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Basil Rohana Rajapaksa (known as Basil) (born c. 1947) is a Sri Lankan politician and was a member of parliament from 2007 to 2015.
Beliatta is a town located in Hambantota District, southern province Sri Lanka near but inland from the coast about 7 km away.
Beliatta electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) from 23 August to 20 September 1947.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in March 1965.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in July 1960.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 19 March 1960.
Chamal Jayantha Rajapaksa (Sinhala: චමල් රාජපක්ෂ; Tamil: சமல் ராஜபக்ஷ) (born 30 October 1939) is a Sri Lankan politician who was Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos.
Don Mathew Rajapaksa (known as D. M. Rajapaksa - the Lion of Ruhuna) (27 November 1896–18 May 1945) was a Ceylonese politician and a member of State Council of Ceylon (1936–1945).
Don Peter Atapattu (17 September 1899 – 14 December 1976), popularly known as D. P. Atapattu, was a Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka.
Don Samuel Goonesekera (13 November 1896 – 7 August 1983) was a former politician and member of parliament.
Dudley Shelton Senanayake (Sinhala: ඩඩ්ලි ශෙල්ටන් සේනානායක: டட்லி சேனநாயக்கா) 19 June 1911 – 13 April 1973), was a Sri Lankan statesman who served as Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1952 to 1953 (first term as the second Prime Minister of Ceylon), in 1960 (second term) and from 1965 to 1970 (third term) and Leader of the Opposition from 1960 to 1964. Senanayake's tenures as prime minister were associated with democratic socialist policies focused on agricultural and educational reforms with a pro-western alignment.
Galle (ගාල්ල; காலி) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.
George Rajapaksa (25 December 1926 - 18 June 1976) was a Sri Lankan politician.
Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR (ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ) (born 20 June 1949) is a retired officer of the Sri Lanka Army, a former Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka.
Hambantota (හම්බන්තොට, அம்பாந்தோட்டை) is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.
Herbert Sri Nissanka, KC (also known as Nissanka Herbert Mendis) (7 December 1898 – 26 February 1954) was a Ceylonese lawyer and statesmen.
An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.
Warnakulasuriya Ichchampullige Hugh Fernando (17 November 1916 – April 1993) was a Sri Lankan politician born in Nainamadama.
A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.
Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.
This is a partial listing of prominent political families in Sri Lanka.
Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, MP (පර්සි මහේන්ද්ර රාජපක්ෂ; born 18 November 1945), more commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa (මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, மஹிந்த ராஜபக்ஷ) is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the sixth President of Sri Lanka from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.
A minister is a politician who heads a government department, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers.
Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa (ලක්ශ්මන් නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ; born 10 April 1986; known as Namal Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nirupama Deepika Rajapaksa (born 13 April 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and a government minister.
A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing semiaquatic rice.
The Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව Shri Lanka Parlimenthuwa, Tamil: இலங்கை நாடாளுமன்றம்) is the supreme legislative body of Sri Lanka.
The Principality of Ruhuna, also referred to as the Kingdom of Ruhuna, is a region of present-day Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka.
Richmond College (Sinhala: රිච්මන්ඩ් විද්යාලය) is a primary and secondary school in Galle, Sri Lanka.
Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike (සොලමන් වෙස්ට් රිජ්වේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක,சாலமன் வெஸ்ட் ரிட்ஜ்வே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கா; 8 January 1899 – 26 September 1959), frequently referred to as S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka) and founder of the left wing and Sinhala nationalist Sri Lanka Freedom Party, serving as Prime Minister from 1956 until his assassination by a robed Buddhist monk in 1959.
Shasheendra Kumara Rajapaksa (known as Shasheendra Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician who was Chief Minister of Uva Province in Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2015., and former Basnayake Nilame (Lay Custodian) of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya.
Srikumaradas Charles Shirley Corea (7 March 1906 – 5 March 1974) was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament, representing Chilaw.
Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (සිරිමා රත්වත්තේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක, சிறிமா ரத்வத்தே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கே; 17 April 1916 – 10 October 2000), commonly known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was a Sri Lankan stateswoman.
The Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the presiding officer of the chamber.
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.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (translit; translit) is one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka.
The State Council of Ceylon was the unicameral legislature for Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), established in 1931 by the Donoughmore Constitution.
The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.
Theravāda (Pali, literally "school of the elder monks") is a branch of Buddhism that uses the Buddha's teaching preserved in the Pāli Canon as its doctrinal core.
Tissamaharama (Sinhala තිස්සමහාරාමය, Tamil திஸ்ஸமஹாராம) is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.
The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP (translit, translit), is a political party in Sri Lanka.
Vidane Arachchi was an influential post (ranked above an Arachci but below a Muhandiram) in the native headmen system in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the colonial era.
Wijeyananda Dahanayake (විජයානන්ද දහනායක விஜயானந்த தகநாயக்கா; 22 October 1901 – 4 May 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.