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Ayubowan Sri Lanka(About Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka is known to be the island of paradise. It was through that the Garden of Eden in the bible was located on this teardrop island off the coast of India.

Full Country Name – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Location – an island of the south – eastern coast shores of India. 880 KM north of the equator in the Indian Ocean.
Capital – Sri Jayawardanapura
Commercial Center – Colombo
Area – 25322 Square Miles
Population – 19.6 Million
Main Ethnic Groups
Sinhala 74.0%
Sri Lankan Tamil 12.75 %
Indian Tamil – 5.5 %
Moor – 7.0 %
Others – 0.8 %

Religious Groups
Buddhism – 70 %
Hinduism – 16 %
Christianity – 7 %
Islam – 7%

Literacy Rate – 91.8 %

Topography – Flat Coastal & Northern areas, Hills & mountains in the Central & South Central Areas

Average Temperature
Colombo 30.60 C to 24. 10C
Kandy 29.00 C to 11.50 C
Nuwara Eliya 20.20 C to 11.50 C

Rainfall
March – April – Inter Monsoonal
May – September – South West Monsoonal
October – November – Inter Monsoonal
December – February – North East Monsoonal

Average Rainfall
39” – 197”

National Flower – The Blue water Lily ( Nymphaea Sterllata )