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Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
Alexander Cockburn

Meaning of "Sri Lanka" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka  [ˌsriː ˈlæŋkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SRI LANKA

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
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Sri Lanka is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SRI LANKA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sri Lanka

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 3,000 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 of Sri Lanka, the Pāli Canon, dates back to the Fourth Buddhist Council in 29 BCE. 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.

Definition of Sri Lanka in the English dictionary

The definition of Sri Lanka in the dictionary is a republic in S Asia, occupying the island of Ceylon: settled by the Sinhalese from S India in about 550 bc; became a British colony 1802; gained independence in 1948, becoming a republic within the Commonwealth in 1972. Exports include tea, cocoa, cinnamon, and copra. Official languages: Sinhalese and Tamil; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Hinayana Buddhist majority. Currency: Sri Lanka rupee. Capital: Colombo, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. Parts of the coast suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 21 675 648. Area: 65 610 sq km Official name : Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Former name : Ceylon.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SRI LANKA


anchor
ˈæŋkə
anker
ˈæŋkə
Bangka
ˈbæŋkə
Banka
ˈbæŋkə
banker
ˈbæŋkə
barranca
bəˈræŋkə
canker
ˈkæŋkə
Casablanca
ˌkæsəˈblæŋkə
flanker
ˈflæŋkə
hanker
ˈhæŋkə
janker
ˈdʒæŋkə
rancour
ˈræŋkə
ranker
ˈræŋkə
spanker
ˈspæŋkə
stratotanker
ˈstrætəʊˌtæŋkə
supertanker
ˈsuːpəˌtæŋkə
tanker
ˈtæŋkə
thangka
ˈθæŋkə
wanker
ˈwæŋkə
yanker
ˈjæŋkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SRI LANKA

Sra
SRB
Srbija
SRC
Sri
Sri Lankan
Srinagar
SRN
SRO
Srta
SS
SS.
SSA
SSB
SSC
SSD
SSE
SSHA
SSL
SSM

WORDS THAT END LIKE SRI LANKA

Bullamakanka
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Dinka
Glinka
golomynka
keitai tanka
palinka
punka
Soyinka
stotinka
tanka
Treblinka
ziganka

Synonyms and antonyms of Sri Lanka in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Sri Lanka» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SRI LANKA

Find out the translation of Sri Lanka to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Sri Lanka from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Sri Lanka» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

斯里兰卡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sri Lanka
570 millions of speakers

English

Sri Lanka
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

श्रीलंका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِرِّي لَانْكَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Шри-Ланка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sri Lanka
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্রীলংকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Sri Lanka
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sri Lanka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sri Lanka
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スリランカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스리랑카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sri Lanka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Sri Lanka
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலங்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्रीलंका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sri Lanka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Sri Lanka
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sri Lanka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Шрі-Ланка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sri Lanka
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σρι Λάνκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sri Lanka
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sri Lanka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sri Lanka
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Sri Lanka

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SRI LANKA»

The term «Sri Lanka» is very widely used and occupies the 3.994 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SRI LANKA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Sri Lanka

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SRI LANKA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Sri Lanka.
1
James Buchan
Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia, the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war, and in modern Sri Lanka.
2
John Burdett
I discovered that Thailand was one of those countries, like Sri Lanka and India, where memory of past lives used to be commonplace. Go back a few generations, and you find people talking about earlier lives with total certainty.
3
Billy Campbell
I almost always do things that I like, in some form or fashion. Every once in awhile that means that I don't think the script is any good and I don't have any trust in the people, but the film is shooting in Sri Lanka, or somewhere like that, so I'm going.
4
Alexander Cockburn
Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
5
Martin Jacques
The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.
6
Nicholas D. Kristof
A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led the way in slashing maternal mortality.
7
M.I.A.
Sri Lanka is an island off the coast of India. There's two ethnicities there; one the Sinhalese, which is the majority and the government, and the minority, who are the Tamils. That's where I'm from. And my lifetime sort of began there; I spent 10 years, and I was there during when the war started and fled as a refugee to England.
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M.I.A.
I'm just so grateful for the 10 years that I had in Sri Lanka when it was in the middle of a war and I was getting shot at, because now and again I remember glimpses of those times, and I just go, 'Wow, I'll never, ever see that again in my life. And I'm never gonna feel that, and I'm never gonna feel for a human being like that.'
9
M.I.A.
I was shot at for being a Tamil in Sri Lanka, and then, everyone was calling me a Paki in London, and I'm not even Pakistani.
10
M.I.A.
My giving birth was nothing when I think about all the people in Sri Lanka that have to give birth in a concentration camp.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SRI LANKA»

