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Sri Lanka

  • President:Maithripala Sirisena
  • Prime Minister:Ranil Wickremesinghe
  • Capital city:Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
  • Languages:Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8% note: English, spoken competently by about 10% of the population, is commonly used in government and is referred to as the link language in the constitution
  • Government
  • National statistics office
  • Population, persons:21,444,000 (2017)
  • Area, sq km:62,710 (2017)
  • GDP per capita, US$:4,065 (2017)
  • GDP, billion current US$:87.2 (2017)
  • GINI index:39.8 (2016)
  • Ease of Doing Business rank:111 (2017)