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The Location in the World MAP – The country is located 31 kilometers off the southern coast of India in South Asia
Position - The Latitude and Longitude is 7° 00' N and 81° 00' E
Time Zone – GMT+5.5 (5:30)
Day Light Saving – Do not operate
International Dialing Code - +94
Land Area – 65,525 sq Km
Coastline – 1,340Km
  Sri Lanka
  Officially the Democratic Socialist Republic
   
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte 
President: Hon. Maithreepala Sirisena  
Prime Minister: Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe  
National anthem: Sri Lanka Matha  
National Day: 04 of February  
National Language: Sinhala & Tamil  
 
Population – 20.87 Million  
Life Expectancy – 74.90   
Literacy Rate – 90%   
Temperature – (Mean annual) – 27C In the lowland, 15C  
  at Nuwaraeliya (Altitude 1800m) Relative humidity   
  varies from 70% during the day to 90% at night
 
Administrative Unit:
  9 – Provinces        /            256 – AGA Divisions
  25 – Districts       /              160 - Electorates
   
National Tree: The NA (Mesua Ferrea) Iron Wood
National Flower: The Nil Manel (Nymphaea Stellata) Blue Water Lily
National Animal: Wali Kukula (Gallus lafayetii) Jungle fowl
National Gem: The Blue Sapphire
National Sport: Volleyball
   
Longest River – Mahaweli (335 Kms)
Highest Peak – Piduruthalagala (Mount Pedro), 2,524 m (8,281 ft)  
   
Main Harbor – Port of Colombo  
Main Airport – Bandaranayake International Airport (Katunayake)  
Main Agriculture Product – Rice 
Main Exports - Tea
 
Population – 21,481,334     (Male – 9.457  /  Female – 9.095)
  Density per sq Km – 380       /     Growth Rate – 1.3%
   
Literacy Rate (%) : (Male – 92.3 / Female – 89.1)
Ethnicity (%) : Sinhalese – 73.8 / Sri Lankan Moors – 7.2 / Indian Tamil – 4.6 / Sri  
  Lankan Tamil – 3.9 / Others – 0.5 / Unspecified – 10
   
Religion (%) : Buddhist – 69.1  /  Muslim – 7.6   /    Hindu – 7.1   /   Christian – 6.2
  /  Unspecified – 10
Climate Seasons – 4
  March – April = 1 st  Intermonsoon Season
  May – September – Southwest Monsoon Season nd
  October – November – 2 nd Intermonsoon Season
  December – February – Northeast Monsoon Season
   
Working Days – Monday – Friday
Office Hours – 8.30am – 5.00pm
In all major cities – Banking facilities, ATM’s, Debit / Credit Card transactions,
  Telephone / Mobile / Internet & E-mail facilities are available
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