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Sri Lanka

Country in south Asia

Sri Lanka (UK: /sri ˈlæŋkə, ʃriː -/, US: /- ˈlɑːŋkə/; formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka shares a maritime border with India and the Maldives. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Colombo is its largest city and financial center.

Sri Lanka's documented history goes back 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements that dates to at least 125,000 years ago. It has a rich cultural heritage. The earliest known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, known collectively as the Pāli canon, date to the fourth Buddhist council, which took place in 29 BCE.

Sri Lanka's geographic location and deep harbors have made it of great strategic importance, from the earliest days of the ancient Silk Road trade route to today's so-called maritime Silk Road. Because its location made it a major trading hub, it was already known to both Far Easterners and Europeans as long ago as the Anuradhapura period. The country's trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, which helped to create Sri Lanka's diverse population.

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Sri Lanka's beleaguered President blocked from leaving country by airport staff, senior military source says

Iqbal Athas and Hannah Ritchie, CNN

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July 12, 2022

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October 13, 2021
https://www.outlookindia.com/
Fans would be able to watch the games on Sony's sports channels as well as on its OTT platform, SonyLIV. DFL stated the deal has already commenced and would be valid until the end of the 2022-23 season.
September 28, 2021
The Economic Times
Up till 2019, China Development Bank and China Import-Export bank granted loans worth almost $120 billion to the developing countries of Asia-Pacific regions. But the question arises: what is the intention behind providing these loans?
By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI
September 16, 2021
AP NEWS
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Environmentalists in Sri Lanka are challenging a court order issued earlier this month that would allow the return of 14 illegally captured wild elephants to people accused of buying them from traffickers.
September 7, 2021
The Economic Times
Basil Rajapaksa, 70, the youngest brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said state coffers had also suffered huge revenue losses in the Covid-19 pandemic.
By The Associated Press
August 27, 2021
AP NEWS
NEW YORK --- U.S. health officials say two new studies from California provide more evidence that schools can open safely if they do the right things.One looked at COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County.
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