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Maharagama
Maharagama
Maharagama
is a large suburb of Colombo
Colombo
city in Colombo
Colombo
District, Sri Lanka on the High-Level (A4) Road about 15 km from the centre of the commercial capital. It developed rapidly in the 1980s as a dormitory suburb. Governed by the Maharagama
Maharagama
Urban Council, the town possesses facilities like supermarkets, department stores, clothing, food and severages shops to fulfill the needs of citizens. There are number of bus routes passing the area and starting from the suburb that connect Maharagama
Maharagama
to all the suburbs
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Suburb
A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.[1] In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English
Australian English
and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and a few U.S. states, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities
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Sri Lankan Malays
Sri Lankan Malays
Sri Lankan Malays
(also known in Sinhalese language
Sinhalese language
as Ja Minissu meaning Javanese (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලාංකා මැලේ; Tamil: இலங்கை மலாய்) - a catch-all term historically used for all natives of the Malay Archipelago
Malay Archipelago
- are a group consisting of about 40,000 people who make up 0.20% of the Sri Lankan population
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Welimada
Welimada (වැලිමඩ)is a town in the Badulla District of the Uva Province of Sri Lanka.[1][2][3][4][5][6]Contents1 Administration 2 Places of interest2.1 Sthripura Cave3 Members of The Parliament 4 See also 5 ReferencesAdministration[edit] The Welimada town is now administered by the Welimada Divisional Council. Notable government institutions include:Divisional Secretariat Police Station Government HospitalPlaces of interest[edit]Divurumwela Old Temple Sthripura Cave[7][8] Bomburu ella Waterfall[9] Manabharana Waterfalls - Lunuwattha Boralanda Dairy Farms 18th Railway Tunnel Reservoir of Umaoya ProjectSthripura Cave[edit] Sthripura Cave is located at Kiriwanagama about 16 km from Welimada. The Cave consists of a series of three caves. It is believed from the legend, The cave had been used by the King Ravana of Sri Lanka to hide the princess Sita
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Suriyawewa
Sooriyawewa is a town in Sri Lanka. It is located in Hambantota District of Southern Province, Sri Lanka.[1] Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium is situated here.EWIS has set up Sri Lanka’s first PC manufacturing plant – at Sooriyawewa. Notable people[edit]Nimali Liyanarachchi, runner, was born here in 1989.[2]References[edit]^ DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT ^ "Nimali Liyanarachchi". Ceylon Athletics News & information Portal. Retrieved 2017-07-16. Coordinates: 6°19′N 81°00′E / 6.317°N 81.000°E / 6.317; 81.000This Southern Province, Sri Lanka location article is a stub
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Katukurunda
Katukurunda Airport (Sinhalese: කටුකුරුන්ද ගුවන්තොටුපළ Katukurunda Guwanthotupala, IATA: KTY[1], ICAO: VCCN) is a domestic airport located near the town of Kalutara in Sri Lanka.[2] It is also a military airbase known as Sri Lanka Air Force Katukurunda or SLAF Katukurunda.[3] The facility is located 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) southeast of the town of Kalutara.[2] It resides at an elevation of 3 metres (10 ft) and has one runway designated 11/29 with a bitumen surface measuring 1,006 by 46 metres (3,301 ft × 151 ft).[2] History[edit] Originally established as a Royal Naval Air Station HMS Ukussa, it was reactivated in 1984 by the Sri Lanka Air Force
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Athurugiriya
Athurugiriya
Athurugiriya
is a suburb of Colombo
Colombo
city in Colombo
Colombo
District, Sri Lanka. It is situated on the Kotte-Bope Road (B 240) about 15 km away from the centre of the commercial capital Colombo. This suburb is a highly sought after residential center in Colombo
Colombo
city. King Walagamba
Walagamba
also use this place as a hiding place before he chased away the South Indian invaders. History[edit] History of the area dates back to at least 212 BC. Historic cave temple complex Korathota Raja maha Vihara located 3 km north from the city centre. Brahmi
Brahmi
inscriptions on the cave temple mention a dedication from the daughter of King Walagamba
Walagamba
and a local official
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Mattegoda
Mattegoda is a town in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is located a short distance south-east of Colombo. It is well known for the housing scheme situated in there.The nearest major town is Kottawa.Contents1 Coordinates: 6°49′N 79°58′E / 6.817°N 79.967°E / 6.817; 79.967History 2 Location 3 Government 4 Demographics 5 Economy 6 Transport 7 Education 8 Banking and Finance 9 Communication 10 Notable people 11 ReferencesCoordinates: 6°49′N 79°58′E / 6.817°N 79.967°E / 6.817; 79.967History[edit] Mattegoda has been an underdeveloped area with mainly coconut estates until the then government built a housing scheme in the late 1980s. This dramatically increased the population and turned the sparsely populated area to a small town
