Population: 21.8 million
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Languages: Sinhala, Temil, English
Religions: Buddhism 70.2%, Hinduism (12.6%), Islam (9.7%), Christianity (7.4%), Others (0.05%)
Surface area: 65.610 km²
Poverty: 4.1% of the population lives below the poverty line, and there are 1.6 million undernourished people of whom almost one million are children.