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Appathurai Vinayagamoorthy (அப்பாத்துரை விநாயகமூர்த்தி; 19 December 1933 – 28 May 2017) was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament.
ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Adam's Bridge (Sinhala: adamgay palama), also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu (Sanskrit), is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka.
An administrative division, unit, entity, area or region, also referred to as a subnational entity, statoid, constituent unit, or country subdivision, is a portion of a country or other region delineated for the purpose of administration.
Akkarayan Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Anuradhapura (අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්රික්කය anūrādhapūra distrikkaya; அனுராதபுரம் மாவட்டம் Aṉurātapuram māvaṭṭam) is a district in North Central Province, Sri Lanka.
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt).
The Bay of Bengal (Bengali: বঙ্গোপসাগর) is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, bounded on the west and north by India and Bangladesh, and on the east by Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India).
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්රිතාන්ය ලංකාව, Brithānya Laṃkāva; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai) was a British Crown colony between 1815 and 1948.
Theravada Buddhism is the religion of 70.2% of the population of Sri Lanka.
Justice Canagasabapathy Visuvalingam Vigneswaran, PC (கனகசபாபதி விசுவலிங்கம் விக்னேஸ்வரன் Kaṉakacapāpati Vicuvaliṅkam Vikṉēsvaraṉ; born 23 October 1939) is a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, judge and politician.
Cirupitty Wyravanathar Thamotharampillai (ி.; 12 September 1832 - 1 January 1901)), sometimes referred to by the initials as C. Y., devoted his energies to the work of editing and publishing some of the oldest works of classical Tamil poetry and grammar. Pillai, along with his contemporaries such as U. V. Swaminatha Iyer, was responsible for collecting and cataloguing numerous old Sangam manuscripts and preparing them into compilations and modern form. Both Iyer and Pillai printed and published Tholkappiyam, Nachinarkiniyar urai (1895), Tholkappiyam Senavariyar urai, (1868), Manimekalai (1898), Cilappatikaram (1889), Pattupattu (1889), and Purananuru (1894), all with scholarly commentaries. Between them, they published more 100 works in all, including minor poems.
A campus is traditionally the land on which a college or university and related institutional buildings are situated.
A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka (Sinhala: Sri Lankavay Katholika Sabhava) is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the pope in Rome.
Chalai Lagoon is a lagoon in Mullaitivu District, north-east Sri Lanka.
Chavakachcheri (சாவகச்சேரி Cāvakaccēri, ජාවකච්චේරි Jāvakachchēri) is a large town in the Jaffna peninsula of Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Christianity is a minority religion in Sri Lanka.
Chundikkulam Lagoon (சுண்டிக்குளம் கடல் நீரேரி, කුම්බවැව Kumbavæwa) is a lagoon in Jaffna District and Kilinochchi District, north-east Sri Lanka.
CNN-News18 (originally CNN-IBN) is an Indian English-language news television channel founded by Rajdeep Sardesai located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The Colebrooke–Cameron Commission was appointed in 1822 as a Royal Commission of Eastern Inquiry by the British Colonial Office.
Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Śrī Laṃkā āndukrama vyavasthāva, Ilaṅkai araciyalamaippiṉ) has been the constitution of the island nation of Sri Lanka since its original promulgation by the National State Assembly on 7 September 1978.
A constitutional amendment is a modification of the constitution of a nation or state.
A declaration of independence or declaration of statehood is an assertion by a defined territory that it is independent and constitutes a state.
Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level.
In Sri Lanka, districts (Distrikka, மாவட்டம்) are the second-level administrative divisions, and are included in a province.
The districts of Sri Lanka are divided into administrative sub-units known as divisional secretariats.
The Donoughmore Constitution (translit; translit), created by the Donoughmore Commission, served Sri Lanka (Ceylon) from 1931 to 1947 when it was replaced by the Soulbury Constitution.
Kathiravelu Nythiananda Devananda, commonly known as Douglas Devananda (டக்ளஸ் தேவானந்தா), is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician, Cabinet Minister and leader of the Eelam People's Democratic Party.
Dutch Ceylon (Sinhala: ලන්දේසි ලංකාව Landesi Lankava) was a governorate established in present-day Sri Lanka by the Dutch East India Company.
