|Sri Lanka: Today is Republic Day|
|Thursday, 22 May 2008|
Sri Lanka celebrates today the 36th anniversary of becoming a republic. On May 22, 1972, with the adoption of a new constitution that ended 'Dominion Status', the country became a republic, simultaneously replacing the colonial name of Ceylon with Sri Lanka.
The post of Governor General was also abolished and a ceremonial post of President instituted in its place.
(Courtesy : Department of Information )
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