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When did Ceylon became a British colony?
Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්රිතාන්ය ලංකාව, Brithānya Laṃkāva; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai) was the British Crown colony of present-day Sri Lanka between 1796 and 4 February 1948….British Ceylon.
|Island of Ceylon and its Dependencies|
|• Capture of Dutch Ceylon||5 March 1796|
|• Establishment of Dual Administration||1798|
When was Sri Lanka first Colonised?
The Colonization of Sri Lanka began with the Portuguese in 1505. It ended in 1948 after the British gave Independence to Sri Lanka.
How did Ceylon became Sri Lanka?
As a British crown colony, the island was known as Ceylon; it achieved independence as the Dominion of Ceylon in 1948. In 1972, its formal name was changed to “Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic of Sri Lanka”. Later, on 7 September 1978, it was changed to the “Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”.
When was Ceylon separated from India?
In 1948, after nearly 150 years of British rule, Sri Lanka became an independent country, and it was admitted to the United Nations seven years later. The country is a member of the Commonwealth and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
Was Ceylon a Portuguese colony?
Portuguese Ceylon (Portuguese: Ceilão Português, Sinhala: පෘතුගීසි ලංකාව Puruthugisi Lankawa, Tamil: போர்த்துக்கேய இலங்கை Porthukeya Ilankai) is the name given to the territory on Ceylon, modern-day Sri-Lanka, controlled by the Portuguese Empire between 1597 and 1658.
When was Ceylon renamed Sri Lanka?
In May 1972, Ceylon was proclaimed a republic and changed its name from Ceylon to the “Republic of Sri Lanka”, and in 1978 to “Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”.
Was Sri Lanka ever colonized?
Sri Lanka has been a colony of three different European countries – Portugal, the Netherlands and Great Britain. All three left a mark in their own right, but Great Britain’s influence is the most noticeable, having been the last colonizer before the island’s independence.
Who came to Sri Lanka first?
According to the Sinhalese tradition, as recorded in the Mahavamsa, the first Indian settlers on Sri Lanka were Prince Vijaya and his 700 followers, who landed on the west coast near Puttalam (5th century bce).