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Sri Lanka

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSri LankaSri Lan‧ka /sriː ˈlæŋkə/  a country in southern Asia, which is an island in the Indian Ocean, southeast of India. Population: 21,675,648 (2014). Capital: Colombo. Sri Lanka was formerly called Ceylon, and it was ruled by Britain from 1798 to 1948. About 70% of the population are Sinhalese, who are mostly Buddhists. The other main group is the Tamils, who are mostly Hindus, and many of them wanted to become independent from Sri Lanka. A group called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (commonly known as the Tamil Tigers) fought a long civil war with the government until they were defeated in 2009. see also TamilSri Lankan noun, adjective
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