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Flag changes:

1900-01-01:

British Crown Colony of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -   CEYLON

1948-02-04:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -   CEYLON

1951-03-02:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -   CEYLON

1972-05-22:

Free Sovereign and Independent Republic of SRI LANKA  (Colombo)   -   SRI LANKA



































Arms changes:

1900-01-01:

British Crown Colony of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -   CEYLON

1948-02-04:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -   CEYLON

1952-01-02:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -   CEYLON

1972-05-22:

Free Sovereign and Independent Republic of SRI LANKA  (Colombo)   -   SRI LANKA




































Sovereignty changes:

1900-01-01:

UNITED KINGDOM

1948-02-04:

CEYLON +

UNITED KINGDOM +

1972-05-22:

SRI LANKA





































Capital Local Name changes:


1900-01-01:

  Colombo

1972-05-22:

  Kolamba

1979-01-01:

  Kolamba + Kotte

1982-04-29:

  Sri Jaya-Vardhana-Pura Kotte + Kolamba





































Local Name of Country changes:


1900-01-01:

  CEYLON

1972-05-22:

  SRI LANKĀ





































Status changes:


1900-01-01:

British Crown Colony of CEYLON

1948-02-04:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON

1972-05-22:

Free Sovereign and Independent Republic of SRI LANKA

1978-09-07:

Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA





































Ruler changes:

1948-02-04:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -    UK
         (UK)

1962-03-02:

State of Ceylon : Dominion of CEYLON  (Colombo)   -    William Gopallawa
         (William Gopallawa)

1972-05-22:

Free Sovereign and Independent Republic of SRI LANKA  (Colombo)   -    President William Gopallawa
         (President William Gopallawa)

1978-02-04:

Free Sovereign and Independent Republic of SRI LANKA  (Colombo)   -    President Junius Richard Jayawardene
         (President Junius Richard Jayawardene)

1989-01-02:

Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA  (Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte + Colombo)   -    President Ranasinghe Premadasa
         (President Ranasinghe Premadasa)

1993-05-01:

Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA  (Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte + Colombo)   -    President Dingiri Banda Wijetunge
         (President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga)

1994-11-12:

Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA  (Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte + Colombo)   -    President Chandrika Kumaratunga
         (President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga)

2005-11-19:

Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA  (Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte + Colombo)   -    President Mahinda Rajapaksa
         (President Percy Mahendra Mahinda Rajapaksa)

2015-01-09:

Democratic Socialist Republic of SRI LANKA  (Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte + Colombo)   -    President Maithripala Sirisena
         (President Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena)






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