"Sinhala" Essays and Research Papers

  • Sinhala

    SINGREESI UNICODE 1.8 Overview Singreesi is all about making Sinhala typing easy. It has been made so easy that you can type in Sinhala just like you are typing an SMS. For example, if you want to type , in Singreesi you would type: ammaa The Sinhala output is in unicode characters, so you can copy them to your blog, etc Typing is quite intuitive and once you get the touch of it you can immediately start typing lik a like professional Sinhala typist. What’s new in 1.8? Some major bug fixes including...

    Cyrillic alphabet, Gh, Sinhala script 345  Words | 3  Pages

  • Conflicts in Multi Ethnic Societies

    added to their already tensed relations. ‘ Sinhala Only ‘ Policy When Sri Lanka was under British rule, English-educated Tamils could enter the government service and be promoted. The Sinhalese were the majority in the country but were disadvantaged as they could not speak or write English well. In 1965, Sinhala was declared as the country’s official language under the Official Language Act. Tamils were given 3 years to learn Sinhala or be dismissed. A peaceful demonstration against...

    India, Politics of Sri Lanka, Sinhala language 564  Words | 3  Pages

  • Student

    different cultures reflecting the peoples who settled on the islands , they are ethnically related to the peoples in the India sub-continent . In the Maldives there are more than 80,000 peoples are foreign employees. Maldives Language closely related to (Sinhala) and written in Arabic (Tana) is official language. In year 2010 birth rate is 22.5 per 1000 births and death rate is 3.5 is recorded in year 2010. Telecommunication A joint venture between Maldives Government and Cable and Wireless of (UK) faces...

    Economics, India, Indian subcontinent 625  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mama

    politicians began outbidding one another on who could provide the greatest advantages for their community, using the Sinhala language as their instrument. The appeal to Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the country's official language with Sinhala and Tamil (the language of Sri Lanka's principal minority) was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language in 1956. The Tamils' subsequent protests led to anti-Tamil riots and institutional...

    East Asia, Pacific Ocean, Politics 1407  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Modern Technology

    QUALIFICATIONS Institution: Carey College Coloombo-08 (1988-2001] Passed G.C.E. Advanced level – 2001 Distinctions : General English Merits : Economics Merits : Political Science Credits : Sinhala Passed G.C.E. Ordinary level – 1998 Distinctions : English, Islam Credits : Social Studies, Singhala Merits : Mathematics, Science, Commerce, Arts * EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES * Member of the School swimming team. ...

    Colombo, Lanka, Maldives 340  Words | 3  Pages

  • “How Far Was the Resettlement of Sinhalese Peasants to Tamil Areas a Cause of the Conflict Between Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka? Explain Your Answer.”

    independent state so that they would not be discriminated against in Sri Lanka. Another cause was regarding the ‘Sinhala Only’ policy. Before independence, the English-educated Tamils held powerful jobs in the government service despite being the minority because of their good command of English. The Sinhalese were disadvantaged as they were mostly poor in English. In 1956, Sinhala was declared as the country’s official language under the Official Language Act., hence it was used as the only language...

    Colombo, India, Sinhala language 578  Words | 2  Pages

  • Shyam Selvadurai: Literature, Identity, Politics and the Galle Literary Festival

    Mantel, published in the Winter 2010 edition of Intelligent Life. We end the interview on his curation of the Galle Literary Festival and his take on it, including the introduction of new events, better outreach and new voices reflecting Tamil and Sinhala literature. I ask him about the usual criticisms of the Festival – ranging from elitism to inauthenticity – and how he has, if at all, addressed these concerns, or feels the need to in the first place. I ask him what to him would be a measure of success...

