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Dominion of Ceylon

Commonwealth realm
Flag of None 1948–1972 Flag of Sri Lanka
Flag of Ceylon Coat of Arms of Ceylon
Anthem
"Sri Lanka Matha"
Map of Sri Lanka
CapitalColombo
Government Constitutional monarchy
Monarch
- 1948-1952George VI
- 1952-1972Elizabeth II
Prime Minister
- 1948-1952Don Senanayake
- 1952-1953Dudley Shelton Senanayake
- 1953-1956John Lionel Kotalawela
- 1956-1959Solomon Bandaranaike
- 1959-1960Wijayananda Dahanayake
- 1960Dudley Shelton Senanayake
Legislature Parliament
- Upper houseSenate
- Lower houseHouse of Representatives
History
February 4, 1948Independence
- 1971Insurrection
May 22, 1972Republic
Area65,610 km²
Population
- 19487,060,000
 Density107.6/km²
CurrencyCeylon Rupee
Flag of None British Ceylon Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka
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The Dominion of Ceylon (1948-1972) was a constitutional monarchy in South Asia. It was also one of the Commonwealth realms.


Monarch

  • George VI () (February 4, 1948 - February 6, 1952)
  • Elizabeth II () (February 6, 1952 - May 22, 1972)


Prime Minister

  • Don Senanayake () (February 4, 1948 - March 22, 1952)
  • Dudley Shelton Senanayake () (March 22, 1952 - October 12, 1953)
  • John Lionel Kotalawela () (October 12, 1953 - April 12, 1956)
  • Solomon Bandaranaike () (April 12, 1956 - September 26, 1959)
  • Wijayananda Dahanayake () (September 26, 1959 - March 21, 1960)
  • Dudley Shelton Senanayake () (March 21, 1960 - July 21, 1960)
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike () (July 21, 1960 - March 27, 1965)
  • Dudley Shelton Senanayake () (March 27, 1965 - May 29, 1970)
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike () (May 29, 1970 - May 22, 1972)

Nation

Sri Lankan Polities

Neighbouring Nations

References


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