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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Sinhalese)
இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு (Tamil)
FlagEmblem
Anthem: Sri Lanka Matha
Mother Sri Lanka
CapitalSri Jayawardenepura Kotte
(Administrative)

Colombo(Commercial)
6°56′N79°52′E / 6.933°N 79.867°E / 6.933; 79.867
Largest cityColombo
Official languages
RecognizedEnglish
DemonymSri Lankan
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
 • Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
 • Speaker of the ParliamentKaru Jayasuriya
 • Chief JusticeK. Sripavan
LegislatureParliament
Independence from the United Kingdom
 • Dominion4 February 1948 
 • Republic22 May 1972 
 • Current constitution7 September 1978 
Area
 • Total65,610 km2 (122nd)
25,332 sq mi
 • Water (%)4.4
Population
 • 2012 census20,277,597[2] (57th)
 • Density309/km2 (40th)
800.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$233.637 billion[3] (60th)
 • Per capita$11,069[3] (99th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$80.591 billion[3] (68th)
 • Per capita$3,818[3] (114th)
Gini (2010)36.4[4]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.757[5]
high ·73rd
CurrencySri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Time zoneSLST(UTC+5:30)
Date format
  • dd/mm/yyyy (AD)(English)
  • yyyy/mm/dd (Sinhalese)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+94
ISO 3166 codeLK
Internet TLD
Website
www.gov.lk
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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