Eswarapatham Saravanapavan (ஈசுவரபாதம் சரவணபவன்; born 15 December 1953) is a Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher, politician and Member of Parliament.
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.
The Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) is a former Indian backed Tamil militant group in Sri Lanka.
The Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) is a political party and a pro-government paramilitary organization in Sri Lanka.
The Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) is a Sri Lankan political party and a former militant separatist group.
An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.
A farmer (also called an agriculturer) is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials.
A fisherman or fisher is someone who captures fish and other animals from a body of water, or gathers shellfish.
Major General Gammanpila Arachchige Chandrasiri (known as G.A Chandrasiri), RWP, USP, ndc, psc, SLAC (born 1954) is a Sri Lankan general and a provincial governor.
Gondwana, or Gondwanaland, was a supercontinent that existed from the Neoproterozoic (about 550 million years ago) until the Carboniferous (about 320 million years ago).
A Government Agent (GA) or a District Secretary is a Sri Lankan civil servant of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service appointed by the central government to govern a certain district of the country.
The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා රජය Śrī Laṃkā Rajaya) is a semi-presidential system determined by the Sri Lankan Constitution.
A Grama Niladhari ("village officer") is a Sri Lankan public official appointed by the central government to carry out administrative duties in a grama niladhari division, which is a sub-unit of a divisional secretariat.
The Gulf of Mannar is a large shallow bay forming part of the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean.
Hinduism has a long tradition in Sri Lanka.
Unaiz Farook (March 15, 1973 -) is a Sri Lankan politician who represents the Vanni multi-member electoral district in the Sri Lankan Parliament.
Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) (இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சி, ඉලංගෙයි තමිළ් අරසු කච්චි) is a Sri Lankan political party which represents the Sri Lankan Tamil ethnic minority in the country.
Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) was the Indian military contingent performing a peacekeeping operation in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990.
Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka are Tamil people of Indian origin in Sri Lanka.
The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was an accord signed in Colombo on 29 July 1987, between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene.
An international airport is an airport that offers customs and immigration facilities for passengers travelling between countries.
Iranamadu Airport (translit, translit) is an air force station and domestic airport in Iranamadu in northern Sri Lanka.
An irrigation tank or tank is an artificial reservoir of any size.
Islam is a minority religion in Sri Lanka.
Junius Richard Jayewardene (ජුනියස් රිචඩ් ජයවර්ධන,ஜூனியஸ் ரிச்சட் ஜயவர்தனா; 17 September 1906 – 1 November 1996), commonly abbreviated in Sri Lanka as J. R., was the leader of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1989, serving as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1978 and as the second President of Sri Lanka from 1978 till 1989.
Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Jaffna Airport (translit; translit) is an air force base and domestic airport in Palaly in northern Sri Lanka.
Jaffna District (யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம் Yāḻppāṇam Māvaṭṭam; යාපනය දිස්ත්රික්කය yāpanaya distrikkaya) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Jaffna Electoral District is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka.
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.
Jaffna lagoon is a large lagoon off Jaffna District and Kilinochchi District, northern Sri Lanka.
Jaffna Peninsula (யாழ்ப்பாணக் குடாநாடு, Yāḻppāṇa kuṭānāṭu) or (யாழ் குடாநாடு, Yāḻ kuṭānāṭu) is an area in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Jaffna railway station (யாழ்ப்பாணம் புகையிரத நிலையம்) is a railway station in the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People's Liberation Front), often abbreviated as JVP (ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ; மக்கள் விடுதலை முன்னணி) is a communist and Marxist–Leninist party and political movement in Sri Lanka.
Kanakarayan Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Kankesanthurai or KKS, is a port suburb, fishing division and resort hub of the Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Kankesanthurai railway station (காங்கேசன்துறை தொடருந்து நிலையம் Kāṅkēcaṉtuṟai toṭaruntu nilaiyam) is a railway station in the town of Kankesanthurai in northern Sri Lanka.
Karaitivu (translit; කරඩූව Karaḍūva) is an island off the coast of Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka, located approximately north-west of the city of Jaffna.
