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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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And yet, this national-cum-racial musical representation was also disrupted on the global jukebox by groups like 'De Silva's Band' (who appear in the second playlist above), led by a musician who, one can assume by his name, was likely of Goan or Ceylonese descent, performing European dance band music at a cabaret.
There are of course the seemingly eternally smiling faces of the natives; this continuity is hard to believe, and hard to swallow as a white viewer who knows that the British Empire exploited the Ceylonese.
Numbers of Ceylonese residing in Malaysia and Singapore joined the pro-Japanese Indian National Army, under Subhas Chandra Bose.
The long list of the world's recent ethnically fueled atrocities includes Tutsi versus Hutu, Iraqi Shiite and Sunni versus Kurd, Tamil versus Ceylonese, Basque versus Spaniard, and Pashtun versus Tajik and Uzbek.
There are four species of jungle fowl: Javanese Green Jungle Fowl (Gallus varius), Ceylonese Jungle Fowl (Gallus lafayettei), Indian grey Jungle Fowl (Gallus sonnerati) and Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus).
Orwell's "taste" preference for Indian or Ceylonese tea is not surprising given he and both parents were born in India, but sound reasons are still given.
The Ceylonese experience awakened a lifelong interest in Roman-Dutch law, of which he became the acknowledged master.
Well yes, but the Ceylonese setting of Bizet's Les pecheurs de perles has potential for exotic visuals, a point not overlooked in the San Diego Opera production presented by OdeM Nov.
The rest, as recorded by Abdullah (1993: 51-53) are (a) Ar-Risalat An-Naqshbandiyyah ("The Naqshbadiyyah epistle"), (b) Fath Ar-Rahman ("The conquest of the Most Merciful"), (c) Asrar As-Salah ("The secrets of the ritual prayer "), (d) At-Tuhfat As-Saylaniyyah ("The Ceylonese gift") (e) At-Tuhfat Ar-Rabbaniyyah ("The divine gift"), (f) At-Tuhfat Al-Labib ("The essential gift"), (g) Maktub ("The recorded [matters]"), (h) Al-Minhaj As-Saylaniyyah ("The Ceylonese method"), (i) Qurrat Al-'Ayn ("The essence of the eye"), (j) Sirr al-Asrar ("The secret of all secrets") and (k) Taj al-Asrar ("The crown of all secrets").
Those on South and Southeast Asian history examine Kharavela, early Ceylonese inscriptions, Indian tradition and time, transporting gangetic nard from Muziris, Vidisa in the days of Gupta hegemony, early medieval Orissa, and Tagore's take on Southeast Asian and Indian relations.
Later, at a luncheon with a Ceylonese library official, he found out from his host's son, a practicing advocate, that the library did indeed have "reference" service, but probing revealed that "reference service" meant that if you have the number of the book you want, a peon will get it for you.