Published on: 3/5/2021
Sri Lanka is an island nation located SE of India. It has population of 22 million, with 70% Sinhalese, and 10% Sri Lankas Moors.
Sri Lanka capitol is Colombo. The official languages are Sinhala and Tamil, but many speak English.
Sri Lanka tolerates religious diversity, and all religions prosper. The largest religion is Buddhism with 70%, then Hinduism 13%, Islam 10% and Christianity 7%.
Sri Lanka played an important role as a major stop in the Maritime Silk Road commerce. Today, Sri Lanka prospers through plantation and maritime economies.
Historically human settlements were on the island for more than 125,000 years. The first European settlers and consequent rulers were Portuguese, then the Dutch, followed by the English.
Typical street in Colombo. Myriads of little shops, one beside each other in a row. Streets are clogged by walkers, scooters and scooter-taxies, like this green one in the picture.
The city has numerous, lush green parks, with vendors showing boa