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ශ්‍රී ලංකා
இலங்கை

සිංහල ශ්‍රීලංකා - SrilankaFont.png[1]

ඉන්දියන් සාගරයේ මුතු ඇටය නමින් විරුදාවලිය ලත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, ආසියා මහද්වීපයට අයත් කුඩා දූපතකී. එය ඉන්දියාවට පහලින් දකුණු පසට වන්නට පිහිටා ඇත. එහි සම්පූර්ණ ප්‍රමාණය වර්ග කිලෝමීටර 65610 කි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අග නගරය "ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ" වේ. "ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රි‌ක සමාජවාදී ජනරජය" එහි නිලනාමය වෙයි. අවුරුදු 2500 කටත් වඩා වැඩි ප්‍රෞඪ ලිඛිත ඉතිහාසයකට උරුමකම් කියන ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසය, ක්‍රි.පූ. 6 වන සියවසේ විජය කුමරුගේ ආගමනයත් සමග ආරම්භ වූ බැව් කියතත් බලංගොඩ මානවයා සොයා ගැනීමෙන් පසු එහි ඉතිහාසය ගනන් බැලිය නොහැකී දුරකට දිවයයි. ප්‍රථම රාජධනිය ලෙස අනුරාධපුරය සැලකෙන අතර, රාජ්‍ය පරපුරේ අවසානය මහනුවර නගරය විය.

தமிழ் இலங்கை - இலங்கை சனநாயக சோஷலிசக் குடியரசு[2]

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.

English 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.


Short name  Sri Lanka
Official  name Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Status Independent country since 1948
Location South Asia
Capital ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ (Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte)
ஸ்ரீ ஜயவர்த்தனபுரம் கோட்டே
Population 20,743,000 inhabitants
Area 65,610 km²
Major  languages Sinhalese, Tamil (both official)
Major  religions Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Roman Catholicism
More information Sri Lanka, Geography of Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka and Politics of Sri Lanka
More  images Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka (Category).

General maps

Sri Lanka-CIA WFB Map.png Map of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka map.png Map of Sri Lanka in Tamil
SrilankaTopography-NASA-PIA06670.jpg Topography of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka provinces.png Provinces of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Districts.png Districts of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka divisions.png Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka

History maps

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.

Pandya territories.png Pandyas (100-1250)
LocationChola empire sm.png Chola Empire (1050)
Karta cholariket.jpg Chola Empire
European settlements in India 1501-1739.png European settlements in Sri Lanka 1501-1739 on a map of the Indian sub-continent
Stormogulernas rike 1600.jpg Mughal Empire (1600) and European possesions
British india.JPG British India, not including Burma

Britain's holdings on the Indian subcontinent were granted independence in 1947 and 1948, becoming four new independent states: India, Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Pakistan (including East Pakistan, modern-day Bangladesh)

Location Tamil Eelam territorial claim.png Tamil Eelam territorial claim
Extent of territorial control in sri lanka.png Areas under control of LTTE in 2005
Extent of territorial control in sri lanka-08-2008.png Areas under control of LTTE in October 2008

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Hindoostanmap1812.jpg Hindustan in 1812 by Arrowsmith and Lewis

Ethno-linguistic maps

Südasien Sprachfamilien.png Languages of South Asia
Indoarische Sprachen.png Indo-arian languages
Dravidische Sprachen.png Dravidian languages

Other maps

Sri Lanka Precipitation and Irrigation map.png Precipitation and irrigation map of Sri Lanka

Satellite maps

Sri Lanka 80.19386E 7.93007N.jpg Satellite map

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  1. Romanization: 'Sri Lankā - 'Sri Lankā Prajathanthrika Samajavadi Janarajaya.
  2. Romanization: Llankais - Llankai Chananaayaka Chosalisa Kudiyarasu.

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