Government, Economy, Culture, and Geography
In this country they have occasional cyclones and tornadoes. Some of the minerals they have are limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, and clay. They have mostly low and flat plains. Mountains are located in south-central interiortropical area.
Sri Lanka continues to experience strong economic growth after thefollowing the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ellam. The government has been pursuing large-scale reconstruction and development projects supplemented with private investment in its efforts to spur growth in war-torn and disadvantaged areas, develop small and medium enterprises and increase agricultural productivity. The government owes high debt payments and bloated civil service have contributed, but economic reforms in recent years in line with IMF recommendations have helped bring down the government. The 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession exposed Sri Lanka economic vulnerabilities and nearly caused a balance of payments crisis. Then the growth slowed to about 4% in 2009. Then economic activity came back strongly.
This country is mostly republic.The sufferage age for Sri Lanka is 18.Executive branch: chief of state: President Mahinda Percy RAJAPAKSA note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government; Dissanayake Mudiyanselage JAYARATNE holds the largely ceremonial title of prime ministerhead of government: President Mahinda Percy RAJAPAKSA cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister elections: president elected by popular vote for a six-year term, eligible for a second term; election last held on 26 January 2010 election results: Mahinda RAJAPAKSA reelected president for second term; percent of vote - Mahinda RAJAPAKSA 57.88%, Sarath FONSEKA 40.15%, other 1.97%
Their nationatly is called Sri Lankans. Sinhala is their official ,and national language, 74% of them speak that lanuage. Tamil is another national language that only 18% use it. English, spoken competently by about 10% of the population, is commonly used in government and is referred to as the link language in the constitution. Buddhist is the offical lanuage that only 69.1% speak. The largest and the offical religon is Buddhism.