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Dating pangalan ng ceylon

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The island is historically and culturally intertwined with the Indian subcontinentbut is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capitalSri Jayawardenepura Kotteis a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo. Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3, "Dating pangalan ng ceylon," with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back to at leastyears. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century to obtain political independence, which was granted in ; the country became a republic and adopted its current name in The current constitution stipulates the political system as a republic and a unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system.

Buddhism is given special privileges in the Sri Lankan constitution. The island is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population is from the Sinhalese ethnicitywhile a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island's history. MoorsBurghersMalaysDating pangalan ng ceylonand the indigenous Vedda are also established groups on the island. In antiquity, Sri Lanka was known to travellers by a variety of names.

According to the Mahavamsathe legendary Prince Vijaya named the land Tambapanni " copper-red hands" or "copper-red earth"because his followers' hands were reddened by the red soil of the area.

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