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Batticaloa

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Batticaloa (மட்டக்களப்பு, Maṭṭakkaḷappu; මඩකලපුව, Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital. [1]

110 relations: Angkor Wat, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa Airport, Batticaloa District, Batticaloa fort, Batticaloa Lagoon, Batticaloa Lighthouse, Batticaloa Municipal Council, Batticaloa Tamil dialect, Broad-gauge railway, Burgher people, Butterfly Peace Garden, Catholic Burgher Union, Catholic Church, Chandrabhanu, Chera dynasty, Chola dynasty, Chola Nadu, Church of Our Lady of Presentation, Batticaloa, City, Coast Veddas, Colombo, Culavamsa, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Districts of Sri Lanka, Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Eelam War IV, Eravur Pattu Divisional Secretariat, Eravur Town Divisional Secretariat, Fahrenheit, Gajabahu I of Anuradhapura, Hindu, History of Sri Lanka, HMAS Vampire (D68), HMS Hermes (95), Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka, Island, Jaffna Kingdom, Java, Joris van Spilbergen, Kalinga Magha, Kallady Bridge, Kannagi, Karikala, Kattankudy Divisional Secretariat, Köppen climate classification, Kingdom of Kandy, Koralai Pattu Divisional Secretariat, ..., Koralai Pattu North Divisional Secretariat, Koralai Pattu West Divisional Secretariat, Kuru Kingdom, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, List of cities in Sri Lanka, List of sovereign states, Lourenço de Almeida, Mahavamsa, Manmunai North Divisional Secretariat, Manmunai Pattu Divisional Secretariat, Manmunai South & Eruvil Pattu Divisional Secretariat, Manmunai West Divisional Secretariat, Mannar, Sri Lanka, Mattakallappu Manmiyam, Metric system, Mukkuvar, Naga people (Lanka), Nainativu, Nellore, Open University of Sri Lanka, Pandyan dynasty, Parakramabahu I, Pasikudah, Polonnaruwa, Porativu Pattu Divisional Secretariat, Portuguese Burghers, Portuguese language, Provinces of Sri Lanka, Ptolemy, Puliyanthivu, Rajaraja Cholan, Ramakrishna Mission, Roman Catholic Diocese of Batticaloa, Senguttuvan, Silappatikaram, Sinhalese people, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Sri Lanka Railways, Sri Lankan Civil War, Sri Lankan Creole Malay, Sri Lankan Moors, Sri Lankan Tamils, St. Cecilia's Girls' College, St. Michael's College National School, Tambralinga, Tamil language, Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal, Tamilakam, Tourism, Trincomalee, Tropical savanna climate, United People's Freedom Alliance, Vedda, Vellaveli Brahmi Inscription, Vincent Girls' High School, World Meteorological Organization, World War II, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Expand index (60 more) »

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (អង្គរវត្ត, "Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring.

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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura (අනුරාධපුරය; Tamil: அனுராதபுரம்) is a major city in Sri Lanka.

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Batticaloa Airport

Batticaloa Airport (translit, translit) is a domestic airport on the island of Thimilathiu in eastern Sri Lanka.

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Batticaloa District

Batticaloa District (மட்டக்களப்பு மாவட்டம் Maṭṭakkaḷappu Māvaṭṭam; මඩකලපුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය maḍakalapūva distrikkaya) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.

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Batticaloa fort

The Batticaloa Fort (translit; translit) was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638.

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Batticaloa Lagoon

Batticaloa Lagoon is a very large estuarine lagoon in Batticaloa District, eastern Sri Lanka.

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Batticaloa Lighthouse

Batticaloa Lighthouse, is a lighthouse in Sri Lanka, situated near the estuary in Palameenmadu, was built in 1913 and is 28 meters high.

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Batticaloa Municipal Council

Batticaloa Municipal Council (BMC) is the local authority for the city of Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka.

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Batticaloa Tamil dialect

Batticaloa Tamil dialect is one of the Sri Lankan Tamil dialects, which uses in Eastern provinces Batti - Ampara districts of Sri Lanka.

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Broad-gauge railway

A broad-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge broader than the standard-gauge railways.