    Colombo, Lanka, Maldives 484  Words | 2  Pages

  • Funny Boy

    narrator, Selvadurai vividly describes Arjie¡¯s struggle to negotiate life in Sinhala-dominated Colombo. Besides, the horrible ethnic violence between Tamil and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka was also highlighted throughout the novel. Selvadurai developed the theme of ethnic violence by telling various incidents and facts through the narrator of Arjie, beginning with the story of Radha Aunty. Radha Aunty fell in love with a Sinhala man Anil. However, Ammachi refused to accept him because Ammachi¡¯s father...

    Colombo, Funny Boy, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam 604  Words | 2  Pages

  • tamil nadu

    were two distinct kingdoms on the island, the Tamil Kingdom in the north and the Sinhala kingdom in the South.  For ease of administration, the British amalgamated the two distinct nations into a single entity with its capital in Colombo. The British gave Ceylon independence in 1948, handing over control of the entire island to a Sinhalese government, based in Colombo, which renamed the island Sri Lanka.  The Sinhala state's oppression of the Tamil people began in various forms almost immediately...

    Jaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhala language 7484  Words | 23  Pages

  • Sri Lanka After the War

    leftovers of colonialism. The island of Ceylon, located off the coast of India, traditionally was home to two ethnic groups, the Sinhala and the Tamils. The Sinhala call their country Sri Lanka, and the Tamils call theirs Tamil Eelam. The British took control of Ceylon in the early 1800s, and when they left in 1948, they installed a form of government that essentially gave the Sinhala control of the entire island. The Tamils claim that the Sinhalese engage in harassment, persecution, and even torture. A...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhala language 737  Words | 2  Pages

  • Linguistic Rights

    the medium of expression. * Article 26 - everyone has the right to education, with relevance to the language of medium of instruction. Linguistic rights can be applied to the private arena and the public domain. [edit] Sri Lanka See also: Sinhala Only Act The start of the conflict regarding languages in Sri Lanka goes as far back as the rule of the British. During the colonial period, English had a special and powerful position in Sri Lanka. The British ruled in Sri Lanka from the late eighteenth...

    Human rights, Language, Linguistic rights 1556  Words | 5  Pages

  • French Sylabus

    8. Arabic, Sinhala, Tamil: Assessment at a glance 8.1 Scheme of assessment summary All candidates take Papers 1 and 2. Paper 1: Composition (1½ hours) Section A – 15 marks One composition of about 120 words from a choice of three topics. Section B – 30 marks One essay of about 200 words from a choice of four topics. Weighting: 45% of total marks Paper 2: Translation and Reading Comprehension (1½ hours) Section A – 30 marks Two translations, one from the target language into English...

    Comprehension, Language, Programming language 825  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sri Lanka Conflict Resolution Case Study

    struggled to keep the country at peace. The demographics of Sri Lanka at the turn of the twentieth century listed four major races: the Sinhala (66%), the Sri Lanka Tamils (13%), the Muslims (6%) and the Indian Tamils (13%). The Sri Lanka Tamils and the Indian Tamils spoke Tamil. Most were Hindu. The Sinhala spoke the Sinhala Language and practiced Buddhism. The Sinhala were the majority throughout most of the island with the exception of the Northern Province and the Eastern Province, where Sri Lanka...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people 1669  Words | 5  Pages

  • Power Sharing

    Power Sharing in Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka has a diverse population with 74% Sinhala speakers and 18% Tamil speakers. Among Tamils, 13% are called ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ and the rest ‘Indian Tamils’.  Most of the Sinhala-speaking people are Buddhist, while most of the Tamils are Hindus or Muslims. There are about 7 % Christians, who are both Tamil and Sinhala.  Sri Lanka emerged as an independent country in 1948.  In 1956, Sinhala was recognised as the only official language of Sri Lanka; thus, disregarding...

    Jaffna, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Separation of powers 788  Words | 3  Pages

  • To What Extent Is Citizenship Rights Responsible for the Conflict Between Sinhalese and Tamils?

    this issue had been resolved, making this an irrelevant cause for the present conflict. Another policy is the ‘Sinhala Only’ language policy. Sinhala was to be used as the only language in government officer. Tamils who work in the government offices are to learn Sinhala in three years or face retrenchment. This upset many Tamil civil servants as it was very hard for them to learn Sinhala. This policy seems to discriminate Tamils and thus aggravate the resentment between the Tamils and the Sinhalese...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people 1109  Words | 4  Pages

  • Diplomacy and Deterrence

    Tamils remained stateless in Sri Lanka. [2] Sinhala Only Policy - Sinhala was the official language of Sri Lanka since they gained independence and only Sinhala was used for administration. - Tamils in government service were give 3 years to learn Sinhala, and if unable to do so, they will be dismissed. - Tamils are very upset as they find it hard to get jobs or promotions, as they find difficulties communicating via Sinhala. - Later, there was a riot regarding this...

    India, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Malaysia 1358  Words | 6  Pages

  • Globalization Challenges Face by Managers

    political whim, donor influence Left vs Right Cabinet appoints Uneven Regime Tensions Bureaucratic leadership Education Conditions access Private, public, ‘central schools’ and others Media: English, Sinhala and Tamil quality International/private National, provincial Media: Sinhala, Tamil, resurgence of English ▲Increasing politicisation of implementation ▲ What is national political will?     Public commitment to the need for policy and plans from highest political...

    Curriculum, Education, Policy 461  Words | 4  Pages

  • Causes of Conflict in Sri Lanka

    they supported the Tamil Tigers in the conflict against the government. Sinhala-only policy Under the British rule, Tamils held the powerful jobs in the government service because of their good command of English. However based on the 1956 Official Language Act, only Sinhala was used as the language of administration. The Tamils held a peaceful demonstration which was however disrupted by the supporters of Sinhala language. Since 1957, the government granted greater recognition to the Tamil...

    Jaffna, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka 744  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fffgff

    For Office use only OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE SRI LANKA ENGINEERING SERVICE – 2009 Language Media of Examination as per Section 08 : (Sinhala - 2, Tamil- 3, English- 4) 1.0 Name : 1.1 Name with initials Mr./Mrs./Miss : ____________________________________________ 1.2 Names denoted by Initials: __________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________ 1.3 Name in full :____________________________________________________________ ...

    Competitive examination, Crime, Examination 570  Words | 5  Pages

  • Research Paper About Srilankan War

    in to a war. “When Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, as the Sri Lankan government passed the Ceylon Citizenship Act and the 'Sinhala Only' Official Language Act, making life increasingly difficult for the Tamils.” (National Library Singapore, 2012). Soon after the independence, the minority ethnic people, especially the Tamils, thought its racism by making Sinhala as the official language. During this time of period, Sinhalese thought that they are the most valued and esteemed people among the...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people 2060  Words | 6  Pages

  • 'O' Level Sri Lanka Social Studies

    by tamils. These Sinhalese are also armed by the government. 4. Sinhala Only Policy In the British colonial days, many tamils were highly educated and many of them were proficient in English, thus able to hold many senior positions in offices, whereas many Sinhalese were illiterate. So after independence, in 1950, the government introduced the “Sinhala only” policy by passing the official languages Act and made Sinhala the only administrative language in SL. This is done to improve the position...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Sinhalese people, South India 1191  Words | 4  Pages

  • Interview Transcript

    home. Interviewer: what is singlish? Interviewee: Its what srilankans call a mix of Sinhala and english. I rememebr when we first came to Australia, my dad use to scream at me for speaking to him in English. He refused to answer my questions till I asked them in proper Sinhala. I think its because he didn’t want us to forget our native language. He always believed and still believes that if you forget Sinhala, you will forget the tradition that it carries. But I always believed the same thing....

    American and British English differences, American English, Australian English 1539  Words | 5  Pages

  • imaginary conversation between gandhi and hitler

    experience can be described as truly unique among the cultural traditions of South Asia. Jini: Languages of Sri Lanka [edit] Main article: Languages of Sri Lanka While the Sinhalese people speak Sinhala as their mother tongue, the Tamil people speak Tamil. English is also widely spoken. Sinhala is spoken by about 16 million people in Sri Lanka, about 13 million of who are native speakers. It is one of the constitutionally-recognized official languages of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil, which originates...

