Sri Lanka celebrates 65 years of independence today

God Bless Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan independence movement was a peaceful political movement which aimed at achieving independence & self rule for Ceylon from the British Empire. It was initiated around the turn of the 20th century lead mostly by the educated middle class and ultimately was successful when February 4, 1948 Ceylon was granted independence as the Dominion of CeylonDominion status within the British Commonwealth was retained for the next 24 years until May 22, 1972 when it became a republic and was renamed the Republic of Sri Lanka.


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Posted on February 4, 2013, in South Asia, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Politics, World News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Sri Lanka celebrates 65 years of independence today.

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