Definition of Sri Lankan in English:

Sri Lankan

Pronunciation /ˌsrē ˈlaNGk(ə)n/ /ˌsri ˈlæŋk(ə)n/

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  • Relating to or characteristic of Sri Lanka or its people.

    ‘a Sri Lankan architectural tradition’
    • ‘Influential Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa won a special Chairman's Award for lifetime achievement.’
    • ‘Born in Ceylon, he has assembled the most important collection of Sri Lankan antiquities and art outside the country.’
    • ‘Indran considers himself both Sri Lankan and American and this comes through in his verse.’
    • ‘We went to the wedding of an Indian Sikh and an Aussie-born Catholic of Sri Lankan origin.’
    • ‘Although the Sri Lankan tea export volume has increased, tea prices have remained more or less stagnant for a long time.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka.

    ‘the Sri Lankan broke the world record’
    • ‘My father is a Sri Lankan and my mother an Indian who came from the Caribbean originally.’
    • ‘The one national holiday celebrated by all Sri Lankans is Independence Day on February 4.’
    • ‘If the Sri Lankans suffer defeat in Hobart, they are confident of a fightback later in the three-match series.’
    • ‘The Sri Lankans flew to Sydney and trained on Monday, while the Australians were enjoying a rest day.’
    • ‘Several dozen Sri Lankans have been hired to produce the weather stations.’