Sri Lanka officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.
Sri Lankan flood victims flock around a bus to receive food parcels on a inundated road in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The Disaster Management Center said that 114 homes have been destroyed and more than 137,000 people have been evacuated to safe locations as heavy rains continue. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)
A Sri Lankan man use a scarf as a protective mask as he waits for a swab test at a locked-down area in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 May 2020. The Sri Lankan government has started lifting most of the restrictions implemented nearly two months ago in a bid to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease and is preparing for a full reopening of businesses and a resumption of activities to avoid an economic slump. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
A protester sits on a chair surrounded by others after storming the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office, demanding he resign after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country amid economic crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)
A school girl reacts as a health worker inoculates her with the dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus for the 12-15 years age group at an educational institution in Colombo on January 7, 2022. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)