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Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 

About the Sri Lankan Flag

Yellow with two panels; the smaller hoist-side panel has two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and orange; the other panel is a large dark red rectangle with a yellow lion holding a sword, and there is a yellow boleaf in each corner; the yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels

Location and size of Sri Lanka 

Location: Latitude 5° 55. to 9° 50. north, longitude 79° 42. to 81° 52., 650km north of the equator
Dimensions: 430 km north to south, 225 km east to west
Area: 65,525km
Island Nations with a coastline of :  1,340 km
Terrain: Mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior
Commercial capital: Colombo  
Administrative capital: Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte
Climate: Typically tropical, with a northeast monsoon (December to March) bringing unsettled weather to the north and east, and a southwest monsoon (June to October) bringing bad weather to the south and west
(Sri Lanka's up to date weather report) 

Sri Lanka Currency

Currency (code): Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) and cents 
One Sri Lanka rupee is divided in to 100 cents. 
Currency notes are in the denominations of Rs.10/- (including coins), Rs. 20/-, Rs. 50/-, Rs. 100/-, Rs.200/-, Rs. 500/- Rs.1,000/-Rs.2,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- are freely in circulation, 
Denominations clearly marked in additional to the word in English, Sinhala and Tamil .




Pidurutalagal 
(Mount Pedro in English)

The tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m (8,281 ft)Located close to the city of Nuwara  Eliya, and is easily visible from most  areas of the Central Province

Blue Water Lily 
(Nymphaea Stellata)
This flower can be found in all parts within the Island of Sri Lanka.  It grows in shallow water and considered the symbol of truth, purity and discipline.

Bambarakanda
(263 mtrs 863 ft)
The highest water fall in Sri Lanka is the Bambarakanda Falls. It isalso known as Bambarakele Fall. This fallranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world
This water fall is situated  5km from the A4 highway in Kalupahan, Badulla District. The waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a branch of the Walawe River.