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Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera

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Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera, OBE, JP (8 November 1899 – 23 April 1973) was a Sri Lankan academic, scholar and diplomat best known for his Malalasekara English-Sinhala Dictionary. [1]

47 relations: Anagarika Dharmapala, Ananda College, Ayurveda, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Barristers in England and Wales, Biyagama, British Empire, Buddhism, Ceylon Medical College, Ceylon University College, Civilization, Colombo, Dictionary, Doctor of Letters, Emeritus, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, High commissioner, Ja-Ela, Justice of the peace, Licentiate (degree), List of Sri Lankan non-career diplomats, Master of Arts, Nalanda College, Colombo, Order of the British Empire, Pali, Pali Text Society, Panadura, Patrick de Silva Kularatne, Permanent representative, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sanskrit, Sinhalese language, Sinhalese people, SOAS, University of London, Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, St. John's College Panadura, Temple of the Tooth, The Island (Sri Lanka), Theravada, Thomas Rhys Davids, University of Cambridge, University of Ceylon, University of London, University of London International Programmes, World Fellowship of Buddhists.

Anagarika Dharmapala

Anagārika Dharmapāla (Pali: Anagārika,; Sinhalese: Anagarika, lit., අනගාරික ධර්මපාල; 17 September 1864 – 29 April 1933) was a Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) Buddhist revivalist and writer.

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Ananda College

Ananda College (Sinhala: ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලය) is a national school for boys, with a student population exceeding 7,000 across 13 grades from primary to secondary classes, on a campus of in Maradana, Colombo.

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.

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École française d'Extrême-Orient

The École française d'Extrême-Orient (French School of the Far East), abbreviated EFEO, is an associated college of PSL University dedicated to the study of Asian societies.

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Barristers in England and Wales

Barristers in England and Wales are one of the two main categories of lawyer in England and Wales, the other being solicitors.

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Biyagama

Biyagama is an electorate in Gampaha District, situated in the Western Province of Sri Lanka.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Ceylon Medical College

Ceylon Medical College was a public medical school in Ceylon.

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Ceylon University College

Ceylon University College was a public university college in Ceylon.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

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.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Civilization

A civilization or civilisation (see English spelling differences) is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment.

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Colombo

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

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Dictionary

A dictionary, sometimes known as a wordbook, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often arranged alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), which may include information on definitions, usage, etymologies, pronunciations, translation, etc.

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Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., Litt.D., D. Lit., or Lit. D.; Latin Litterarum Doctor or Doctor Litterarum) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D. and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits.

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Emeritus

Emeritus, in its current usage, is an adjective used to designate a retired professor, pastor, bishop, pope, director, president, prime minister, or other person.

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Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya is the largest single faculty in the entire university system of Sri Lanka.

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High commissioner

High commissioner is the title of various high-ranking, special executive positions held by a commission of appointment.

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Ja-Ela

Ja-Ela is a suburb of Colombo, located approximately north of the Colombo city centre.

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Justice of the peace

A justice of the peace (JP) is a judicial officer, of a lower or puisne court, elected or appointed by means of a commission (letters patent) to keep the peace.

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Licentiate (degree)

A licentiate is a degree below that of a PhD given by universities in some countries.

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List of Sri Lankan non-career diplomats

This is a list of Sri Lankan non-career diplomats, who have been appointed by Government of Sri Lanka as Ambassadors and High Commissioners, but are not Career diplomats by profession, meaning they are not from the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, but are from different professions and politicians.

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Master of Arts

A Master of Arts (Magister Artium; abbreviated MA; also Artium Magister, abbreviated AM) is a person who was admitted to a type of master's degree awarded by universities in many countries, and the degree is also named Master of Arts in colloquial speech.

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Nalanda College, Colombo

Nalanda College (Sinhala: නාලන්දා විද්‍යාලය) is a national school in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

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.

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New Year's Eve

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.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Pali

Pali, or Magadhan, is a Middle Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian subcontinent.

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Pali Text Society

The Pali Text Society is a text publication society founded in 1881 by Thomas William Rhys Davids "to foster and promote the study of Pāli texts".

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Panadura

Panadura (Sinhala: පානදුර, Tamil: பாணந்துறை) is a large town in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka.

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Patrick de Silva Kularatne

Panis (Patrick) de Silva Kularatne (31 March 1893 – 16 November 1976) (known as P de S Kularatne) was an educationist and politician of Sri Lanka.

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Permanent representative

A permanent representative is a diplomat who is the head of a country’s diplomatic mission to an international organisation.

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Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka

The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

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.

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Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Sinhalese language

Sinhalese, known natively as Sinhala (සිංහල; siṁhala), is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million.

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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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SOAS, University of London

SOAS University of London (the School of Oriental and African Studies), is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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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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St. John's College Panadura

St John’s College is a prominent school in Panadura, Sri Lanka, that was founded in 1876.

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Temple of the Tooth

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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The Island (Sri Lanka)

The Island is a daily English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka.

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Theravada

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.

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Thomas Rhys Davids

Thomas William Rhys Davids, FBA (12 May 1843 – 27 December 1922) was a British scholar of the Pāli language and founder of the Pāli Text Society.

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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University of Ceylon

The University of Ceylon was the only university in Sri Lanka (earlier Ceylon) from 1942 until 1972.

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University of London

The University of London (abbreviated as Lond. or more rarely Londin. in post-nominals) is a collegiate and a federal research university located in London, England.

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University of London International Programmes

The University of London (formerly International Programmes) is a central academic body within the University of London, which manages external study programmes.

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World Fellowship of Buddhists

The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) is an international Buddhist organization.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

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.

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References

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

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