(Dominion of) Ceylon
ලංකා ඩොමීනියන් රාජ්‍යය
Timeline: United Kingdom Win
Flag of Ceylon 1951-1972 Coat of Arms Ceylon dominion
Flag Coat of Arms
Sri Lanka (orthographic projection)
Location of Sri Lanka/Ceylon
Anthem "Sri Lanka Matha and God Save The Queen"
Capital Colombo
Largest city Colombo
Language Sinhalese, Tamil, English
Buddhism, Hinduism
  others Islam, Christianity
Ethnic Group Sinhalese, Tamils
Demonym Ceylonese, Sri Lankan
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  legislature Parliament
Monarch Elizabeth II
  Royal house: House of Windsor
Governor-General Shirani Bandaranayake
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
65,610 km²
  water (%) 4,4%
Population 20,277,597 
Established 1948
Currency Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Time Zone UTC+5:30
Calling Code +94
Internet TLD .lk
Organizations UN, Commonwealth of Nations, Non-Aligned Movement

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