Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon prior to 1972. It has a long rich history. Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias was the world’s first woman prime minister, serving three terms: 1960-65, 1970-77, and 1994-2000.
Sri Lanka – Places in the News April 2009
Sri Lankan Authors: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project scroll to the bottom of the page
Sri Lanka primary source set from the World Digital Library
Ceylon primary source set from the World Digital Library
Philip K. Crowe (American Ambassador to Ceylon) to Danny Kaye September 13, 1955
U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Ceylon through 1922