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Capital:
Colombo (commercial capital); Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (administrative capital)
Government:
Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Economy:
  • Agriculture: 28.4%
  • Industry: 25.7%
  • Services: 45.9%
Population:
22,889,201 (2020) (57th)
Land Size:
65,610 sq km (123rd)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Sinhalese: 74.9%
  • Sri Lankan Tamil: 11.2%
  • Sri Lankan Moors: 9.2%
  • Indian Tamil: 4.2%
  • Other: 0.5%
  • Religions:
  • Buddhism (official): 70.2%
  • Hinduism 12.6%
  • Islam: 9.7%
  • Roman Catholicism: 6.1%
  • Other Christianity: 1.4%
  • Languages(s):
  • Sinhala (official): 74%
  • Tamil (official): 18%
  • Other: 8%