    India, Indian Ocean, Monsoon 509  Words | 3  Pages

  • Assign Finalb

    Ownership Established & current status Language(s) Independent Television Network (ITN) State-owned Sinhala April 13, 1979 Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation State-owned Sinhala February 15, 1982 TNL Private Sinhala / English June 21, 1993 MTV Sports Private English December 14, 1992 ETV Private English 1995 Swarnavahini Private Sinhala March 16, 1997 Sirasa TV Private Sinhala June 10, 1998 Shakthi TV Private Tamil October 20,1998 Channel Eye State-owned English August...

    Broadcasting, Generation Y, Independent Television Network 7926  Words | 30  Pages

  • Is It Ever Right to Kill

    on Israel in “the name of God” and killed countless Saracens; unfortunately they still lost the war. The Sri Lankan Civil War between the Buddhist Sinhala majority and Hindu and Catholic Tamil ethnic minority has been characterized by outside observers as a "Buddhist holy war" from the viewpoint of the Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalism. The Sinhala hatred for Tamils has been linked to Buddhist religious fundamentalism, and their atrocities on non-Buddhist Tamils been criticized was provoked by a...

    Ethics, Human, KILL 1672  Words | 6  Pages

  • World Wars

    ASPIRATION AND CHELVANAYAKAM The Federal Party (Sri Lanka) (FP) became the most dominant Tamil political party in 1956 and lobbied for a unitary state which gave Tamil and Sinhalese equal rights, including recognition of two official languages (Tamil and Sinhala) and considerable autonomy for the Tamil areas. It was against this backdrop that the Federal party decided to sign the Bandaranaike-Chelvanayakam Pact in July 1957. In 1965, another pact, the Senanayake-Chelvanayakam Pact was signed but also not...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people 1792  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cv of Mine

    Have one year experience as Branch Operation In charge of CDB Kaduruwela branch. Computer Literacy • Competent in Microsoft office package • Internet & E-mail LANGUAGE SKILLS • English Competent in Reading, Writing and Speaking • Sinhala EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES • Performed in all island athletic games & team events in 2003 • Participated to inter university athletic games • Deputy Head prefect of school – 2003 • A member of the prefect board – 2002-2004 • The...

    2008, Bank, Business 526  Words | 5  Pages

  • rajaraja cholan

    administrator, a patron of the arts and a devote Saivaite Hindu. During that period, Sinhala kings from Ilankai (now known as Sri Lanka and Ceylon) had the habit of interfering in Tamil Nadu by allying with one Tamil king against another, usually allying with Cheras or Pandias against the Cholas. (Of course, the blame should rightly be put on those Tamil kings who invited foreign interference and not on the Sinhala kings who made use of the opportunity.) So, after decisively defeating the Cheras and...

    Andhra Pradesh, India, South India 1037  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tamil Language

    friends, neighbours and non-Hindus. Independence Day On the 4th of February every year, all Sri Lankans celebrate Independence Day. In 1948, on the 4th of February Sri Lanka gained independence, hence why Sri Lankans celebrate Independence Day. Sinhala and Tamil New Year From the 12-14th of April, the Sinhalese and Tamils celebrate New Year. New Year is a big celebration in Sri Lanka, new clothes are worn, festivals are held and usually, the New Year is a public holiday for the country. ...

