It is an island, situated at the tip of the Indian Sub Continent. You can see breathtaking sights of beaches, hills, lakes, wildlife etc, all in an island of approximately 66,000 km². Sri Lanka has a coast line of 1,341 km's.
A population of close to 20 Million. Muslims account for about 8% of the population.
Tropical and warm. In the low-altitute areas the temperature will range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). The temperature in the Central highlands could go as low as 17 °C (62.6 °F).
Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages. English is widely used as well.
GMT+5 1/2 hrs throughout the year
Government: 9 AM to 4 PM General: 9 AM to 5 PM
HOLIDAYS Independence Day: February 4th Milad-un-Nabi: March 9th May Day: May 1st Deepavali (Hindu Festival): October 26th Christmas: December 25th
Based on the lunar calandar: Sinhala & Tamil New Year Tamil Thai Pongal Id-ul-Fitr Id-ul-Adha Vesak (Buddhist Holiday) Full Moons (Poya Days) are holidays. Most businesses are closed and meats are not sold.