Glossary

Gemunu

The Gemunu Watch (King Dutugemunu’s Own) was formed with troops from the Ceylon Light Infantry and Ceylon Sinha Regiments in 1962 and was deployed in many major operations against the Tamil Tigers

Origin:

English

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Gingelly

Sesame oil used as cooking oil

Origin:

Tamil

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Goonda

Goonda is a term for a hired thug.

Origin:

Indian English

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Green Line

The Green Line established in the 1970s was a dangerous barricaded boundary that separated largely Christian East Beirut from largely Muslim West Beirut. The strip of abandoned and destroyed buildings, littered with mines and infested with snipers, was given that name due to the growth of wild vegetation that pushed through the pavements.

Origin:

English

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