According to the Mahavamsa, the legendary Prince Vijaya named the land Tambapanni ("copper-red hands" or "copper-red earth"), because his followers' hands were reddened by the red soil of the area.The era spans the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and early Iron Ages. The bird that flies from branch to branch will end up getting drenched. A good husband might have a bad wife, and a bad wife might have a good husband. If you have driven a vehicle in Moratumulla, you can drive in any road in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. You can buy everything, except a father and a mother. Use the small fish as bait to catch the bigger fish. For he who has the time even the jungle is a paradise. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.The majority of the population is from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island's history; Christians in both groups are recent converts who have kept the traditional culture.Moors, Burghers, Malays, Chinese, and the aboriginal Vedda are also established groups on the island.
The languages spoken on the island nation are deeply influenced by the languages of neighbouring India, the Maldives and Malaysia. In wisdom and strength renewed, Ill-will, hatred, strife all ended, In love enfolded, a mighty nation Marching onward, all as one, Lead us, Mother, to fullest freedom, we worship, worship Thee Oh Mother Lanka!
Along with the Maldives, Sri Lanka is one of only two South Asian countries rated "high" on the Human Development Index (HDI), with its HDI rating and per capita income the highest among South Asian nations.
In antiquity, Sri Lanka was known to travellers by a variety of names.
He established the Kingdom of Tambapanni, near modern-day Mannar.
Vijaya (Singha) is the first of the approximately 189 native monarchs of Sri Lanka described in chronicles such as the Dipavamsa, Mahāvaṃsa, Cūḷavaṃsa, and Rājāvaliya (see list of Sinhalese monarchs).