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Sri Lanka eye more pink ball success  The Northern Daily Leader

A perfect pink ball record and a last-up Test series demolition against Australia has Sri Lanka in a positive mindset ahead of their two Test series down unde...

The Northern Daily Leader
Cricket Australia XI vs Sri Lanka: Batting shootout for first Test spots  Fox Sports

Test positions will be on the line in a batting shootout that looms large for a group of Australia's hopefuls facing Sri Lanka in a day-night tour match.

Fox Sports
Bristol surfer Jon Lewin dies of suspected seizure in Sri Lanka  BBC News

It is thought Jon Lewin had a seizure while surfing on holiday in Sri Lanka and was unable to be revived.

BBC News
What the world's oldest clove says about spice wars in Sri Lanka  Quartz

The history of the spice trade conjures up exotic images of caravans plying the Silk Road in storied antiquity, as well as warfare between European powers vying ...

Gold Worth Rs 6.8 Crore Smuggled Into India From Dubai, Sri Lanka Seized  NDTV News

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested four people for allegedly trying to smuggle gold valuing about Rs 6.88 crore into the country from ...

World's oldest clove? Here's what our find in Sri Lanka says about the early spice trade  The Conversation - UK

Archaeologists have found cloves and black pepper corns they believe to be more than 1000 years old at a site in Sri Lanka.

The Conversation - UK
Sri Lanka must focus on quality of exports rather than value  ft.lk

Whilst Sri Lanka needs to be commended on the exports value of $ 17 billion that was achieved last year (the numbers include merchandise and export of ...

Sri Lanka looks to re-activate US500mn Millennium Challenge grant  EconomyNext

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has had talks with the Millennium Challenge Corporation to resume a grant that was halted during a political crisis, Minister for ...

Sri Lanka seeks to increase swap amount to $1 b from India Central Bank  ft.lk

NEW DELHI, REUTERS: Sri Lanka has begun talks with India's Central Bank to increase its swap amount to $ 1 billion, the acting Finance Minister said ...

Critical review of accountancy education in Sri Lanka  ft.lk

Sri Lanka is having three accountancy bodies, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL-www.casrilanka.com) which was founded in 1959 by ...

Morals and ethics take a nosedive in Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka  ft.lk

As a Sri Lankan first, as a member of the predominant ethnic community, Sinhalese, as a follower of the Buddhist philosophy and as a grandmother, I have taken ...

Sri Lankan officials to visit Israel to promote tourism  The Jerusalem Post

Officials from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism will visit Israel for the opening of IMTM International Tourism Fair.

The Jerusalem Post
Brit surfer Jon Lewin dies in Sri Lanka | Daily Star  Daily Star

A BRIT surfer has died while surfing in Sri Lanka after suffering a suspected seizure in the water.

Daily Star
Remains of Pinoy drowning victims flown to Sri Lanka  GMA News

The remains of the Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives were flown to Sri Lanka where they will be embalmed before their final journey home, the ...

GMA News
Rabada to be used sparingly in Sri Lanka series  EWN

Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson says fast bowler Kagiso Rabada could be used sparingly during the two Test match series against Sri Lanka next month in an ...

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port diversifies into cement industry cargo  EconomyNext

ECONOMYNEXT – Hambantota International Port (HIP) has handled its first shipment for the cement industry, enabling a manufacturer to enjoy economies of ...

Sri Lanka, Fiji stock exchanges to collaborate on market development  EconomyNext

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has signed an agreement with the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) based in Fiji to ...

Sri Lanka is officially the best place to visit in 2019. Here are 15 photos that will make you want to book a flight there ASAP.  INSIDER

I had the pleasure of visiting this extraordinary country for two and a half weeks last year, and I honestly can't recommend it enough.

Two unvaccinated children bring measles to Sydney from Sri Lanka  The Mercury

Two unvaccinated children have been diagnosed with measles in Sydney after returning from a trip to Sri Lanka. NSW Health has issued a warning to those who ...

