American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Cey·lon (sĭ-lŏnˈ, sā-)Sri Lanka An island country in the Indian Ocean off southeast India. Inhabited originally by the Vedda, the island was later invaded by the Singhalese (6th century B.C.) and the Tamil (11th and 12th centuries A.D.). The lucrative spice trade on the island was controlled successively by Arab, Portuguese, Dutch, and British traders from the 12th century. It became a British colony in 1798 and achieved independence in 1948. In 1972 the island was declared a republic, and it adopted the Singhalese name of Sri Lanka. Colombo is the capital and the largest city. Population: 20,900,000.
- n. Country in South Asia. Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
- n. a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
- From Sinhalese ශ්රී ලංකාව (śrī laṃkā), from Sanskrit श्री (śrī, "holy") and लंका (lankā, "island"). (Wiktionary)
“On March 1, 1979, 45-year-old Kenneth Abeywickrama left his job as marketing manager of one of the largest multinationals in Sri Lanka to become board chairman of the troubled State Timber Corporation STC, a company wholly owned by the government of Sri Lanka.”
“An individual could enter a drugstore in Sri Lanka and silently indicate in a symbolic way that he or she wished to purchase a Preethi.”
“Earlier in 1979 Keiley spent two months in Sri Lanka preparing an economic analysis for USAID on a fuel wood and reforestation program.”
“The two dominant political parties were the Sri Lanka Freedom Party SLFP, led by S.”
“To the south of the Ganges was the enormous mass of the Indian peninsula stretching out into the ocean, with the fabled island of Taprobane Ceylon or Sri Lanka just off the southeastern coast.”
“Wood charcoaling expertise in Sri Lanka was scarce.”
“The then socialist government of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in coalition with the Communists and Trotskyists was so discredited by 1977 that Jayawardene entered the election campaign daring to say nice things about foreign investment.”
“The group has its own warehouse within the Colombo City area, enjoys bonded facilities with the principal banks, and is a Sri Lanka government-approved “credit agency.””
“FINCO maintains close ties with several Sri Lanka banks and has its main account with the Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd.”
“In September 1979 Thomas Barrett, a wealthy, socially concerned 1971 graduate of Harvard Business School, was presented with an investment proposal for a charcoal production venture in Sri Lanka to be undertaken jointly by Enterprise Development Inc.”
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