    British Empire, India, Sigiriya 553  Words | 5  Pages

  • Genocide in Sri Lanka

    Tamil Eelam and them be given their own country where they can govern themselves, with the Sinhala government refusing this demand. It has brought a lot of tension between both groups, resulting in many people dying, villages to dust, buildings being destroyed leaving the country in utter turmoil. The European intervention into Sri Lanka affected the culture and the everyday living of both the Sinhala people and the Tamil community. The change brought to them by the British, Portuguese and Dutch...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people 686  Words | 2  Pages

  • Curriculum Vitae

    aptitude * Self Motivated & Hard working * Good Administrative & Communication Skills * Ability to achieve targets within given time duration LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY * Able to Speak, Read & Write English, Tamil & Sinhala well. NON RELATED REFREES Mohamed Thamby Mohamed Akram, No.56, South Road, Nintavur-06. Grama Niladhari, +94772515797 marka_mtm@yahoo.com DECLARATION I hereby certify that the above particulars are true and...

    Education, General Certificate of Education, General Certificate of Secondary Education 449  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sri Lanka

    designed to look at “Lessons Learned” from February 2002 to May 2009, as well as propose a strategy to bolster reconciliation. The LLRC Report was presented to Parliament on 16 December 2011, making it public. This Report is being translated into Sinhala and Tamil languages under the Central Bank. The Cabinet has tasked Secretary to the President to establish a task force to monitor the implementation of LLRC recommendations, in concert with the Parliamentary Select Committee and bilateral discussions...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 1085  Words | 7  Pages

  • E Commerce

    main objective of Kapruka is to provide online shopping facilities. In addition they have wide range of services for customers. They are gift delivery in Sri Lanka, photo print and delivery to customers, download Sinhala Mp3, rent a car in Sri Lanka, astrology services, and obtain Sinhala books / DVD / Videos. The business model operates by Kapruka is mainly B2C (Business to Customers) and B2B (Business to Business) transactions also happens. The B2C model involves transaction between business...

    Business-to-business, Business-to-consumer, Electronic commerce 436  Words | 2  Pages

  • power sharing

    has lost its peace due to this. Mark (1) (Ans) Majoritarianism:A belief that the majority community should be able to rule a country in whichever way it wants, by disregarding the wishes and need of the minority. For eg. In Sri Lanka 74% of the Sinhala speaking community enjoy the preferential policies over the Tamilians which are only 18%. Q 5 Define Community Government Mark (1) (Ans) Community Government: A community government is the one in which different social groups are given the power...

    Coalition government, Democracy, Government 5538  Words | 19  Pages

  • Igcse Timeline

    Mathematics A 4MB0 01 Mathematics B 30m 2h 2h 1h 30m Friday 24 May Week 2 Date Monday 13 May Week 4 Length 3h 2h 30m 2h 30m 2h 2h 4AR0 01 Arabic 4FR0 02 French Paper 2: Reading & Writing 4GU0 01 Gujarati Gujarati 4HN0 01 Hindi 4SI0 01 Sinhala 4SW0 01 Swahili 4TA0 01 Tamil 4TU0 01 Turkish 4CN0 01 Chinese Paper 1: Listening 2h 15m 1h 30m 3h 3h 3h 3h 3h 3h 30m Morning 4IT0 02 Information Technology (Window: Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May) 4IS0 01 Islamiyat 4RS0 01 Religious Studies...

    12-hour clock, Arabic language, English language 1639  Words | 7  Pages

  • Buddhism and Morality

    literature contains a myth narrative that disturbs the passive nature of Theravada Buddhism. Although, as Deegalle notes, the intension of the author is open to debate, the literature describes this mythological battle between the King Dutthagamani (of Sinhala origin) and King Elara (the invader) where Dutthagamani had to use violence to “bring glory to the doctrine.” After doing so and feeling remorse for his actions eight Arhats (Buddhist one step away from nirvana) were brought to his side to comfort...

    Buddhism, Four Noble Truths, Gautama Buddha 1990  Words | 5  Pages

  • Hnde

    Language and techniques:    Chitra Fernando is an academic who is interested in language and linguistics and this interest seems to enable her to experiment  with  the  language she uses in the short story. 1. The story is full of Sinhala terms  and expressions.     Aney , elder sister,’ she told the postmaster’s sister, ‘now I can breathe again. All these days cooking, cooking from morning till night. No time to listen to a sermon, no time to go to temple...

