Eastern Province, Sri Lanka Genealogy

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Guide to Eastern Province family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Eastern Province

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History[edit | edit source]

In 1815 the British gained control of the entire island of Ceylon and they divided the island into three ethnic based administrative structures.
The Indo-Lanka Accord signed on 29 July 1987 required the Sri Lankan government to devolve powers to the provinces and, in the interim, to merge the Northern and Eastern provinces into one administrative unit. On September 2 and 8 1988 proclamations were issued enabling the Northern and Eastern provinces to be one administrative unit administered by one elected Council.The North-East Province was born.
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