Discover the use of Sri Lanka in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Sri Lanka and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cage: The fight for Sri Lanka & the Last Days of the ...
Tens of thousands of civilians were killed when the government decimated the guerilla organisation, the Tamil Tigers. Gordon Weiss witnessed the conflict at first hand as a UN spokesman in Colombo.
Gordon Weiss, 2011
2
Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka: Up-country Tamil Identity ...
Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka.
Daniel Bass, 2013
3
Sri Lanka.: Kandy, curry and spices.
Whether you want to marvel at ancient cities or the Buddha's tooth, comb idyllic beaches or follow the paths of elephants, this guide to the colours and flavours of Sri Lanka is your key to unlocking its secrets. 43 maps, including a colour ...
Verity Campbell, 2001
4
Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War
The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax.
Frances Harrison, 2012
5
Sri Lanka: Current Issues and Historical Background
This book provides an overview of the development of a small country, which on the one hand, is unique, and on the other hand, is also an interesting reflection and microcosm of the global economy.
Walter Nubin, 2002
6
War Or Peace in Sri Lanka
The Author Is A Long Serving Diplomat And A Close Friend Of Many Players Who Guided The Nation`S Destiny, He Gives Us A Ring-Side View Of The Goings On In The Bloody Drama Of The Ethnic Tamil Strife For Identity.
T.D.S.A. Dissanayaka, 2004
7
Sri Lanka
Complemented by easy-to use, reliable maps, helpful recommendations, authoritative background information, and up-to-date coverage of things to see and do, these popular travel guides cover in detail countries, regions, and cities around ...
‎2009
8
Sri Lanka: History and the Roots of Conflict
Sheds fresh light on the historical roots of the ethnic crisis in the country. Its interest extends beyond contemporary politics into history, anthropology and development studies.
Jonathan Spencer, 2002
9
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka offers an incredible diversity of flora, fauna, culture, history; everything from Buddha to beaches packed into one beautiful ?teardrop' isle.
Royston Ellis, 2011
10
Investing in Maternal Health: Learning from Malaysia and Sri ...
Removing financial barriers to maternal care for clients was an important step in both countries. Professional midwives constitute the backbone of maternal care in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Indra Pathmanathan, Jerker Liljestrand, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SRI LANKA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Sri Lanka is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 3: Highlights, Scorecard and …
Sri Lanka seized a stranglehold on the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday, as they batted themselves into a lead of 291, closing on 228 for five at stumps. «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
Cricket World Cup: South Africa Proteas defeat Sri Lanka by nine …
All-rounder JP Duminy claimed a hat-trick, as South Africa stormed into the cricket World Cup semi-finals with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Sri ... «ABC Online, Mar 15»
3
Sri Lanka plans domestic inquiry into war crimes but refuses UN probe
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena plans to set up a domestic inquiry into alleged crimes committed during the country's civil war, including abuses said to ... «Al Jazeera America, Mar 15»
4
World Cup, Sri Lanka vs Scotland as it happened: Sri Lanka thump …
Mathews: I've got a sore Achilles tendon, so management thought it would be wise for me to stay out of the field as a precautionary measure. I don't think I will be ... «Firstpost, Mar 15»
5
World Cup: Sri Lanka suffer injuries to Karunaratne & Herath
Sri Lanka will be without batsman Dimuth Karunaratne for the remainder of the ... Herath is expected to miss Sri Lanka's game against Australia on 8 March after ... «BBC Sport, Mar 15»
6
Sri Lanka Halts Chinese-Backed Construction Project
COLOMBO, Sri LankaSri Lanka's new government Thursday ordered a halt to work on a massive Chinese-backed construction project as it weighs the legality ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
7
England thrashed by Sri Lanka in World Cup in Wellington
England slipped to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka comfortably chased 310 to win by nine wickets in Wellington. «BBC Sport, Mar 15»
8
New Zealand open their Cricket World Cup in style against Sri Lanka
New Zealand fulfilled the hopes of a capacity crowd, celebrating another landmark in the rebirth of their city, by defeating Sri Lanka by 98 runs. It was a well-nigh ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
9
Pope emphasizes post-war healing in Sri Lanka with rare Buddhist …
During his two-day trip to Sri Lanka - which is about 70 percent Buddhist, ... Earlier, Francis gave Sri Lanka its first saint at a seafront Mass for more half a million ... «Reuters, Jan 15»
10
Why the Sri Lanka election upset is a blow to China
For Mahinda Rajapaksa, the now former president of Sri Lanka, last week's stunning election defeat must be a bit of a head-scratcher. Having ended the ... «The Week Magazine, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sri Lanka [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sri-lanka>. Jul 2019 ».
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