Sri lanka on world map. This is the official site of sri lanka tourism. In antiquity sri lanka was known to travellers by a variety of names. Discover things to see and do places to stay and more. Born 17 april 1972 in kandy sri lanka often referred to as murali is a sri lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest test match bowler ever by wisden cricketers almanack in 2002.
Located in the continent of asia sri lanka covers 64630 square kilometers of land and 980 square kilometers of water making it the 123rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 65610 square kilometers. This map shows a. Sri lanka is located in southern asia. Find travel ideas for planning your holiday to sri lanka.
Sri lanka is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our blue ocean laminated map of the world. Economic capital and largest city is colombo surrounded by populous suburbs like dehiwala mount lavinia moratuwa and the administrative capital of sri lanka sri jayawardenapura kotte which is situated more or less within the former capital. Make your holiday the best in sri lanka by choosing over 200 top rated budget and luxury hotels and exciting tour packages. Sri lanka is an island that is bordered by the gulf of mannar to the west the bay of bengal to the east and palk bay to the northwest.
According to the mahavamsa the legendary prince vijaya named the land tambapanni copper red hands or copper red earth because his followers hands were reddened by the red soil of the area. Discover things to see and do places to stay and more. Sri lanka has a population of 206 million people official estimate 2010. Find travel ideas for planning your holiday to sri lanka.