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Kurunegala

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Kurunegala (කුරුණෑගල, குருணாகல்) is a major city in Sri Lanka. [1]

77 relations: Adam's Peak, Anglican Communion, Anuradhapura, Aryacakravarti dynasty, Battle of Greens, Beetle, Bharatha people, Bishop of Kurunegala, Buddhism, Burgher people, Chilaw, Christianity, City, Colombo, Cricket, Dambadeniya, Dambulla, Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Dry season, Eel, Elephant, English language, Ethagala, Gampola, Gautama Buddha, Goat, Hinduism, Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala, Islam, Jaffna Kingdom, Kandy, Köppen climate classification, Kegalle, Kurunegala District, Kurunegala railway station, Kurunegala train crash, List of cities in Sri Lanka, List of sovereign states, List of tallest statues, Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya, Maliyadeva College, Matale, Mayor, Metric system, Monkey, Municipal council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Negombo, North Western Province, Sri Lanka, Pandyan dynasty, ..., Polonnaruwa, Postal code, Puttalam, Relic of the tooth of the Buddha, Roman Catholic Diocese of Kurunegala, Royal College Wayamba, Kurunegala, Sanskrit, Sinhalese language, Sinhalese people, Sir John Kothalawala College, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Chetties, Sri Lankan Malays, Sri Lankan Moors, Sri Lankan Tamils, St. Anne's College (Sri Lanka), Tamil language, Temple of the Tooth, Tortoise, Trincomalee, Tropical rainforest climate, Tusk, Wayamba cricket team, Welagedara Stadium, Witchcraft, World War I, Yapahuwa. Expand index (27 more) »

Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak is a tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka.

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Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian communion with 85 million members, founded in 1867 in London, England.

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Anuradhapura

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

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Aryacakravarti dynasty

The Aryacakravarti dynasty (அரியச் சக்கரவர்த்திகள் வம்சம்) were kings of the Jaffna Kingdom in Sri Lanka.

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Battle of Greens

The Battle of Greens is the annual cricket match (Big Match) played between Royal College, Wayamba and Sir John Kothalawala College.

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Beetle

Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota.

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Bharatha people

Bharatha People also known as Bharatakula and Paravar, is an ethnicity in the island of Sri Lanka.

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Bishop of Kurunegala

The Anglican Bishop of Kurunegala is the bishop of the Diocese of Kurunegala, a diocese in the Church of Ceylon which is part of the Anglican Communion.

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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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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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Chilaw

Chilaw (හලාවත/Halāvata in Sinhala and சிலாபம் /Cilāpam in Tamil) is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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Christianity

ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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City

A city is a large human settlement.

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Colombo

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

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Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Dambadeniya

Dambadeniya is a ruined ancient city situated in the North Western Province (Wayamba), Sri Lanka on the Kurunegala - Negombo road.

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Dambulla

Dambulla (දඹුල්ල Dam̆bulla, தம்புள்ளை Tampuḷḷai) is a large town, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated north-east of Colombo and north of Kandy.

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Devi Balika Vidyalaya

Devi Balika Vidyalaya is a public national girls’ school in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Dry season

The dry season is a yearly period of low rainfall, especially in the tropics.

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Eel

An eel is any ray-finned fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes, which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera and about 800 species.

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Elephant

Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Ethagala

Ethagala (ඇතාගල) (the Elephant Rock) is one of seven rocks that overlook the town of Kurunegala, in Sri Lanka.

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Gampola

Gampola (Sinhala:ගම්පොල, Tamil:கம்பளை) is a town located in Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.

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Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

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Goat

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

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Hinduism

Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.

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Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala

Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala is a leading Catholic girls school in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.

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Islam

IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

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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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Kandy

Kandy (මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced; கண்டி, pronounced) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province.

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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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Kegalle

Kegalle (කෑගල්ල; கேகாலை) is a large town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.

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Kurunegala District

Kurunegala is a district in North Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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Kurunegala railway station

Kurunegala Railway Station is a major station, situated in the Kurunegala District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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Kurunegala train crash

The Yattalgoda train crash was an accident on a Sri Lankan rail line near the town of Kurunegala on 19 August 2001.