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Burgher people

Burgher people, also known simply as Burghers, are a small Eurasian ethnic group in Sri Lanka descended from Portuguese, Dutch, British and other European men who settled in Sri Lanka and developed relationships with native Sri Lankan women.

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Butterfly Peace Garden

The Butterfly Peace Garden (BPG) is a non-governmental organization established in Batticaloa Sri Lanka in 1996.

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Catholic Burgher Union

The Catholic Burgher Union is an organisation of Portuguese Burghers (persons of mixed Portuguese and Sri Lankan descent) in the town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Chandrabhanu

Chandrabhanu (died 1263) or Chandrabhanu Sridhamaraja was the King of Tambralinga Kingdom in present-day Thailand.

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Chera dynasty

The Cheras were the ruling dynasty of the present-day state of Kerala and to a lesser extent, parts of Tamil Nadu in South India.

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Chola dynasty

The Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India.

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Chola Nadu

Cauvery Delta is a region of Tamil Nadu state in southern India.

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Church of Our Lady of Presentation, Batticaloa

Church of Our Lady of Presentation (காணிக்கை மாதா கோயில்; locally known as Thandavanveli Church; formerly known as Church of Our Lady of Sorrows வியாகுல மாதா கோயில்) is a church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Batticaloa in Thandavanveli.

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City

A city is a large human settlement.

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Coast Veddas

The Coast Veddas, by self-designation, form a social group within the minority Sri Lankan Tamil ethnic group of the Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

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Colombo

Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.

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Culavamsa

The Cūḷavaṃsa, also Chulavamsa (Pāli: "Lesser Chronicle"), is a historical record, written in the Pali language, of the monarchs of Sri Lanka.

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

The Deutscher Wetterdienst or DWD for short, is the German Meteorological Office, based in Offenbach am Main, Germany, which monitors weather and meteorological conditions over Germany and provides weather services for the general public and for nautical, aviational or agricultural purposes.

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Districts of Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, districts (Distrikka, மாவட்டம்) are the second-level administrative divisions, and are included in a province.

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Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka

The districts of Sri Lanka are divided into administrative sub-units known as divisional secretariats.

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Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

The Eastern Province (கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Kil̮akku Mākāṇam; නැගෙනහිර පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.

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Eastern University, Sri Lanka

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka (abbreviated as EUSL) is a public university in Vantharumoolai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Eelam War IV

Eelam War IV is the name given to the fourth phase of armed conflict between the Sri Lankan military and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which is currently proscribed as a terrorist organisation by 32 countries.

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Eravur Pattu Divisional Secretariat

Eravur Pattu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Eravur Town Divisional Secretariat

Eravur Town Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Fahrenheit

The Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale based on one proposed in 1724 by Dutch-German-Polish physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736).

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Gajabahu I of Anuradhapura

Gajabahu I (lit. 'Elephant-Arm'), also known as Gajabahuka Gamani (c. 114 – 136 CE) was a Sinhalese king of Rajarata in Sri Lanka.

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Hindu

Hindu refers to any person who regards themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.

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History of Sri Lanka

The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to about 35,000 years ago (Balangoda Man).

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HMAS Vampire (D68)

HMAS Vampire was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMS Hermes (95)

HMS Hermes was a British aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy and was the world's first ship to be designed as an aircraft carrier, although the Imperial Japanese Navy's was the first to be launched and commissioned.

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Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka

Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka are Tamil people of Indian origin in Sri Lanka.

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Island

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Jaffna Kingdom

The Jaffna Kingdom (யாழ்ப்பாண அரசு) (1215–1624 CE), also known as Kingdom of Aryacakravarti, of modern northern Sri Lanka was a historic monarchy that came into existence around the town of Jaffna on the Jaffna peninsula traditionally thought to be established after the invasion of Magha, who is credited with the founding of the Jaffna kingdom and is said to have been from Kalinga, in India.

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Java

Java (Indonesian: Jawa; Javanese: ꦗꦮ; Sundanese) is an island of Indonesia.

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Joris van Spilbergen

Joris van Spilbergen (1568 in Antwerp – 1620 in Bergen op Zoom) was a Dutch naval officer.

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Kalinga Magha

Kalinga Magha (கலிங்க மாகன் / கலிங்க மாகோன், කාලිංග මාඝ, କଳିଙ୍ଗ ମଘା) also known as Magha the Tyrant and Kulankayan Cinkai Ariyan, is an invader who is remembered primarily for his aggressive conquest.

