Sri Lanka is one of the finest Islands in the world. Formerly known as Ceylon, she is strategically located in the Indian Ocean near the Southern tip of India.
A country with a great civilisation and a history that dates back to thousands of years can boast of a unique culture, arts and engineering skills which are amply evidenced by the historical sites and ruins.
Sri Lanka is considered as the Pearl of Indian Ocean owing to her unparalleled natural beauty. A tropical Island with a pleasant climate through out the year is blessed with lush rain forests, plenty of greenery, diverse wild life and abundant water resources. One of Sri Lanka’s greatest assets is her wonderful pristine beaches considered as some of the best in the world.
Sri Lanka is a natural trading destination due to its geographical location as some of the major sea and air routes are crossing the country. With one of the highest literacy rates in Asia, Sri Lanka’s human capitol is yet to be utilised to it true potential. It’s a land of opportunity. The country’s vision is to be the business hub of South Asia.
65,525 sq.km (25,336 sq,miles)
Off the Southern tip of India.
Latitude 5o 55' to 9o 50' N
Longitude 79o 42' to 81o 52' E
18.7 million (2001)
299 per sq.km (2001)
Sinhala, Tamil & English (English is widely spoken and understood)
pleasant tropical climate with two climatic zones - the wet & the dry
Low lands Temperature 23-30 Co
High lands Temperature 10-20 Co