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Ceylon:

see Sri LankaSri Lanka
[Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop. 20,065,000), 25,332 sq mi (65,610 sq km), in the Indian Ocean, just SE of India.
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Ceylon

1. the former name (until 1972) of Sri Lanka
2. an island in the Indian Ocean, off the SE coast of India: consists politically of the republic of Sri Lanka. Area: 64 644 sq. km (24 959 sq. miles)
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The reading of Knox's text is interspersed with diegetic sound of the natives as they are filmed, as well an intricate composition by Walter Leigh that includes elements of Ceylonese music mixed with British voices that begin in the third section, at the twenty-third minute, just after the sequence of the children dancing with their teacher has ended in a peaceful moment of silence: "New clearings, new roads, new buildings, new communications, new developments of natural resources.
The mid-19th century, after all, was a time when English investors poured money into Canadian railroad bonds, Rhodesian cattle ranches, and Ceylonese tea plantations; when Americans bought German chemical firms and sold sophisticated textile looms to Egyptians, opened hotels in Shanghai and telegraph companies in Mexico City; when the French invested in Russian and Chinese manufacturers, Senegalese farms, Caribbean plantations, and New Caledonian mines.
They were working on similarly wild ideas and were quick, witty, and keenly observant as they sipped their strong, dark Ceylonese tea.
7) Selwyn-Clarke later became Governor of the Seychelles where once, with a gesture that would have pleased Boxer, he declined to attend a particular function 'because the then Chief Justice had been omitted from the guest-list because he was a Ceylonese.
Page 14: He claims that, "distinct traces of Yoga are to be found in modern Burmese and Ceylonese Buddhism.
The oil comes from the kernel of the Ceylonese Oak Tree and is a natural fatty acid which nourishes, rehydrates and restructures damaged hair.
In the fifteen-year period from 1848 to 1861, thirty-three oblates left France, Ireland, and England (where they had been established since 1841-42) for the mission in Ceylon, and two others entered the congregation locally: Father Christopher Bonjean, who later became vicar apostolic of Colombo, and Brother Paul Stephen Poorey, who was the first Ceylonese oblate.
Next door lived a Ceylonese teacher of Indian dance, Dr.
Deciding to continue teaching, Annalukshmi is devastated when she discovers a glass ceiling above native Ceylonese at her school.
Balasuriya's was the final generation of Ceylonese to grow up under British rule.
My grandmother was a white German Jew; my grandfather was Ceylonese.
The iced teas use brewed and decaffeinated, natural, high-grade Ceylonese teas.