List of places in Sri Lanka with a British name

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This is a list of places in Sri Lanka with a British name – i.e. names that were originally place names in Great Britain later applied in Sri Lanka by English emigrants and explorers.

Places where the corresponding place name in Great Britain is well known[edit]

  • Abbotsleigh
  • Adisham
  • Alton
  • Atherton
  • Beaconsfield
  • Blackpool
  • Brampton
  • Bray
  • Carlabeck
  • Chelsea
  • Dalhousie
  • Devon
  • Drayton
  • Hadley
  • Harrow
  • Hatherleigh
  • Hatton – named after Hatton Garden[1]
  • Hayes
  • Horton Plains
  • Hopton
  • Hythe
  • Ingestre
  • Kenilworth
  • King's Lynn
  • Kirkoswald
  • Marlborough
  • Middleton
  • Norton
  • Norwood
  • Orwell
  • Preston
  • Rushbrook
  • Rye
  • Sherwood
  • Somerset
  • Springwood
  • Stafford
  • Stubbs
  • Usk Valley
  • Wavenden
  • Waverly
  • Westhall
  • Westward Ho
  • Wigton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunawardena, Cyril Chandrasekara (2008). Jam Gasa Yata Gedara (in Sinhala) (1 st. ed.). Nugegoda: Sarasavi Publishers. p. 247. ISBN 978-955-573-725-8. Retrieved 2009-01-25.