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Mother Sri Lanka
|Capital||Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte|
|Government||Unitary republic Democratic Socialist
|-||Prime Minister||D. M. Jayaratne|
|-||Speaker of the House||Chamal Rajapaksa|
|-||Chief Justice||Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake|
|Independence from the United Kingdom|
|-||Dominion (Self rule)||February 4, 1948|
|-||Republic||May 22, 1972|
|-||Total||65,610 km2 (122nd)
25,332 sq mi
|-||2010 estimate||20,238,000 (56th)|
|-||Mid 2010 census||20,653,000|
|GDP (PPP)||2012 estimate|
|-||Total||$158 billion (66th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2012 estimate|
|-||Total||$64 billion (73rd)|
|HDI (2011)|| 0.691
medium · 97th
|Currency||Sri Lankan Rupee (
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
|-||Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC)|
|Date format||dd/mm/yy, dd/mm/yyyy, yyyy/mm/dd (AD)|
|Drives on the||left|
|Internet TLD||.lk, .ලංකා, .இலங்கை|
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (in Sinhala in Tamil) is a tropical island nation off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent. The capital of the country is Sri Jayawardanapura while the largest city is Colombo.
National symbols of Sri Lanka
National animal of Sri Lanka[source?]
The Sri Lanka flag is also known as the Lion flag because of the Lion on it. The Lion is holding a sword in its right paw. There is a crimson background with four leaves in each corner. There is a yellow border. On the left of the flag there are the colors green and saffron.
The lion represents bravery. The four leaves represents Karuna, Meththa, Muditha and Upeksha. The orange stripe represents the Sri Lankan Tamils and the green stripe represents the Sri Lankan Moors.
Sri Lanka has 9 provinces.
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- Official web portal of the Government of Sri Lanka
- Office of the President of Sri Lanka
- Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka
- Central Bank of Sri Lanka
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- Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
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- Colombo Stock Exchange
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- Virtual Library Sri Lanka
- The CIA World Factbook - Sri Lanka
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