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.