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Kallady Bridge

Kallady Bridge (கல்லடிப் பாலம்; also known as the Lady Manning Bridge) is a road bridge in eastern Sri Lanka.

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Kannagi

Kannagi is a legendary Tamil woman who forms the central character of the Tamil epic Silapathikaram (100-300 AD).

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Karikala

Karikala was a Chola king who ruled in southern India during the Sangam period.

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Kattankudy Divisional Secretariat

Kattankudy Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Kingdom of Kandy

The Kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarchy of the island of Sri Lanka, located in the central and eastern portion of the island.

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Koralai Pattu Divisional Secretariat

Koralai Pattu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Koralai Pattu North Divisional Secretariat

Koralai Pattu North Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Koralai Pattu West Divisional Secretariat

Koralai Pattu West Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Kuru Kingdom

Kuru (कुरु) was the name of a Vedic Indo-Aryan tribal union in northern Iron Age India, encompassing the modern-day states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and the western part of Uttar Pradesh (the region of Doab, till Prayag), which appeared in the Middle Vedic period (c. 1200 – c. 900 BCE) and developed into the first recorded state-level society in the Indian subcontinent.

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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (translit, translit, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka.

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List of cities in Sri Lanka

The following is a list of settlements in Sri Lanka with a population over 50,000.

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List of sovereign states

This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.

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Lourenço de Almeida

Lourenço de Almeida (c.1480 - March 1508) was a Portuguese explorer and military commander.

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Mahavamsa

The Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle", Pali Mahāvaṃsa) (5th century CE) is an epic poem written in the Pali language.

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Manmunai North Divisional Secretariat

Manmunai North Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Manmunai Pattu Divisional Secretariat

Manmunai Pattu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Manmunai South & Eruvil Pattu Divisional Secretariat

Manmunai South & Eruvil Pattu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Manmunai West Divisional Secretariat

Manmunai West Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Mannar, Sri Lanka

Mannar (மன்னார், මන්නාරම), formerly spelled Manar, is a large town and the main town of Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Mattakallappu Manmiyam

Mattakkalappu Maanmiyam (The Glory of Batticaloa) is a Tamil historical book.

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Metric system

The metric system is an internationally adopted decimal system of measurement.

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Mukkuvar

Mukkuvar is a caste found in the coastal regions of Sri Lanka and the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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Naga people (Lanka)

The Naga people were believed to be an ancient tribe who once inhabited Sri Lanka.

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Nainativu

Nainativu (நயினாதீவு Nainatheevu, නාගදීපය Nagadeepa), is a small but notable island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Nellore

Nellore is a city and district headquarters of Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Open University of Sri Lanka

"The Open University of Sri Lanka" (OUSL) (ශ්‍රී ලංකා විවෘත විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය, இலங்கை திறந்த பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a national university in Sri Lanka.

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Pandyan dynasty

The Pandyan dynasty was an ancient Tamil dynasty, one of the three Tamil dynasties, the other two being the Chola and the Chera.

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Parakramabahu I

Parākramabāhu I (Pali Mahā Parākaramabāhu 1123–1186) was king of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa from 1153-86.

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Pasikudah

Pasikudah or Pasikuda (பாசிக்குடா; පාසිකුඩා; (Pronounced Paasikkudah - historic Tamil translation "Green-Algae-Bay") is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it used to be a popular tourist destination, however suffered huge devastation following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War. Foreign travel to Pasikudah has recently increased due to growth in investment and development. It is home to the Pasikudah Mariamman temple. Pasikudah is easily accessible from the cities of Trincomalee and Batticaloa. The nearest airport to Pasikudah is Batticaloa Airport, which has scheduled flights operating from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.

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Polonnaruwa

Poḷonnaruwa (Sinhalese: පොළොන්නරුව, Poḷonnaruwa or Puḷattipura, Tamil: பொலன்னறுவை, Polaṉṉaṟuvai or Puḷatti nakaram) is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka.

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Porativu Pattu Divisional Secretariat

Porativu Pattu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Portuguese Burghers

The Portuguese Burghers are an ethnic group in Sri Lanka, of mixed Portuguese and Sri Lankan descent.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.

