Sri Lanka is an island in south Asia, located in the Indian Ocean south of India. It is a diverse country, with many religions, ethnicities, cultures, and languages. Its capital and largest city is Colombo. This country has eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Sri Lanka is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77, and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Worth a visit are Kandy, the Sri Dhalada Maligawa and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Matale, the Sigiriya or Pidurangala Rock, Raththota, Riverstone,Wasgamuwa, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya, Unawatuna, Galle, Trincomalee, Pasikuda, Mirissa, Kalpitiya, Jaffna, Yala National Park, Wilpattu, Udawalawe, Kumana, Kithulgala, Galle Face Terrace, the Independence square arcade, the Bastian Mawatha, and Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching.