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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a town on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), south of Colombo, with which it has essentially merged. Population, 154,800 (1971). A trade and transportation and handicraft center, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is also a resort.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.