Sri Lanka

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The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (commonly known as Sri Lanka (play /srˈlɑːŋkə/, /srˈlæŋkə/, or /ʃriː ˈlɑːŋkə/  ( listen));[10][11] Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා, Tamil: இலங்கை) is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. An island nation in South Asia, it was until 1972 known as Ceylon (play /sɪˈlɒn/, /sˈlɒn/, or /sˈlɒn/). Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait and lies in the vicinity of India and Maldives.

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