Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is also referred to as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. It is basically an island nation that is located in the South of Asia and it lies about thirty-one kilometers from the southern coats of India. The population of Sri Lanka is about twenty million people. This country is popular for producing and exporting rubber, coconuts, coffee and tea. Sri Lanka is also considered to be one of the popular tourist destinations in the world because it has lovely landscapes and beaches, tropical forests and a rich culture. There are two official languages in this country and they are Tamil and Sinhalese.

About one-tenth of the population can converse in English and this language is also used in many educational centers. It is also used for commercial purposes. The people in Sri Lanka follow different religions and they also belong to different ethnicities. About seventy percent of the people in the country are Buddhists and Hinduism is considered to be the second most followed religion in Sri Lanka. The food of Sri Lanka has been influenced by the western cultures. Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte is the capital city of Sri Lanka and the largest city here is Colombo.

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    Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District.

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    Bundala National Park

    Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka.

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    Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.

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    Polonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

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    Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.

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    Sinharaja Forest Reserve

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.