Sri Lanka officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of theIndian subcontinent in South Asia; known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

Sri Lanka has a documented history that spans over 3000 years. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II, Sri Lanka is a diverse country, home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. It is the land of the Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, Moors, Indian Tamils, Burghers,Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island. The country's recent history has been marred by a thirty-year civil war which decisively but controversially[ ended in a military victory in 2009.

Capital Colombo

Official languages Sinhala, Tamil
Religion Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim
Area 65,610 km2
25,332 sq mi
Population 20,277,597
GDP (Per Capita) $6,135
Currency Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Sri Lankan Toppers
Sangeeth Liyanapathirana
B.Sc. Biotech 89%
RDA Hareeshan N B.Sc. Biotech 87%
Dimani Jayatissa BBM 80%
Dharshana Sundharaj B.Com 78%
Irosh Imalka Chandrasoma BBM 78%
Chapa Dhanushi Wijesoonya BBM 76%
G S M Amith Devunda B.Sc. Biotech 75%
Mandusha Kumaraswamy B.Com 75%
Thirushwaran Kishok BCA 74%