Has Sri Lanka moved? It seems as if many people clearly recall Sri Lanka in a different location than where it is, now. (See the Google map, below.)
Here’s what others have said in comments at this website:
I remember Ceylon(Sri Lanka) being directly south of India, not to the south-east.
This is a rough sketch of how I remember Ceylon’s location on the map.
Vivek narain said the following, in three separate comments:
1) By the way i zapped a most die hard cynic when i queried about his memory of sri lanka’s location and showed him the current map.
2) I have intertviewed 5 persons regarding the location of sri lanka(ceylon)and asked them to draw a map,all of them drew it as they remembered and it was far far downwards,further i asked them to draw a horizontal line touching the tip of india’s extremity,the line went over the sea, all clear… and all were cynics.
3) this sri lanka puzzle has reached the point of absurdity or rather insanity.Almost everybody remembers the country located further south beyond the tip of india.Being indian i have the advantage of getting genuine feed back,and the peculiarity of sri lanka is that india is the only neighbour and people in india are aware of this sensivity and are keen enough to notice the location.Please take this particular anomaly at top priority because i presume and know that nothing like this(the percentage of me too being 100 % ) has been in your or any other site.
At an article about changing geography, I’ve posted multiple maps of Ceylon and Sri Lanka. I’m not sure if they help, or add to the uncertainty.
Do you recall Sri Lanka in another location? Share your thoughts in comments, below this article.
[UPDATE: Comments are now closed.]
Photo credit: Vivek Chugh, India.