The Ancient name for Sri Lanka,     1972 CE
Ceylon(English) 1796 CE
Ceilon(Dutch) 1656 CE
Cilao(Portuguese) 1505 CE
Pa-outchow(Chinese) 1407 CE
Ilankai(Thamil) 1284 CE
Serendib(Arabic) 0622 CE
Lakdiva(Sinhala) 0307 BCE
Taprobane(Greek) 0336 BCE
Sihala(Pali) 0543 BCE
Lanka(Sanskrit) 5114 BCE :-)

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

LakdivaCoins Collection: Images and details from 300 BCE

Sakwala Chakraya: An ancient "Map of the Universe" from Lanka

Short History of Lanka: by H. W. Codrington.

Mahavamsa : 6th Century CE.

Rare books on Ceylon online.

19th Century Ceylon: Articles online.

Searching for Ceylon in USA

In the Sunday Times of Lanka since 2002

Depreciation of the Sri Lanka Rupee


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