Country Profile - Sri%20Lanka

Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Location: Indian sub continent

Time: IST (+) 1/2 hour

Capital: Colombo

Language: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8% and English

Area: 65,610 sq kms

Population: 21,283,913 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 04 Feb (Independence Commemoration Day)

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Climate: Tropical climate. Upland areas are cooler and more temperate and coastal areas are cooled by sea breezes. There are two monsoons, which occur May to July and December to January.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 4 Feb National Day. 25 Dec Christmas Day

Airline Name: Air Lanka (UL)

International Airports: Katunayake (Colombo Bandaranayake) (CMB)