Kaveri (anglicized as Cauvery), also referred as Ponni, is an Indian river flowing through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Kilinochchi (கிளிநொச்சி, IAST Kilinocci, කිලිනොච්චි) is the main town of Kilinochchi District, Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Kilinochchi District (கிளிநொச்சி மாவட்டம் Kiḷinocci Māvaṭṭam; කිලිනොච්චි දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Kodalikkallu Aru is a small river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Kokkilai lagoon (கொக்குளாய்; කෝකිලායි) is an estuarine lagoon in Mullaitivu District and Trincomalee District, north-east Sri Lanka.
A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs.
The Legislative Council of Ceylon was the legislative body of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) established in 1833, along with the Executive Council of Ceylon, on the recommendations of the Colebrooke-Cameron Commission.
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.
The Chief Minister of Northern Province, Sri Lanka is the head of the provincial board of ministers, a body which aids and advices the governor, the head of the provincial government, in the exercise of his executive power.
The Governor of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka (උතුරු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා Uthuru palāth āndukāravarayā) is the head of the provincial government and exercises executive power over subjects devolved to the Northern Provincial Council.
This is a list of islands of Sri Lanka.
Madhu is town in Mannar District, 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.
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන; மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன; born 3 September 1951) is a Sri Lankan politician and the 7th and current President of Sri Lanka, in office since January 2015.
The Malvathu River (මල්වතු ඔය Malvathu Oya, அருவி ஆறு Aruvi Aru) is a long river in Sri Lanka, connecting the city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital of the country for over 15 centuries, to the coast of Mannar.
Mandaitivu (translit; මන්ඩතිව් Manḍativ) is an island off the coast of Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka, located approximately south of the city of Jaffna.
Mandekal Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Mannar District (மன்னார் மாவட்டம் Maṉṉār Māvaṭṭam; මන්නාරම දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
The Mannar line is a railway line in Sri Lanka.
Mannar (மன்னார், මන්නාරම), formerly spelled Manar, is a large town and the main town of Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Mullaitivu District, of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Somasundaram Senathirajah (சோமசுந்தரம் சேனாதிராஜா; born 27 October 1942; commonly known as Mavai Senathirajah) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.
Medawachchiya is a town in the Anuradhapura District, North Central Province of Sri Lanka.
A merger, consolidation or amalgamation, in a political or administrative sense, is the combination of two or more political or administrative entities, such as municipalities (in other words cities, towns, etc.), counties, districts, etc., into a single entity.
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Mullaitivu (முல்லைத்தீவு Mullaittīvu, මූලදූව) is the main town of Mullaitivu District, situated on the north-eastern coast of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Mullaitivu District (முல்லைத்தீவு மாவட்டம் Mullaittīvu Māvaṭṭam; මුලතිවු දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Murugesu Chandrakumar is a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Deputy Chairman of Committees.He belongs to the Eelam People's Democratic Party.
Nagadeepa Purana Vihara (நயினாதீவு நாக விகாரை) is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Jaffna district of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Nai Aru Lagoon (or Nay Aru Lagoon) is an estuarine lagoon in Mullaitivu District, north-east Sri Lanka.
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil (நல்லூர் கந்தசுவாமி கோவில் නල්ලුරුව ස්කන්ධ කුමාර කෝවිල) is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Nanthi Kadal (நந்திக்கடல் Nantikkaṭal) is a lagoon in Mullaitivu District, north-east Sri Lanka.
Nay Aru (or Nai Aru) is a small river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Neduntheevu or Neduntivu (நெடுந்தீவு, ඩෙල්ෆ්ට්) (also known by its Dutch name Delft) is an island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka.
Netheli Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of Government of India.
North Central Province (උතුරු මැද පළාත Uturumeda Palata, வட மத்திய மாகாணம் Wada Maththiya Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka.
The North Eastern Province was one of the provinces of Sri Lanka.
Provincial Council elections were held on 19 November 1988 to elect members to Sri Lanka’s North Eastern Provincial Council.
North Western Province (වයඹ පළාත Wayamba Palata, வட மேல் மாகாணம் Vada Mael Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka.
The northern line is a railway line in Sri Lanka.
Northern Provincial Council (வட மாகாண சபை Vaṭa Mākāṇa Capai; NPC) is the provincial council for the Northern Province in Sri Lanka.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Pali Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
The Palk Strait (பாக்கு சலசந்தி / பாக்கு நீரிணை, Sinhala: පෝක් සමුද්ර සන්ධිය Pok Samudra Sandhiya) is a strait between the Tamil Nadu state of India and the Mannar district of the Northern Province of the island nation of Sri Lanka.
