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Arachchi (ආරච්චි) was the post of village headmen in Ceylon.
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Basil Rohana Rajapaksa (known as Basil Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of parliament for the Gampaha District.
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Beliatta is a town located in Hambantota District, southern province Sri Lanka near but inland from the coast about 7 km away.
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Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
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A cabinet is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically consisting of the top leaders of the executive branch.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) from August 23 to September 20, 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) in 19 March 1960.
Chamal Jayantha Rajapaksa (Sinhala:චමල් රාජපක්ෂ|Tamil:சமல் ராஜபக்ஷ) (born 30 October 1942) is a Sri Lankan politician who was Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015.
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The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family).
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Don M. Rajapaksa was a Ceylonese politician.
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Dudley Shelton Senanayake (Sinhala:ඩඩ්ලි ශෙල්ටන් සේනානායක|Tamil:டட்லி சேனநாயக்கா); 19 June 1911 – 13 April 1973) was a Ceylonese (now Sri Lanka) politician, who became the second Prime Minister of Ceylon and went on to become prime minister on three more times during the 1950s and 1960s.
Galle (ගාල්ල;காலி) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.
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George Rajapakse (25 December 1926 –) was a Sri Lankan politician.
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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.
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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 or a degree honoris causa (Latin: "for the sake of the honor") is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations.
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There are two main meanings for the word landscape: it can refer to the visible features of an area of land, or to an example of the genre of painting that depicts such an area of land.
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Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel.
This is a partial listing of prominent political families in Sri Lanka.
Percy Mahendra "Mahinda" Rajapaksa, MP (පර්සි මහේන්ද්ර "මහින්ද" රාජපක්ෂ,, மகிந்த ராசபக்ச; born 18 November 1945) is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the 6th President of Sri Lanka from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.
Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa (ලක්ශ්මන් නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ; born 10 April 1986; known as Namal Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician.
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Nirupama Deepika Rajapaksa 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.
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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 Buddhist robe wearer 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.
Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (සිරිමා රත්වත්තේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක, சிறிமா ரத்வத்தே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கே; 17 April 1916 – 10 October 2000), commonly known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike (the suffix "vo" denotes respect), was a Sri Lankan politician and the modern world's first female head of government.
Sri Lanka (or; Sinhalese Śrī Laṃkāva, Tamil Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය Sri Lanka Nidahas Pakshaya, இலங்கை சுதந்திரக் கட்சி) 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.
Tissamaharama (Sinhala තිස්සමහාරාමය) is a town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.
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The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP (එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය, pronounced Eksath Jathika Pakshaya, ஐக்கிய தேசியக் கட்சி), is a political party in Sri Lanka.
Wijeyananda Dahanayaka (විජයානන්ද දහනායක விஜயானந்த தகநாயக்கா; 22 October 1901 – 4 May 1997) was a Sri Lankan political figure.