Capital – Sri Jayewardenapura Kotte
Population - 21,128,000
Area - 65,610 km²
Density - 322.02 / km²
Currency - LKR
Official language – sinhala, tamil
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. The tropical paradise lies in the vicinity of India and the Maldives and is surrounded by the the Gulf of Mannar, Indian Ocean and the Palk Strait. From sunny beaches, wonderful ancient cities, beautiful fauna and flora, to fine handicrafts, world famous gems, colorful festivals, smiling people and mouth watering Sri Lankan cuisin, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean as it’s often called, is truly a dream come true for any tourist. The historical sites here are Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Sigiriya, Dambula. The abundant wildlife including many wild animals and birds, and the luxuriant vegatation can be seen in Sinharaja F.R. and Uda Walawe N.P. The culture is represented by the cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy. There are many beaches in Sri Lanka, the most popular are Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Jaffna and Trincomalee beaches.