Pallai railway station (பளை தொடருந்து நிலையம் Paḷai toṭaruntu nilaiyam) is a railway station in the town of Pallai in northern Sri Lanka.
Pallavarayankaddu Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.
Parangi Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
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.
Per Aru is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
A perennial stream or perennial river is a stream or river (channel) that has continuous flow in parts of its stream bed all year round during years of normal rainfall.
Piramenthal is a small river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Point Pedro (translit; translit) is a town, located in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka, at the northernmost point of the island.
A political party is an organised group of people, often with common views, who come together to contest elections and hold power in government.
Politics of Sri Lanka takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Sri Lanka is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system.
Portuguese Ceylon (Ceilão Português, Sinhala: පෘතුගීසි ලංකාව Puruthugisi Lankawa) was the control of the Kingdom of Kotte by the Portuguese Empire, in present-day Sri Lanka, after the country's Crisis of the Sixteenth Century and into the Kandyan period.
Postal codes in Sri Lanka are five digit numbers used by Sri Lanka Post to sort mail more efficiently.
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති Śrī Laṃkā Janādhipathi; இலங்கை சனாதிபதி Ilankai janātipati) is the executive head of state and head of government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and commander-in-chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.
A proclamation (Lat. proclamare, to make public by announcement) is an official declaration issued by a person of authority to make certain announcements known.
A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity.
In Sri Lanka, provinces (translit; translit) are the first level administrative division.
Provincial councils of Sri Lanka are legislative bodies of the nine Provinces of Sri Lanka.
Pungudutivu (புங்குடுதீவு) is a small island composed of number villages that is just west of the Jaffna Peninsula in Sri Lankan Tamil dominated Northern Province.
Puthukudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Mullaitivu District, of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is invited to vote on a particular proposal.
Reginald Cooray (born 12 November 1947) is a Sri Lankan teacher and politician.
Sri Lanka's population practices a variety of religions.
Abdu Rishad Bathiudeen is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka since April 2010.
Sivagnanam Shritharan (சிவஞானம் சிறீதரன்) is a Sri Lankan Tamil teacher, politician and Member of Parliament.
The Sabaragamuwa Province, (සබරගමුව පළාත Sabaragamuwa Palata, சபரகமுவ மாகாணம் Sabaragamuwa Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.
Amirthanathan Adaikalanathan (அமிர்தநாதன் அடைக்கலநாதன்; born 10 June 1962; commonly known as Selvam Adaikalanathan) is a Sri Lankan Tamil militant turned politician and Member of Parliament.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu is a Roman Catholic Marian shrine in Mannar district of Sri Lanka.
Silvestri Alantine is a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
Annamalai Nadesu Sivasakthy Ananthan (born 29 July 1964) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.
Solosmasthana are 16 sacred places in Sri Lanka, believed by Buddhists to have been hallowed by visits of Gautama Buddha.
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 Armed Forces is the overall unified military of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka encompassing the Sri Lanka Army, the Sri Lanka Navy,and the Sri Lanka Air Force; they are governed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Sri Lanka Eastern Provincial Council elections, 2008 was held on May 10, 2008 to elect members to Sri Lanka’s Eastern Provincial Council.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (translit; translit) is one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (translit; ශ්රී ලංකා මුස්ලිම් කොංග්රසය Sri Lanka Muslim Kongrasaya) is a political party in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Navy (Śrī Laṃkā nāvika hamudāva; Ilaṅkai kaṭaṟpaṭai) is the naval arm of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and is classed as the country's most vital defence force due to its island geography.
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.
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka.
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.
The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora refers to the global diaspora of Sri Lankan Tamil origin.
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.
Legal status is the position held by something or someone with regard to law.
Sunday Observer is a weekly English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, published on Sundays.
The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා ශ්රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය Sri Lanka Sreshthadikaranaya)(Tamil: இலங்கை உயர் நீதிமன்றம் Ilankai ucca nitimanram) is the highest court of Sri Lanka.
