Sri Lanka is in Southern Asia, island in the Indian
Ocean, south of India.
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Colombo (Sri Lanka) Time Zone
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The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from
Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century BC, and a great
civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
In the 14th century, a south Indian dynasty seized power in the north and
established a Tamil kingdom. Occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and
by the Dutch in the 17th century, the island was ceded to the British in 1796,
became a crown colony in 1802, and was united under British rule by 1815.
As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; its name was changed to Sri Lanka in
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