    Fiction, Love, Ranasinghe Premadasa 1471  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vesak

    in Colombo and elsewhere, most sponsored by donors, religious societies and welfare groups. Each pandol illustrates a story from the 550 Jathaka Katha or the 550 Past Life Stories of the Buddha. While watching illuminated thoranas the recitation of Sinhala verses to the beat of the rabanas throughout the night became popular. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Vesak / Wesak Lanterns in Sri Lanka | | Vesak lanterns called Vesak koodu...

    Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, India 755  Words | 5  Pages

  • An Island Rich of Cultural Diversity

    also four virtues Kindness, Friendliness, Happiness and Equanimity - according to the teaching of Lord Buddha. Finally, other religious are represented by maroon color background of the flag. 2 1.4 Languages Sinhala, Tamil and English are official languages in Sri Lanka. Sinhala, a language of Indo-Aryan origin is the language of the majority. English is widely spoken and understood. Place names and sign-boards on buses and trains are usually in all three languages. In addition to the three...

    Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Jaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka 2937  Words | 12  Pages

  • Promoting National Unity in Sri Lanka Through Education

    20 million population of Sri Lanka consists of people belonging to diverse ethnic groups where, more than one language is used, it is important to promote a trilingual education system, provided the most widely spoken languages in Sri Lanka being Sinhala, English and Tamil. The learning of all aforementioned languages should be made compulsory at primary level. Education in schools should be offered in all three mediums and the equal importance of these languages should be emphasized. The adaptation...

    Culture, Education, Lanka 883  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Would You Do?

    est paying jobs. Furthermore, Sinhala, the language of the Sinhalese, became the official Sri Lankan language. The Tamils had hoped that the island’s independence would bring equality to the country, but the cultural differences were just too great. Rioting broke out in 1958, followed by some compromises with the Tamils. The Sinhalese prime minister was assassinated Neal Lineback 1959 and there were ultra-leftist terrorist activities. Finally, in the early 1980s, and Mandy Lineback Gritzner Sinhalese...

    India, Indian Ocean, Northern Province, Sri Lanka 866  Words | 3  Pages

  • sandesa

    Whether it has separate meaning, generally the Sandesa is used with conveying of massage. The Sandesa which a exchanging of message or a communication method, is used as a lineage of literature in south Asian languages such as Sanskrit, Pāli, Sinhala ,Tamil etc.. As well as it can be seen in some canon of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism. Characteristics and manner of Sandesa Messenger is the main character of the Sandesa who conveys the massage to the receiver, because of it is the compulsive...

    It Was Written, Linguistics, Poetry 1840  Words | 8  Pages

  • Youth and Consumerism

    It argues that the state building project of the post-colonial period was based on a special relationship with rural Sri Lanka, dominated by the majority Sinhala population. It gave special emphasis to the development of rural areas and agriculture. Within this overall framework, paddy agriculture was given a special place. Protecting the Sinhala peasantry as a class, and improving the lot of the small holder paddy growing farmer, became principal objectives of development. This became a central idea...

    Agriculture, Economics, Irrigation 13245  Words | 37  Pages

  • School Marketing Plan

    as far as from 300 BC. It is a fundamental right in the constitution of the country having a literacy rate of 92%. Education in the country is under the central government and provincial councils and provides knowledge in all 3 primary languages Sinhala, Tamil and English. A standard system of schools began in 1832 with Colebrook Commission. Modern school system is of 3 major categories, the Government schools which provides the education freely and functioning over 9000 schools all over the island...

    Education, High school, Marketing 3454  Words | 14  Pages

  • English Lit

    SYLLABUS Cambridge O Level Bengali French Nepali Sinhala Swahili Tamil 3204 3015 3202 3205 3162 3206 For examination in June 2014 Arabic German Setswana Spanish 3180 3025 3158 3035 For examination in November 2014 University of Cambridge International Examinations retains the copyright on all its publications. Registered Centres are permitted to copy material from this booklet for their own internal use. However, we cannot give permission to Centres to photocopy any material that...