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Illegal Construction
Illegal construction or building is construction work (or the result of such) without a valid construction permit. Besides the potential technical hazards on uncontrolled construction sites and in finished buildings, illegal building activity can be a major environmental violation when the works encroach upon preserve areas like nature reserves. Likewise, illegal building can have serious political implications when it is practiced as landgrabbing or for illegal settling in foreign territories (see e.g. International law and Israeli settlements). Illegal building can be the consequence of a combination of urbanization, overpopulation, homelessness and poverty in which case expanding slums, Shanty towns or similar will result. On the other hand, illegal building activity may be due to profitable speculation with and exploitation of valuable real property
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Maradana Railway Station
Maradana Railway Station is a major rail hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways, with many inter-city and commuter trains entering each day. It is the terminus of several intercity trains.[3] Maradana is home to the suburban-Colombo network's centralised traffic control centre.Contents1 History 2 Location 3 Features 4 Services4.1 Inter-city trains 4.2 Commuter and local trains 4.3 Continuity5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] When the railways first opened in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1864, trains terminated at Colombo Terminus Station, a now-retired station near Maradana. In 1906, a project was launched to reorganise the railway within the Colombo area
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Fort Railway Station (Colombo)
Fort railway station
Fort railway station
is a major rail hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Railways, with many inter-city and commuter trains entering each day. Fort Station is the main rail gateway to central Colombo; it is the terminus of most intercity trains in the country.[3]Contents1 History 2 Location2.1 Transport connections3 Services3.1 Inter-city trains 3.2 Commuter and local trains[8] 3.3 Continuity4 Station layout 5 Trivia 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit]Fort Station is significant for its Victorian-era architectureWhen the railways first opened in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1864, trains terminated at Colombo
Colombo
Terminus Station, a now-retired station near Maradana. The earliest station to be called Fort was a small station, built in 1877 when the Coast Line was built
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University Of Sri Jayewardenepura
The University of Sri Jayewardenepura
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
(also referred as Jayewardenepura University or USJP) (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, Tamil: ஸ்ரீ ஜயவர்தனபுர பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a university in Sri Lanka. It is in Gangodawila, Nugegoda, near Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, the capital city
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Sri Lankan Chetty
Sri Lankan Chetties (Sinhalese: ශී ලංකා චෙට්ටි, translit. Śī laṁkā Ceṭṭi, Tamil: இலங்கை செட்டி, translit. Ilaṅkai Ceṭṭi) also known as Colombo
Colombo
Chetties, is an ethnicity in the island of Sri Lanka.[2] Formerly considered a Sri Lankan Tamil caste, were classified as a separate ethnic group in the 2001 census.[3][4] They wer
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Bharatha
Bharatha People (Sinhalese: භාරත, translit. Bhārata, Tamil: பரதர், translit. Paratar) also known as Bharatakula, is an ethnicity in the island of Sri Lanka.[2] Earlier considered a caste of the Sri Lankan Tamils, they got classified as separate ethnic group in the 2001 census.[3] They are descendant of Tamil speaking Paravar
Paravar
of Southern India who migrated to Sri Lanka under Portuguese rule.[4] They live mainly on the western coast of Sri Lanka and mainly found in the cities of
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Indian Tamils Of Sri Lanka
Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
are Tamil people
Tamil people
of Indian origin in Sri Lanka. They are also known as Hill Country Tamils, Up-Country Tamils or simply Indian Tamils. They are partly descended from workers sent from South India
South India
to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
in the 19th and 20th centuries to work in coffee, tea and rubber plantations. Some also migrated on their own as merchants and as other service providers. These Tamil-speakers mostly live in the central highlands, also known as the Malayakam or Hill Country yet others are also found in major urban areas and in the Northern Province. Although they are all termed as Tamils today, some have Telugu and Malayalee
Malayalee
origins as well as diverse South Indian caste origins. They are instrumental in the plantation sector economy of Sri Lanka
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