Sri Lanka At A Glance
Democratic Socialist Republic of sri Lanka
Latitude 5 55. to 9 50. North
Longitude 79 42. to 81 52., 650 km North of the Equator
430 km North to South
25 km East to West
Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR)
04th February 1948
Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte
Nothern, North Central, Central, North Western, Western, Eastern, Sabaragamuwa, Uva
Typically tropical, with a Northeast monsoon (December to March) bringing unsettled weather to the North and East and southwest monsoon (June to October) bringing bad weather to the South and West.
Mostly low, flat to rolling plain, Mountains in South – Central interior.
The Blue Water Lily (Nymphet satellite)
Na Tree (Mesua Nagassuriam)
National Parks and Nature Reserves area
Population Growth Rate
309 people per sq.km
Life expectancy at Birth
Female 74 Male 64
Female 87.9 Male 92.5
Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, Other 0.5%, Unspecified 10%
Sinhala 74% (Official and National Language), Tamil 18% (National Language) Other 8%
English ( A Link Language commonly is used in Government and Spoken Competently by about 10% of the Population)
Buddhist 69.1%, Islamic 7.6%, Hindu 7.19%, Christian 6.2%, Unspecified
Sri Lanka standard Time is Five and Half hours ahead of GMT. (Allowance should be made for summer time changes in Europe)
230.240 volts, 50 cycle AC. If you travel with a Laptop Computer bring a stabilizer
Sri Lanka’s most dynamic sectors are food Processing, textiles and apparel, food and beverages, Port constructions, telecommunications and insurance And banking. Population crops made up only 15% Of exports. While Textiles and Garments accounted for more than 60%. About 800,000 Sri Lankans work Abroad, 90% of them in the Middle East They send home more than us 1 Billion Dollar a year.
34.3% of the Labor Population is employed in Agriculture, 25.3% in Industry and 40.4% in services The Unemployment rate is 5.7%
Agriculture and Products
Rice, Sugercane, Grains, Pulses, Coconutsm Milk, Eggs, Hides, Beef and Fish
Processing of Rubber, Tea, Coconuts, Tobacco and Other Agricultural Commodities, Telecommunication, Insurance, Banking, Clothing, Textiles, Cement, Petroleum refinning.
Textiles and Appare, Tea and Spices, Diamonds, Emaralds, Rubies, Coconut Products, Rubber Manufactures, Fish
Main Import commodities are Textiles fabrics, Mineral Products, Petroleum, Food Stuffs, Machinery and Transpotation Equipment 10.61 Billion dollars F.O.B. Precentage of main commodities form main Import partners, India 19.6%, China 10.5%, Singapore 8.8%, Iran 5.7%, Malaysia 5.1%, Hong Kong 4.2%, Japan 4.1%
Yellow with two panels, the smaller, hoist- side panel has two equal vertical bands of Green (hoist side) and Orange. The other panel is a large dark Red rectangle with a Yellow Lion holding a Sword, and there is a Yellow Bo Leaf in each corner, the Yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels.
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