    General Certificate of Secondary Education, Grade, Language 7032  Words | 33  Pages

  • Sri Lanka Research Paper Copy

    banished from India. Travelling with his several hundred men, Vijaya landed near present-day Mannar, Sri Lanka. The legend states that, on the day of Vijaya’s arrival, Guatama Buddha attained nibbana, or nirvana. Therefore, Sinhala culture states that the descendants of Vijaya (the Sinhala people) are destined by divine will to protect and foster the Buddhist religion in Sri Lanka. This cultural conclusion has paved the way for Buddhist activists, which will be discussed further in the paper4. As in many...

    Ethnic conflict, Ethnic nationalism, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam 5449  Words | 18  Pages

  • Origin of Word Dravida

    Bhadriraju Krishnamurti in his book Dravidian Languages (Krishnamurti 2003: p. 2, footnote 2) states: "Joseph (1989: IJDL 18.2:134-42) gives extensive references to the use of the term draviḍa, dramila first as the name of a people, then of a country. Sinhala inscriptions of BCE [Before Christian Era] cite dameḍa-, damela- denoting Tamil merchants. Early Buddhist and Jaina sources used damiḷa- to refer to a people of south India (presumably Tamil); damilaraṭṭha- was a southern non-Aryan country; dramiḷa-...

    Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Dravidian languages, India 462  Words | 2  Pages

  • World Cup Cricket 2011

    the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is Sachin Tendulkar,[30] promoting various ICC initiatives for the tournament. The official song of the 2011 World Cup "De Ghuma Ke" was composed by the trio of Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, and is sung in Hindi, Bengali and Sinhala. Stumpy, a young elephant, is the official mascot for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The 2011 Cricket World Cup winning team would be taking home a prize money of US$ 3 million and US$ 1.5 million for runner-up. The winning team will also take home a...

    2011 Cricket World Cup, Cricket, Cricket World Cup 454  Words | 2  Pages

  • Funny Boy - Indentity

    ideologies so as to ensure a maximum degree of security, homogenisation and profit” (“Postcolonial Disjunctions”). He sends Arjie to a Sinhalese school because he feels Sinhala is the language of the future. His political identity reveals when he does not raise a voice against the hegemonising role assigned by the government to Sinhala language and culture and the very imposition of the same on Tamils like himself. He is willing to compromise on his personal identity as long as it facilitates maximization...

    Ethnic group, Funny Boy, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam 2069  Words | 4  Pages

  • Exam

    Management Management Accounting Human Resource Management Degree Part III International Business Studies Operations Research Management Information Systems Small Business Management Operations Management Strategic Management Medium of Instruction Sinhala / English 2 Ñ÷À]$µÓ÷ÀÚ...

    Academic degree, Bachelor's degree, Business 402  Words | 2  Pages

  • personal swot

    institution for more than 6 months Somewhat sufficient knowledge on the financial industry Good extracurricular and co-curricular activities performed at school level Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively Proficiency in English and Sinhala both written and oral Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint Ability to take initiative and proven track record of instances where the initiative nature was demonstrated Ability to get along with any kind of people Ability to work...

    Academic degree, Bank, Economics 420  Words | 2  Pages

  • „The Role of the Students in Removing Illiteracy.‟

    Kingdom has been known to drink Ceylon tea. Tea is served whenever a guest comes to a house, it is served at festivals and gatherings or just for breakfast. Festivals and holidays New Year Main article: Sinhala and Tamil new year The Sinhala and Tamil new year ("Aluth Avurudhu" in Sinhala, "Puthiyathandu" in Tamil) is a very large cultural event on the island. The festival falls in April (also known as the month of Bak) when the sun moves from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha...

