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Traditional Sinhala place names in the North and East of Sri Lanka.

Traditional Sinhala place names in the North and East of Sri Lanka.

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Published by House of Printing in Colombo .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination209 p.
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23634280M
LC Control Number2009346410

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Traditional Sinhala place names in the North and East of Sri Lanka Download PDF EPUB FB2

Achchelu, Achelu(Yapanaya [Jaffna]) ATHURUELIYA ⚓name. This is a common sinhala place name. "Athuru" mean "nearby" in the present context (also, it may in other contexts mean "supplementary", or "inter-mediating").

"Eliya" implies an "open place", a "cleared place", or a region held as a "common". Here we focus on the old Sinhala names of the tamilized Place names in the North and East. The existence of multiple place-names for a given location testifies to the rich cultural tapestry of the nation.

This centralized list and maps would make it convenient for writers, artists, scientists, engineers, politicians - anyone- to use the Sinhala. TRADITIONAL SINHALA PLACE NAMES OF TOWNS IN THE NORTH AND In the name Ceylon was changed to `Sri Lanka' (English and Sinhala) and Ilankai (இலங்கை) in Tamil.

The Tamil form `Thiru Ilankai' is not used. Text of the Kandyan Convention, U-tube. Sri Lankan place names in Sinhala and Tamil, links to old and new maps, philological, historical and sociological notes, buddhist and hindu shrines, links to news and events.

Interactive map of buddhist sites in the Yapanaya(Jaffna) area Certain important sites e.g,Pungudoova, (Punguduthivu) are outside this map.

Vannimava(Vavniya) area north of Gokanna(Trincomalee). Sites west of Dunukaava(tunukkai), and south of Gokanna will be treated in other maps. Even this map is two crowded to include all the names in it. So only some sites are named in the map Please click on the site-number or blue-name for details.

Please close new page before a new click!!. Sri Lankan place name etymology is characterized by the linguistic and ethnic diversity of the island of Sri Lanka through the ages and the position of the country in the centre of ancient and medieval sea trade typical Sri Lankan placenames of Sinhalese origin vastly dominate, toponyms which stem from Tamil, Dutch, English, Portuguese and Arabic also exist.

live outside of the north and east of Sri Lanka where the Sinhalese predominantly live, 38% of the Muslim population lives in the Tamil-dominated north and east.

The. Sri Lanka’s East Coast: Best Beaches and Smiling Locals. staring at the sea or reading a good book. Sri Lanka’s East Coast is the place for that and this was our first hotel: Pigeon Island Resort. Pigeon Island Resort, Nilaveli A traditional Sri Lankan outrigger canoe.

Fishing boat on the lagoon shore. Sri Lanka Main article. Sri Lanka Symbols. List of Sri Lankan flags Flag of Sri Lanka Emblem of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Matha Nymphaea nouchali Mesua ferrea Sri Lanka Junglefowl History.

Names of Sri Lanka History of Sri Lanka Prehistory of Sri Lanka List of Sri Lankan monarchs Prince Vijaya Anuradhapura Kingdom Kingdom of Dambadeniya Kingdom of. Eastern province has an area of 9, square kilometres (3, sq mi).

The province is surrounded by the Northern Province to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Southern Province to the south, and the Uva, Central and North Central provinces to the west. The province's coast is dominated by lagoons, the largest being Batticaloa Lagoon, Kokkilai Capital: Trincomalee.

THE PROVINCES OF MODERN SRI LANKA. KAMALIKA PIERIS. The provinces of Sri Lanka, (Northern, Central, Eastern, Western, North Central, North Western, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Southern) are not ‘historical’ provinces set out by the Sinhala kings.

They are not ‘natural’ provinces formed through migration and settlement either. My favourite fiction and non-fiction books about Tamils and the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.

Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

Sri Lankan Sinhala Books Vote for books written by Sri Lankan authors that left a strong impression. Also add more Sinhalese books.

All Votes Add Tags: asia, asian-literature, book-on-sri-lanka, children, children-literature, ethnic, ethnicity. Eight sites of Sri Lanka have been inscribed in the UNESCO World include 6 cultural and 2 natural sites.

The sites are namely, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (), the ancient city of Sigiriya (), the Golden Temple of Dambulla (), the old town of Galle and its fortifications (), the sacred city of Anuradhapura (), the sacred city of Kandy (). Many also support Tamil Eelam, a proposed independent state that Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora aspire to create in the north and east of Sri Lanka.

[25] [26] [27] Inspired by the Tamil Eelam flag, the tiger has become a symbol of Tamil nationalism for Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Tamil : ,–, The Sri Lankan Tamil community considers the north and east of the island as its traditional homeland and the population concentration of Tamils in these regions adds weight to this claim.

The Muslims on the other hand are scattered all over the country although nearly one-third of their number is living in the so-called Tamil traditional homeland. Thus Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist Country.

Sri Lanka belongs to every single denizen of this Country. No single community nor religious group could claim it to be theirs. This is a multi – racial, multi religious and multi linguistic country, said Justice waran, Former Chief Minister, Northern Province and Secretary General of [ ].

The history of Sri Lanka is intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent and the surrounding regions, comprising the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean. The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to ab years ago (Balangoda Man).

The proto-historical period begins roughly in the 3rd century, based on. The official name of the nation is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Inthe national constitution discarded the name Ceylon and adopted the name of Sri Lanka.

In Sinhala, the language of the majority, Sri means "blessed" and Lanka is the name of the island. The island's history of immigration, trade, and colonial invasion.

This place is situated in North Western, Sri Lanka, its geographical coordinates are 7° 32' 0" North, 80° 28' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Sinhala Detiliange.

See Sinhala Detiliange photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Sinhala Detiliange in Sri Lanka. Maalu Maalu Resort will extend the warmth of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality with 40 chalets overlooking the ocean in the east cost where Pasikuda bay offers one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.

Products & Services:Large LCD TV's with satellite connection, A/C & fan, Mini bar, Tea & coffee making facility & in room safe.A Brief History of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has had a continuous record of human settlement for more than two millennia.

The Sinhalese claim to have been the origins of human inhabitants and earliest colonizers of Sri Lanka; first settling in the dry north-central regions as early as B.C.Visit Sri Lanka and encounter its people, places and customs first hand. The Kandy Perehara is a annual temple procession cum festival which comprises of fire-dancers, elephants, drummers and even stilt walkers to name a few.

The 5th century citadel of Sigiriya, also considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World, was the palace of a suicidal king.