Ten fun facts about Sri Lanka

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Fact 1:
Sri Lanka is often known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Fact 2:
The world famous writer Michael Ondaatje comes from Sri Lanka.

Fact 3:
Sri Lanka is the world’s largest tea exporter.


Fact 4:
Sri Lanka was the first country in the world to have a democratically elected head of state who was a woman.

Fact 5:
Sri Lankas national flag is considered to be one of the oldest flags in the world.

Fact 6:
There are eleven universities located in Sri Lanka.

Fact 7:
The spice cinnamon originated in Sri Lanka and was discovered by the Egyptians.

Fact 8:
The currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee.

Fact 9:
The most common meal in Sri Lanka is a spicy curry served with rice and a small side dish of vegetables.

Fact 10:
Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon before 1972.

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Short about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent.


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Population
20,277,597

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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