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National Day Of Sri Lanka: 4th February; History & Important Facts

National Day Of Sri Lanka: 4th February is marked as the National Day or The Independence of Sri Lanka to commemorate the country’s independence from British rule in 1948. People throughout the country celebrate this day through the flag-hoisting ceremonies, dances, parades and performances. The main celebration takes place in the country’s capital, Colombo where the President raises the national flag and delivers a nationally televised speech.

Celebrating the 72nd Independence Day this year, Sri Lanka has dropped the Tamil Version of National Anthem to feature in the celebrations. The National Anthem will be rendered in only Sinhalese Language, the government confirmed. The Tamil version of National Anthem was introduced in 2016. As per the constitution of Sri Lanka, they are allowed to sing the National Anthem in both languages. Mahinda Rajapaksa is the current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

On account of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day. Check out the article which will help you in knowing some facts about this Island Country.

  • Sri Lanka achieved its independence as Ceylon in 1948. Its name was changed to Free, Sovereign and Independent Republic of Sri Lanka in 1972 and in 1978 it was changed to Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the the official, administrative capital of Sri Lanka and Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka by population.
  • The total area of Sri Lanka is 65,610 km2 (25,330 sq mi). It is the 120th largest country in the world in terms of area.
  • In terms of population, Sri Lanka is 57th most populous country in the world.
  • Sri Lankan Rupee is the currency of Sri Lanka.
  • Kandyan Dance is considered as the national dance of Sri Lanka.
  • Volleyball is the National Sport of Sri Lanka.
  • National flag of Sri Lanka is also known as Lion Flag or Sinha Flag. It was adopted in 1948. Current design of the flag was first introduced in 1972.
  • In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike won the general election and became the first woman prime minister in the world.

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