    History of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka 2901  Words | 12  Pages

  • The Sri Lankan Civil War

    language would be English, and Sinhala and Tamil would have equal importance in all government policies and communications. This was changed unilaterally when the Solomon Bandaranaike government passed the Sinhala Only Act in 1956. According to this act, Sinhala was the only official state language and all communication had to be in Sinhala. In one stroke all Tamil government employees not fluent in Sinhala became unemployed and were replaced by Sinhala youth. However, the Sinhala Only Act was never fully...

    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 3237  Words | 9  Pages

  • power sharing

    island Nation situated in South Asia, just a few kilometres away from the southern coast of Tamil Nadu, a state in India. Its population is about two crore, which is quite varied and diverse in nature. The major communities of Sri Lanka are the Sinhala speakers known as the Sinhalese, who comprise 74 percent of the country’s total population, and the Tamil speakers, who form 18 percent of the population. Tamils are further divided into two sub groups; Sri Lankan Tamils or the native Tamils, 13percent...

    Democracy, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Political philosophy 10110  Words | 51  Pages

  • Mr. Shamal Fernando

    Qualifications I passed the G.C.E O/L Examination in December 1997 with one distinction pass and seven credit passes. Subjects Grade Social Studies D Mathematics C Commerce C Science C English C Religion C Sinhala Language C Arts C I passed the G.C.E A/L Examination in April 2003 (Bio Science) with one credit pass and two simple passes. Subjects Grade Chemistry C Biology S Physics S General English B General Test 65 (Marks) Professional...

    Consultative selling, Customer, Customer relationship management 904  Words | 5  Pages

  • Film Review

    your kids laughing in the middle of the film, this film is to you. But to those who expecting another intriguing piece of art by an award winning director, the chances are that this would not be your movie. This is the age of periodic films in Sinhala cinema. Everyone tries to do it. And no matter whether they are good or bad, lot of people come to watch them. We are a race which is very proud of our history. We want to get away from the complex present and dream to live in that simple past. In...

    A Story, Acting, Actor 1337  Words | 3  Pages

  • Pre-Historic Bengal

    powerful seafaring nation of Ancient India. They had overseas trade relations with Java, Sumatra and Siam (modern day Thailand). According to Mahavamsa, the Vanga prince Vijaya Simha conquered Lanka (modern day Sri Lanka) in 544 BC and gave the name "Sinhala" to the country. Bengali people migrated to the Malay Archipelago and Siam (in modern Thailand), establishing their own colonies there.[7]...

    Bangladesh, Bengal, India 456  Words | 2  Pages

  • indian culture

    Hundreds of dowry death cases across India are unreported and there hasn’t been any firm action to reduce this controversial issue. Dowry is also practiced in Sri Lanka, and lots of women are impacted by there too. “Dowry still prevails in the Sinhala and Tamil communities as a customary requirement and as a legal requirement in the Muslim community under the Islamic religious law in Sri Lanka” (P. 157, Pathirana, 2012). Even though dowry has huge impact on daily lives of women, matters of dowry...

    Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 1333  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Pearl of the Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka

    1960. • It was the first of the British colonies outside Australia, Canada and New Zealand to have universal adult suffrage. • Education has been free till the university level since 1945. It is mandatory to attend school until 14 years of age. Sinhala, is the medium of instruction. • The popular religion is Buddhism. Hinayana or Theravada southern school of Buddhism is practiced. Other countries that follow this form are Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. • Sri Lanka has the world's oldest...

    Buddhism, India, Indian Ocean 458  Words | 2  Pages

  • Paper

    Constitution on 18 occasions still we are unable to solve this minority problem in a sustainable manner. This minority’s problem is still not represented properly and adequately in Parliament or Constitution because still almost all Parliamentarians are Sinhala Buddhist people.9 All over we can find the ARTICLE 15 helped in many ways to protect our rights. If we could protect our rights then we could work for our country and take our counter in the way of development. If there any one is there to protect...

    Constitution, Democracy, Human rights 1458  Words | 5  Pages

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