The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island located in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of India. Sri Lanka is a republic with a president, legislative branch and judicial branch. The population is 21,866,445 and is the 57th largest country in the world. Independence from the United Kingdom happened in 4 February 1948.

General Information
Official Name: 
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (śa‍raī laṁkaā pa‍rajaātaānata‍raika samaājavaādaī janarajaya), இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிசக் குடியரசு (ilaṅkai jaṉanāyaka cōcalicak kuṭiyaracu)
Capitol: 
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Population: 
20,964,000
Languages: 
Sinhala, Tamil
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
65,610
Year of UN Membership: 
1955
Year of Present State Formation: 
1977
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$70.966 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$7,046 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
6.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.75
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
49.00
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
ADB: Asian Development Bank
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
BIMSTEC: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
CP: Colombo Plan
G-11
G-15
G-24
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OAS: Organization of American States
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SACEP: South Asia Co-operative Environment Program
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSTAH: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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