`Taprobane' is believed to be derived from `Tambapanni', a name allegedly given to the island by Founder-Prince, Vijaya, because of the golden brown sands of the coast near Mannar (Manthota) where he landed.
The Romans used names like Salendiv (Cerendiv) closely related to the Greek name Salaka.
Galayaye Piyadassi, MBE, Chief Sangha Nayaka of the UK Southampton Kandyan and Bharatanatyam Society’s (SKBD) signature event returned in style this year, with a polished and elegant format that reflected the effort of its new, specially dedicated committee With a view to further strengthening the avenues for capacity building and knowledge transfer to Sri Lanka, several members of the executive committee of APSL, met the Hon. Ravi Karunanayake The 12th consecutive year the ASLLUK TSUNAMI APPEAL spearheaded by Criminal Defence Barrister Lalith de Kauwe, has been successfully conducted at Garden Court Chambers and raised funds to assist those in need in Sri Lanka.
For the 5th consecutive year The Athula Dassana Multi-cultural Buddhist Community Centre proudly celebrated the 69th Sri Lankan Independence Day on Saturday the 4th of February at Lampton School, Hounslow, Middlesex.
Stay in beautiful lakeside hotels, or up in the cool hills of Kandy and enjoy a range of spa and sport facilities, ensuring that you are able to relax in the style you are used to.
The London Kingsbury BAK MAHA ULELA, which is staged annually since 1991, by the Sri Lanka Education, Cultural and Welfare Foundation, under the guidance of Ven.Thus the form Lanka → Helanka හෙලංකා appears in Sinhala Prakrit (language of the common people) as the abbreviated form Hela, හෙල.Sinhala Prakrit itself became known as "Elu", or "Hela-basa" හෙලබස.The Letchworth Buddhist Temple (BCCL) celebrated the Sri Lankan national Independence Day at St.Michaels Church Hall, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth. Dediyawala Wimala Thera began the celebration by conducting the Five Precepts.