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A city of central Sri Lanka east-northeast of Colombo. The last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon, it is a resort and religious center.


(Placename) a city in central Sri Lanka: capital of the kingdom of Kandy from 1480 until 1815, when occupied by the British; sacred Buddhist temple; University of Sri Lanka. Pop: 112 000 (2005 est)


(ˈkæn di, ˈkɑn-)

a city in central Sri Lanka: famous Buddhist temples. 97,872.
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Noun1.Kandy - a city of central Sri Lanka that was the last capital of the ancient kings of CeylonKandy - a city of central Sri Lanka that was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon; a resort and religious center
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Ceylon - a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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Heavily armed police units have been deployed in the central district of Kandy, a tourist area famed for its tea plantations and Buddhist sites.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned Koreans about traveling to Sri Lanka amid anti-Muslim riots in Kandy and neighboring regions.
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Summary: Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar 7 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena on Tuesday took to Twitter to condemn the recent acts of violence against the minority Muslim community in Kandy district that claimed two lives.
Sinhalese Buddhists make up about 75% of the population in Kandy.
Police commandos patrol on the streets of Pallekele, a suburb of Kandy, yesterday, following anti-Muslim riots that have prompted the government to declare a state of emergency.
Summary: Unrest is limited to some villages in Kandy district only
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Kandy and Kans specialises in the wholesale of health and beauty products but also runs a property investment arm and a charitable trust.
PESHAWAR -- Kandy Land Club advanced to next round after securing four wickets victory against Swat in the ongoing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth Under-19 Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka-based People's Bank has said that it has launched digital banking services in Kandy.
Not only is Kandy a sacred Buddhist town, it is also a very popular tourist destination, attracting throngs of people from all over the world, who crowd the city streets the whole year round.