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Was Ceylon a British colony?

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Kevin Stringer
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2005-03-28 22:07:00
2005-03-28 22:07:00

Yes, it was, and is now called Sri Lanka. Famous for its tea crops.

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2020-10-22 17:29:44
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Between 1796 and 1948, Ceylon was a British Crown colony. Although the British monarch was the head of state, in practice his or her functions were exercised in the colony by the colonial Governor, who acted on instructions from the British government in London. Nov 8 2019

Capital: Colombo

Currency: Ceylonese rixdollar (1815โ€“28), British pound (1825โ€“71), Ceylonese rupee (1872โ€”1948)

Government: Monarchy

Status: British Colony

https:/ /en .wikipedia. org/wiki/British_Ceylon#:~:text=Between%201796%20and%201948%2C%20Ceylon%20was%20a%20British,on%20instructions%20from%20the%20British%20government%20in%20London.

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