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.