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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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List of tallest statues

This list of the tallest statues includes completed statues that are at least 30 meters tall, which was the assumed height of the Colossus of Rhodes.

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Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya

Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya is a Buddhist mixed school in Sri Lanka, located in the North Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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Maliyadeva College

Maliyadeva College (Sinhala: මලියදේව විද්‍යාලය), is a government school in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, established in 1888, by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott.

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Matale

Matale (Sinhala: මාතලේ, Tamil:மாத்தளை) often written as Mathale (pronounced Maathalé), is a large town in Matale District of the Central Province, of Sri Lanka.

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Mayor

In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.

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Metric system

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

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Monkey

Monkeys are non-hominoid simians, generally possessing tails and consisting of about 260 known living species.

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Municipal council

A municipal council is the local government of a municipality such as city councils and town councils.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

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Negombo

Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province.

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North Western Province, Sri Lanka

North Western Province (වයඹ පළාත Wayamba Palata, வட மேல் மாகாணம் Vada Mael Maakaanam) is a province of 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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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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Postal code

A postal code (also known locally in various English-speaking countries throughout the world as a postcode, post code, Eircode, PIN Code or ZIP Code) is a series of letters or digits or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail.

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Puttalam

Puttalam (Sinhalese: පුත්තලම; Tamil: புத்தளம்) is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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Relic of the tooth of the Buddha

The Sacred Relic of the tooth of Buddha (Pali danta dhātuya) is venerated in Sri Lanka as a cetiya "relic" of Gautama Buddha, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Kurunegala

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kurunegala (Lat: Dioecesis Kurunegalaensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.

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Royal College Wayamba, Kurunegala

Royal College Wayamba, Kurunegala (වයඹ රාජකීය විද්‍යාලය; also known as Wayamba Royal College) is a national school in Kurunegala, Established in February 1993Sri Lanka.

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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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Sir John Kothalawala College

Sir John Kothalawala College (Sir John Kothalawala Maha Vidyalaya) is a public college in the town of Kurunegala, 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 Lankan Chetties

Sri Lankan Chetties also known as Colombo Chetties, is an ethnicity in the island of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan Malays

Sri Lankan Malays (also known in Sinhalese language as Ja Minissu meaning Javanese - a catch-all term historically used for all natives of the Malay Archipelago - are a group consisting of about 40,000 people who make up 0.20% of the Sri Lankan population. Their ancestors initially came to the country when both Sri Lanka and Indonesia were colonies of the Dutch, while a second wave (1796–1948) came from the Malay Peninsula, when both Malaya and Sri Lanka were in the British Empire. Significant Malay presence in Sri Lanka dated as early as 13th century, when Chandrabhanu Sridhamaraja, a Malay of Tambralinga managed to occupy northern part of the island in 1247, nonetheless the followers of Chandrabhanu would mostly assimilate to the local population. Many of the ancestors of present-day Sri Lankan Malays coming from soldiers posted by the Dutch which later continued by the British for colonial administration to Sri Lanka, who decided to settle on the island. Other immigrants were convicts or members of noble houses from Dutch East Indies (present day Indonesia) who were exiled to Sri Lanka and who never left. The main source of a continuing Malay identity is their common Malay language, the Islamic faith and their ancestral origin from the Malay Archipelago. Many Sri Lankan Malays have been celebrated as courageous soldiers, politicians, sportsmen, lawyers, accountants and doctors.

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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. Anne's College (Sri Lanka)

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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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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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Tortoise

Tortoises are a family, Testudinidae. Testudinidae is a Family under the order Testudines and suborder Cryptodira.

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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 rainforest climate

A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a tropical climate usually (but not always) found along the equator.

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Tusk

Tusks are elongated, continuously growing front teeth, usually but not always in pairs, that protrude well beyond the mouth of certain mammal species.

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Wayamba cricket team

Wayamba cricket team was a Sri Lankan first class cricket team based in Kurunegala, that represented North Western Province.

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Welagedara Stadium

Welagedara Stadium (වෙලගෙදර ක්‍රීඩාංගණය, வெலகெதர விலையாட்டு அரங்கம்) is a multi-use stadium in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.

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Witchcraft

Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Yapahuwa

Yapahuwa (Sinhalese language: යාපහුව) was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka.

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References

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

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