It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean also called Ceylon and many other names. It is about 28 kilometres (18 mi.) off the south-eastern coast of India with a population of about 20 million. The British brought them to Sri Lanka in the 19th century as tea and rubber plantation workers, and they remain concentrated in the "tea country" of south-central Sri Lanka.Density is highest in the south west where Colombo, the country's main port and industrial center, is located. Sri Lanka is ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse. The Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka were considered to be "stateless" and over 300 000 Indian Tamils were deported back to India, due to the agreement between Sri Lanka and India in 1964.Venue India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mohali will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.This article is about the demographic features of the population of Sri Lanka, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. During times of Portuguese colonization, Moors were persecuted, and many forced to retreat to the central highlands and the eastern coast.Malays speak Sri Lanka Malay, a Creole language mixing Sinhala, Tamil and Malay.
Many of the Burghers speak Sri Lankan Indo-Portuguese although its use has declined and the majority now speak Sinhala.
According to the constitution Sinhala and Tamil are official languages whilst English is the link language.
Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
For Sri Lanka, Dinesh Chandimal will captain the side as Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the series due to injury.
All the matches have been scheduled to be played at R.
Tamil, a Dravidian language, is the first language of the Tamils.