Written by Lahiru Fernando
04 Feb, 2018 | 6:00 am
Today, February 4, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka marks 70 years of Independence.
Seventy years ago, Sri Lanka, or Ceylon, as known back then- was under British rule before being restored of her freedom.
Over the years, our island nation was colonised by many foreign rulers by the likes of Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British.
However, Sri Lanka regained freedom with the help freedom fighters including;
It all began after the local nobles and kings lost their autonomous power over the island, which meant that local production was at the hands of the British empire before 1948.
Sri Lanka, by all means, spearheaded its fight for freedom through its peaceful political movement.
Though Sri Lanka won her freedom, the country remained a dominion for the next 24 years, before it was fully given its republic status in 1972.
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