Definition of Capital of sri lanka
1. Noun. The capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon.
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Lexicographical Neighbors of Capital Of Sri Lanka
Literary usage of Capital of sri lanka
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Historical, Political, and Statistical Account of Ceylon and Its Dependencies by Charles Pridham (1849)
"... when its capital of Sri Lanka-poora was in longitude 75° 53' 15" east. Laka-diva is the Elu (old Cingalese) name of the island from which Lanka is ..."
2. Eleven Years in Ceylon: Comprising Sketches of the Field Sports and Natural by Jonathan Forbes, George Turnour (1841)
"He embellished his capital of Sri Lanka-poora with many noble palaces, and fortified it with seven walls strengthened by towers; the whole being surrounded ..."
3. System of universal geography, founded on the works of Malte-Brun and Balbi by System, James Laurie, Conrad Malte-Brun, Adriano Balbi (1842)
"... f overflowed by tbe sea BC 2337, along with tbe splendid capital of Sri-Lanka-poora, which stood to the westward of any part of the present island. ..."