Country Profile - SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Language: Sinhala (official and national language) 87%, Tamil (official and national language) 28.5%, English 23.8% (2012 est.)
Religion: Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
Cryptocurrency: The legality of cryptocurrencies is not yet well defined and clear in Sri Lanka. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has highlighted its intention to support digital currencies, although it will probably take at least 5 years for the cryptocurrency sector to develop in the country. The reason for this is because Internet use is relatively low in the country and the population has minimal knowledge about Bitcoin. Nevertheless, selling or buying cryptocurrencies in Sri Lanka is not against the law.
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