீ ஜயவர்த்தனபுரம் கோட்டே
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Sri Lanka, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Sri Lanka.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Hindustan in 1812 by Arrowsmith and Lewis
Languages of South Asia
Precipitation and irrigation map of Sri Lanka
Notes and references
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