Sri Lanka, originally known as Ceylon,
is a country located off the south coast of India. An island nation, it is
bounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
Situated in the path of major sea routes, Sri Lanka is a naval link
between South East Asia and West Asia. The natural beauty of Sri
Lanka is well known, with tropical forests, white beaches rich
biodiversity and ever changing landscapes. The country also has a colorful and
long history of more than three thousand years, the longest documented history
in the world.