The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India. Partially occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the coastal parts island was ceded to the British in 1796, and became a british colony in 1802.
Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC, and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c. The entire island was ceded to the British in 1815.
As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; the name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972.
Since Sri Lanka is a tropical country, you can expect the rain anytime of the year in different parts of the country.
However, the two major rainy seasons are North-East monsoon (October to January) predominantly affecting the east coast and South-West monsoon (May to July) which predominantly affects the west & south coast of sri lanka.
Being an island, the climate of Sri Lanka changes dramatically from one part of the country to another.
Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28year old Youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is formulating a new selection criteria for the upcoming Cricket Awards, taking into consideration the best Junior & Senior cricketers who have performed...
In the wake of Sri Lanka’s routing of Australia in the 3-match test series, it would have been ideally great to have made gone the full distance by coming tops in the ODIs. Sri Lanka Cricket has chosen the below named 14 players for the ODI series against Australia women’s team touring Sri Lanka .
The ODI matches will be played on the 18th & 20th of September in Dambulla...Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28year old Youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today. Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is in Southern Asia.It is an island country in the Indian Ocean, south of India.Sri Lanka has more than 2,550 years of continuous written history by means of the Mahawansha, and was also mentioned in several ancient Indian texts.One of the most famous is the Ramayana, in which the island, which was referred to as Lanka, was the island fortress of the king Ravana. Other notable but relatively more recent kingdoms are Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Gampola, Kandy and Jaffna Kingdoms.