Sri Lanka Overview
Sri Lanka,  formerly known as Ceylon, is in Southern Asia. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean, south of India.
Capital Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, but Colombo is the commercial capital
Currency Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Area total: 65,610 km2
water: 870 km2
land: 64,740 km2
Population 20,064,776 (July 2006 est.)
Language Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (official and national language) 18%, other 8%
note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population
Religion Buddhist 70%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8% (1999)
Electricity 230V/50Hz (British BS 1363 type plug is most common with fewer (older) installations of BS 546, the circular plug used in India, being present).
Country code +94
Internet TLD .lk
Time Zone UTC+5:30