Sri Lanka is an island of 25,330 square miles, located eighteen miles
off the south-western tip of the Indian subcontinent. It lies between the
parallels of 5° and 10° north latitude, and the meridians of 79° and 82°
east longitude. The island measures 270 miles from North to South and 140
miles from East to West. About four-fifths of the island consists of plain land or gently undulating
lowland along the coastal belt, while the remaining one-fifth
consists of hills and mountains in the...[Show more]
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