Arumugam Kandaiah Premachandran (ஆறுமுகம் கந்தையா பிரேமச்சந்திரன்; born 8 November 1957; commonly known as Suresh Premachandran) is a Sri Lankan Tamil militant turned politician and former Member of Parliament.
Talaimannar (தலைமன்னார்; තලෙයිමන්නාරම) is a settlement in Sri Lanka located on the northwestern coast of Mannar Island.
Tamil Eelam (தமிழீழம் tamiḻ īḻam, generally rendered outside Tamil-speaking areas as தமிழ் ஈழம்) is a proposed independent state that Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora aspire to create in the north and east of Sri Lanka.
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.
Tamil Nadu (• tamiḻ nāḍu ? literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India.
The Tamil National Alliance (தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு ISO 15919: tamiḻt tēciyakkūṭṭamaippu; TNA) is a political alliance in Sri Lanka that represents the country's Sri Lankan Tamil minority.
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, Tamilans, or simply Tamils, are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Tamil as their mother tongue and trace their ancestry to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union territory of Puducherry, or the Northern, Eastern Province and Puttalam District of Sri Lanka.
The Daily Telegraph is an Australian daily tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Nationwide News Limited, a division of News Corp Australia, formerly News Limited.
The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered at Chennai.
Theravil Aru (or Toravil Aru) is a river in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka (13A) is amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka which created Provincial Councils in Sri Lanka.
Thunukkai Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Mullaitivu District, of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Tiruchirappalli (formerly Trichinopoly in English), also called Trichy, is a major tier II city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli District.
A tribute (/ˈtrɪbjuːt/) (from Latin tributum, contribution) is wealth, often in kind, that a party gives to another as a sign of respect or, as was often the case in historical contexts, of submission or allegiance.
The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP (translit, translit), is a political party in Sri Lanka.
The concept of universal suffrage, also known as general suffrage or common suffrage, consists of the right to vote of all adult citizens, regardless of property ownership, income, race, or ethnicity, subject only to minor exceptions.
A university (universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines.
The University of Ceylon was the only university in Sri Lanka (earlier Ceylon) from 1942 until 1972.
The University of Jaffna (translit; යාපනය විශ්වවිද්යාලය, Yāpanaya Viśvavidyālaya; abbreviated UoJ) is a public university in the city of Jaffna in Sri Lanka.
Uppu Aru lagoon is a lagoon in Jaffna District, northern Sri Lanka.
Uva Province (ඌව පළාත Uva Palata, ஊவா மாகாணம் Uva Maakaanam) is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,259,880 people, created in 1896.
Vadamarachchi lagoon (வடமராட்சி கடல்நீரேரி) is a lagoon in Jaffna District, northern Sri Lanka.
Valvettithurai (வல்வெட்டித்துறை Valveṭṭittuṟai; වල්වෙට්ටිතුරෙයි), sometimes shortened as VVT, is a coastal town of Jaffna District on the northeast coast of the Jaffna Peninsula in Northern Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council of the same name.
The Vanni, also spelled Wanni, is the name given to the mainland area of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
Vanni Electoral District (வன்னி தேர்தல் மாவட்டம்) is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka.
Vanniar or Vannia (Tamil: வன்னியர், Sinhalese: වන්නියා) is a title of a chief in medieval Sri Lanka who ruled the Chiefdom of Vanni regions as tribute payers to the Jaffna vassal state.
Vavuniya (translit) is a large town in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.
Vavuniya Airport (translit; translit) is an air force base and domestic airport in Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka.
Vavuniya District (வவுனியா மாவட்டம் Vavuṉiyā Māvaṭṭam; වවුනියා දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
Vavuniya railway station (வவுனியா தொடருந்து நிலையம் Vavuṉiyā toṭaruntu nilaiyam) is a railway station in the city of Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka.
Velanai Island(வேலணை), also known as Leiden in Dutch, is a small island off the coast of Jaffna Peninsula in the North of Sri Lanka.
Vijayakala Maheswaran (விஜயகலா மகேசுவரன்; born 23 November 1972) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and state minister.
Subramanyam Noharathalingam (சுப்பிரமணியம் நோகராதலிங்கம்; born 7 June 1963; commonly known as Vino Noharathalingam) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.
A water well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, boring, or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers.
The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.
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