Tagged: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, an island nation in South Asia, possesses a rich cultural heritage and a history marked by diverse influences. With a population exceeding 21 million, Colombo stands as the capital and largest city. The political landscape in Sri Lanka is characterized by a multi-party system, with key political players being the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the United National Party (UNP), and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). The SLFP and UNP, established in the mid-20th century, have been prominent in Sri Lankan politics, with the SLFP often associated with center-left policies and the UNP with center-right ideologies. The SLPP, a more recent entrant, has gained traction with a focus on nationalist and populist agendas. Sri Lanka has faced significant challenges, including a prolonged civil conflict that ended in 2009, but the nation has made strides in post-war reconstruction and economic development. The economy is driven by sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and services, with tourism playing a growing role. However, concerns such as ethnic and religious tensions, governance issues, and economic disparities persist. Sri Lanka’s cultural identity is shaped by its multiethnic and multireligious population, with Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims coexisting alongside each other. The island is renowned for its historical sites, including ancient cities like Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, as well as its natural beauty, with pristine beaches, lush tea plantations, and diverse wildlife. As Sri Lanka strives for political stability, reconciliation, and sustainable development, international partnerships and efforts toward addressing social and economic disparities remain pivotal. The nation’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean has also positioned it as a significant player in regional geopolitics. While grappling with the complex legacies of its past, Sri Lanka continues to navigate the challenges of the present, balancing economic growth with social cohesion and environmental sustainability. HOMEAGERLY: Features democracy and rights of Sri Lanka.

Ruined City of Sigiriya (World Heritage)

Ruined City of Sigiriya (World Heritage)

The ruined city north of Kandy on a granite rock was once an important fortress and residence of King Kassapas (477– 495 AD) with a palace, cisterns, frescoes, rock caves and water gardens. The...

Sri Lanka Population 2014

Sri Lanka 2014

Yearbook 2014 Sri Lanka. The year was marked by religious contradictions and violence between mainly extremist Buddhists and Muslims. According to Countryaah.com, Sri Lanka population in 2020 is estimated at 21,413,260. The country was...