Welcome to Sri Lanka

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Welcome to Sri Lanka

Location of the country

Basic things you should know about Sri Lanka.


Sri Lankan Rupees ( Rs)  ( Updated November 2019 ) 

Currency Value In Sri Lankan Rupees
Dollar (USA) Rs.  180
Pound (UK) Rs. 230
Euro (EU) Rs. 200
Franc (Switzerland) Rs. 180
Dollar (Canada) Rs. 135
Dollar (Australia) Rs. 125
Dollar (Singapore) Rs. 130
Yen (Japan) Rs. 1.35


Sinhala ( සිංහල )

Tamil ( தமிழ் )


 Ethnic groups

Sinhalese 74.9%, 

Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%,

Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%,

Indian Tamil 4.2%, 

other 0.5% (2012 est.)


Buddhism (70.2%)

Hinduism (12.6%)

Islam ( 9.7%)

Christianity (7.4%)


Sri Lanka Standard time ( GMT 5:30 )

Administrative Divisions in Sri Lanka

Provinces of Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, provinces (Sinhalese: පළාත, Tamil: மாகாணம்) are the first level administrative division. They were first established by the British rulers of Ceylon in 1833. Over the next century most of the administrative functions were transferred to the districts,

Districts of Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka,districts (Sinhalese: දිස්ත්රික්ක, Tamil: மாவட்டம்)are the second-level administrative divisions, and are included in a province. There are 25 districts organized into 9 provinces.Each district is administered under a District Secretary , 

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