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Provinces of Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, provinces (translit; translit) are the first level administrative division.

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Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy (Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; Claudius Ptolemaeus) was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology.

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Puliyanthivu

Puliyanthivu (புளியந்தீவு) is an island of Sri Lanka and part of Batticaloa town.

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Rajaraja Cholan

Rajaraja Cholan is a 1973 Tamil film about the life of the Chola king Rajaraja Chola.

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Ramakrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Mission named after Ramakrishna Paramhamsa is an Indian socio-religious organisation which forms the core of a worldwide spiritual movement known as the Ramakrishna Movement or the Vedanta Movement.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Batticaloa

The Diocese of Batticaloa (Dioecesis Batticaloaensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese for south-eastern Sri Lanka.

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Senguttuvan

Senguttuvan was a ruler of the Chera Kingdom in the Sangam Period.

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Silappatikaram

Silappadikaram (republished as The Tale of an Anklet) is one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature according to later Tamil literary tradition.

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Sinhalese people

The Sinhalese (Sinhala: සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya, also known as Hela) are an Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (commonly known as Kotte) is the official, administrative capital of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation

The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) (ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් විදුලි සංස්ථාව, Shrī Lankā Guvan Viduli Sansthāva, இலங்கை ஒலிபரப்புக் கூட்டுத்தாபனம், Ilangkai Oliparappuk Kūṭṭuttāpaṉam) came into existence on 5 January 1967 when Radio Ceylon became a public corporation.

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Sri Lanka Railways

The Sri Lanka Railway Department (more commonly known as Sri Lanka Railways (SLR)) (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා දුම්රිය සේවය Śrī Laṃkā Dumriya Sēvaya; Tamil: இலங்கை புகையிரத சேவைகள்) is Sri Lanka's railway owner and primary operator.

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Sri Lankan Civil War

The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan Creole Malay

Sri Lankan Creole Malay (also known as Sri Lankan Malay and Bahasa Melayu) is an Austronesian creole language formed through a mixture of Sinhala and Tamil with Malay.

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Sri Lankan Moors

Sri Lankan Moors (translit; translit formerly Ceylon Moors; colloquially referred to as Muslims or Moors) are an ethnic minority group in Sri Lanka, comprising 9.3% of the country's total population.

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Sri Lankan Tamils

Sri Lankan Tamils (also) or Ceylon Tamils, also known as Eelam Tamils in Tamil, are members of the Tamil ethnic group native to the South Asian island state of Sri Lanka.

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St. Cecilia's Girls' College

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St. Michael's College National School

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Tambralinga

Tambralinga was an ancient kingdom located on the Malay Peninsula that at one time came under the influence of Srivijaya.

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Tamil language

Tamil (தமிழ்) is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians.

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Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal

Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) (தமிழ் மக்கள் விடுதலைப்புலிகள், Tamil Peoples Liberation Tigers), previously known as the "Karuna Group", is a political party in Sri Lanka.

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Tamilakam

Tamilakam refers to the geographical region inhabited by the ancient Tamil people.

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Tourism

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee (திருகோணமலை Tirukōṇamalai; ත්‍රිකුණාමළය Trikuṇāmalaya) also known as Gokanna, is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

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Tropical savanna climate

Tropical savanna climate or tropical wet and dry climate is a type of climate that corresponds to the Köppen climate classification categories "Aw" and "As".

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United People's Freedom Alliance

The United People's Freedom Alliance, often abbreviated as UPFA (එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය Eksath Janathā Nidahas Sandānaya, ஐக்கிய மக்கள் சுதந்திரக் கூட்டணி), is a political alliance in Sri Lanka founded by former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga in 2004.

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Vedda

The Vedda (වැද්දා, வேடர் Vēdar) are a minority indigenous group of people in Sri Lanka who, among other self-identified native communities such as Coast Veddas, Anuradhapura Veddas and Bintenne Veddas, are accorded indigenous status.

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Vellaveli Brahmi Inscription

Vellaveli Brahmi Inscription is a rock-cut record on rocks in Thalavai (Vellavely) of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

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Vincent Girls' High School

Vincent Girls' High School (வின்சன்ட் மகளிர் உயர்தரப் பாடசாலை) is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

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World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with the epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batticaloa

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