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  • n  an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India
  • n  a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
Quotes

  • Romila Thapar in Sify
    While the BJP and the Hindutva brotherhood prefer a literal interpretation of this episode, historians like Romila Thapar say that "the identification with present day Sri Lanka is problematic" considering that the "earliest name for Ceylon...
  • Thomas Menino in Earthtimes (press release)
    Thanks to the support of KaBOOM!, Stop & Shop, and Project Right, the $2 million renovation the Boston Parks & Recreation is undertaking at Ceylon Park will be made even better with the addition of this exciting new playground,said Mayor...
  • Mahinda Rajapakse in TamilNet
    All the Tamil leaders of Jaffna in the past had wished the people of Ceylon to live united and it was the Tamil youth organization in Jaffna which had had engaged in struggles to prevent foreign powers from partitioning the country, said...

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