What does sri lanka mean?

Definitions for sri lankaˌsri ˈlɑŋ kə, ˈlæŋ kə, ˌʃri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ceylon(noun)

    a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948

Wiktionary

  1. Sri Lanka(ProperNoun)

    Country in South Asia. Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Freebase

  1. Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. Sri Lanka has a documented history that spans over 3000 years. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. Sri Lanka is a diverse country home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. It is the land of the Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, Moors, Indian Tamils, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island. The country's recent history has been marred by a thirty-year civil war which decisively but controversially ended in a military victory in 2009. Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state governed by a presidential system. The capital, Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte, is a suburb of the largest city, Colombo. An important producer of tea, coffee, gemstones, coconuts, rubber and the native cinnamon, Sri Lanka has been called The tear drop of India because of its shape and location and is known as "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean" because of its natural beauty. It is also known as "The nation of smiling people". The island contains tropical forests, and diverse landscapes with high biodiversity.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sri lanka in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sri lanka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rukshan Fernando:

    We all have Sri Lankan backgrounds and as we were growing up, we heard many stories from our parents about their childhoods in Sri Lanka.

  2. Han Hua:

    They haven't completely clamped down on China's influence in Sri Lanka, in particular in terms of economic investment, china will certainly take a lesson away from the Sri Lanka election, including how to ensure that China's investment and economic cooperation projects are not subject to political influence.

  3. Sonya Sceats:

    Despite the fact the civil war ended in May 2009, torture has been ongoing in Sri Lanka in every year since, right up to the present time, as an organization we've continued to receive very high volumes of referrals of Sri Lankans and in fact, we've had a couple of cases of torture this year after the change of president.

  4. Scott Cohen:

    If you've seen someone who's going to Sri Lanka for work and has posted a beautiful picture of Sri Lanka for work on Instagram, you've sat at your desk and thought to yourself :' Wouldn't Sri Lanka for work be fantastic if I could travel for work as well,' sri Lanka for work's the glamorized side that's entirely missing out these darker aspects.

  5. Sonya Sceats:

    The UN human rights chief has rightly concluded that Sri Lanka's domestic courts are ill-equipped to prosecute the heinous international crimes exposed by the UN investigation, sri Lankan torture survivors in treatment with us are adamant that they cannot trust a purely domestic process and will take comfort from the High Commissioner's warning that there must not be a replay of past broken promises.

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