- 1 Who controlled Sri Lanka until 1948?
- 2 What was Sri Lanka called before 1948?
- 3 Where did the Portuguese land in Sri Lanka?
- 4 Who was the president in 1948 in Sri Lanka?
- 5 Who is the father of free education in Sri Lanka?
- 6 Is Sri Lanka poor?
- 7 What is Sri Lanka old name?
- 8 Did Portugal rule Sri Lanka?
- 9 Where did Portuguese land at first in Sri Lanka?
- 10 Who was the last Sinhala king of Sri Lanka?
- 11 What is the salary of Sri Lankan President?
- 12 What happened in 1948 in Sri Lanka?
- 13 What was the largest social group in Sri Lanka in 1948?
Who controlled Sri Lanka until 1948?
The British Ceylon period is the history of Sri Lanka between 1815 and 1948. It follows the fall of the Kandyan Kingdom into the hands of the British Empire. It ended over 2300 years of Sinhalese monarchy rule on the island. The British rule on the island lasted until 1948 when the country regained independence.
What was Sri Lanka called before 1948?
Ceilão, the name given to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese Empire when it arrived in 1505, was transliterated into English as Ceylon. As a British crown colony, the island was known as Ceylon; it achieved independence as the Dominion of Ceylon in 1948.
Where did the Portuguese land in Sri Lanka?
The Portuguese expanded to the lower reaches of the Central Highlands and annexed the east coast ports of Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Although Portuguese possessions in Sri Lanka became a part of the Portuguese Estado da India (State of India), the administrative structure of the Kotte kingdom was retained.
Who was the president in 1948 in Sri Lanka?
Jayewardene became the first president under the new Constitution and assumed direct control of the government machinery and party.
Who is the father of free education in Sri Lanka?
Kannangara’s significant achievements in areas of education have led him to being commonly referred to as the Father of Free Education in Sri Lanka.
Is Sri Lanka poor?
In terms of World Bank estimates of per capita GDP Sri Lanka is a poor country indeed: twenty-fifth from the bottom of their list of 125 countries. Income distribution is considerably less unequal than in most developing countries.
What is Sri Lanka old name?
Ancient Greek geographers called it Taprobane. Arabs referred to it as Serendib. Later European mapmakers called it Ceylon, a name still used occasionally for trade purposes. It officially became Sri Lanka in 1972. 6
Did Portugal rule Sri Lanka?
The Portuguese were the dominating political power from about 1505 to 1658 in Sri Lanka. Until about 1530 their involvement in the country was limited to trade. The Jaffna kingdom also came under Portuguese rule in 1619.
Where did Portuguese land at first in Sri Lanka?
The first Portuguese visiting Ceylon was Dom Lourenço de Almeida in 1505 or 1506. Accidentally, after a storm, adverse winds drove him to the island’s coast near Galle. In the last months of the years 1505 or 1506 Dom Lourenço’s fleet anchored off Colombo.
Who was the last Sinhala king of Sri Lanka?
Sri Vira Parakrama Narendra Singha (1707–1739 AD) was the last Sinhalese King of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Kandy. He was also known as the “Prince of Kundasale”.
What is the salary of Sri Lankan President?
Salary. The president would receive a monthly salary (as of 2016) of LKR 97,500 (≈ $ 636.7) paid from the consolidated fund.
What happened in 1948 in Sri Lanka?
It succeeded when, on 4 February 1948, Ceylon was granted independence as the Dominion of Ceylon. Dominion status within the British Commonwealth was retained for the next 24 years until 22 May 1972 when it became a republic and was renamed the Republic of Sri Lanka.
Sinhalse and Sri Lankan Tamils.