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Sri Lanka was formerly known as Ceylon and is an island republic in the Indian Ocean off the south-eastern coast of India. Sri Lanka is separated from India by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannār. Lying between the two nations is a chain of tiny islands known as Adam's Bridge. Sri Lanka is somewhat pear-shaped, with its apex in the north. The greatest length from north to south is about 440 km (about 273 mi); the greatest width is about 220 km (about 137 mi). The total area of Sri Lanka is 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq mi).

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Air Ceylon   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1956* - 1978
Airline Code : AE : ---
Genealogy : Ceylon Airways >Air Ceylon
Comments : Air Ceylon was founded in 1947 as Ceylon Airways & the inaugural scheduled flight was 10Dec1947. Succeeded by Air Lanka

Ceylon Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1947 - 1955*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Ceylon Airways >Air Ceylon
Comments : Air Ceylon was founded in 1947 as Ceylon Airways & the inaugural scheduled flight was 10Dec1947. Succeeded by Air Lanka