The Mercury
Sri Lanka seeks to increase swap amount to $1 billion from RBI  Reuters India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has begun talks with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to increase its swap amount to $1 billion, the acting finance minister said ...

Reuters India
OPPO F9 Jade Green launched in Sri Lanka  Daily Mirror

OPPO, the leading global smartphone brand, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technologies has introduced the Jade Green ...

Daily Mirror
Alleged war criminal named second-in-command of Sri Lanka army  Aljazeera.com

Silva took part in a massive assault in 2009, during which the Sri Lankan army committed gross abuses against civilians.

Sri Lanka's first fully UAE-funded IDP 'resettlement city opens  ft.lk

The first ever re-settlement city for Sri Lankan displaced persons fully funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was launched on 13 January in Mannar.

Petition against Mahinda Rajapaksa postponed  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - The petition filed by Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa against the removal from the posts of Prime Minister and the Cabinet of - Get ...

News 1st
Investors may be underestimating the political turbulence in Sri Lanka  CNBC

What might seem like a crisis averted in Sri Lankan politics is far from being over and investors may be underestimating the level of uncertainty that currently ...

Sri Lanka's prime minister returns, but 'crisis is far from over'  Al Jazeera English

Despite the forced reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's political turmoil likely to continue, experts say.

Al Jazeera English
Colombo in Sri Lanka is the 'must-photograph' travel destination of 2019  Daily Mail

Research of more than 1.3m social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama and ...

Daily Mail
Sri Lanka President to visit Philippines from Jan. 15-19  ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena will be in the Philippines for a state visit on January 15 to 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ...

Beleaguered Sri Lanka arrive in Australia  The Sydney Morning Herald

Staring at a string of losses, weighed down by history and missing key personnel, Sri Lanka arrive in Australia giving their best impression of lambs to the ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
ICC grants Sri Lankan cricketers 15-day amnesty to report information over cricket corruption  ABC News

Sri Lankan cricketers have been granted a 15-day amnesty to report previously undisclosed information relating to corruption in the sport, the International ...

ABC News
Sri Lanka's Genie towers above the competition, but she hasn't had an easy ride  The Independent

In other countries she'd be an Olympic volleyballer, or perhaps a millionaire basketball star. But as Jarrod Kimber explains, this world-class netball player has ...

The Independent
Upgrade in Seafood Watch recommendation for Sri Lankan crab a milestone for fishery improvement project  SeafoodSource

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch's released new precommendations for several species on Monday, 14 January, and an upgrade in the rating of two ...

Sri Lankan president appoints cabinet after political crisis  Al Jazeera English

The crisis began after Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe, prompting protests and a downgrade of Sri Lanka's debt.

Al Jazeera English
I too am ready to contest Presidency: Chamal  Daily Mirror

I too am ready to contest Presidency: Chamal, Hambantota District UPFA MP Chamal Rajapaksa speaking to the media yesterday said that he too is ready for ...

Daily Mirror
Beleaguered Sri Lanka to face Australia  SBS News

Sri Lanka offer little promise of winning their first Test in Australia after a disastrous tour of New Zealand.

SBS News
Photo essay: Sri Lanka is a global tea powerhouse  Stuff.co.nz

For Stuff photographer, Kavinda Herath, having a cup of tea is almost spiritual - even better if it's while he's watching the cricket. He's Sri Lankan. "If you buy ...

Sri Lankan workers must oppose the witch-hunt of militant plantation workers  World Socialist Web Site

Plantation managers in Sri Lanka, with the support of the government and the trade unions, are witch-hunting worker activists involved in industrial action to ...

World Socialist Web Site
'We want to achieve the same feat against Sri Lanka' – Dean Elgar  International Cricket Council

Stand-in South Africa captain Dean Elgar was full of praise for the Proteas' fast bowling quartet after they bundled the tourists out for 273 to secure a 107-run win ...

International Cricket Council
Sri Lanka struggles to repay record foreign debt: PM  Channel NewsAsia

Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday the country was struggling to pay back its ballooning foreign debt, blaming a recent political crisis for ...

Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lanka to get more pink ball preparation than Australia ahead of day-night Test in Brisbane  ABC News

In more scheduling frustration for Australia, Sri Lanka will get more practice with a pink ball than the host's players — who haven't played with one since the ...

ABC News
Sri Lanka's Central Bank gets $400 million swap from RBI  Economic Times

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Wednesday said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide USD 400 million under a swap ...

Economic Times
Robed in anger | Mahinda Rajapaksa | Sri Lanka  THE WEEK

Buddhism in Lanka has turned radical, with a lack of sympathy for Muslims and Tamils. Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka.

Marapana instructs Lankan diplomats to boost image of Sri Lanka overseas  ft.lk

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana has called on Sri Lankan diplomats to boost the image of Sri Lanka overseas through efficient and effective execution of public ...

Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?  The Diplomat

2018 was a very dramatic year for Sri Lankan politics and it left the possibility of more surprises in 2019. The political and constitutional crisis that created so ...

The Diplomat
Sri Lanka’s Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019  The Sun

Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of.

The Sun
Sri Lankan man jailed for holding false Canadian passport  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A Sri Lankan man who tried to transit through Singapore with a forged Canadian passport and a man who abetted him were each sentenced ...

Channel NewsAsia
302kg of Sea Cucumber busted by Navy  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - Officials of the Sri Lankan Navy has seized 302kg of sea cucumber from within a Dinghy boat in Mannar. The haul was discovered this ...

News 1st
President leaves for Philippines  Daily Mirror

President leaves for Philippines, President Maithripala Sirisena left for Philippines on a five-day state visit today. A delegation of 13 members would be ...

Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka frozen out of IMF meeting  EconomyNext

ECONOMYNEXT - Meetings between top Sri Lanka finance officials and the International Monetary Fund has been delayed amid heavy snow in the US capital ...

The best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka  The Telegraph

Telegraph Travel rounds up the most stylish places to stay in Sri Lanka, including a converted Portuguese fort, a former tea plantation house, and chic safari ...

The Telegraph
Hamstrung Sri Lankan run maker misses out as Test squad named  The Sydney Morning Herald

Sri Lanka will be without hamstrung star Angelo Mathews in Australia, as the visiting squad was named ahead of the two-Test series.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Watch: Proteas Women hard at work preparing for Sri Lanka's visit  IOL

JOHANNESBURG – The Proteas women have assembled in Pretoria for their first national camp of 2019 at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Centre of Excellence.

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port- city dredging completed ; Ready for investors  Lanka Business Online

Jan 14, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's proposed Financial City better known as the Port City has now fully completed land reclamation, Ministry of Megapolis and ...

Lanka Business Online
Sri Lanka: Floods - Dec 2018  ReliefWeb

Due to heavy rains and floods in five districts of the Northern Province on 22 December, more than 45,000 people from nearly 14,000 families had been affected ...

New Carbon Tax neither effective nor productive: Expert  Daily Mirror

The Carbon Tax that had been imposed by the Government was neither effective nor productive because of the fact that it had not been imposed after taking into ...

Daily Mirror
In Sri Lanka, serving hearty meals and fostering sisterhood  The Hindu

The top layer couldn't have been crispier or the core softer. Shining in its golden-brown, crumbly skin, the keera vadai — an everyday snack in Sri Lanka ...

The Hindu
Lightning Boult rips through Sri Lanka in Christchurch  Channel NewsAsia

Trent Boult needed just 15 balls to change the complexion of the second test against Sri Lanka on Thursday when the New Zealand seamer took six wickets in a ...

Channel NewsAsia
Govt repays loan of USD one billion: Harsha  Daily Mirror

Govt repays loan of USD one billion: Harsha, Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Minister Harsha de Silva said today the government had settled the one ...

Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka Still Hunting for Its 'Disappeared'  The Diplomat

A culture of impunity – especially for “war heroes” – persists in Sri Lanka.

The Diplomat
Chinese debt is not Sri Lanka’s biggest problem – Verité Research  News 1st

Colombo (News 1st) - New information has come to light revealing that loans from China are not the main source of the debt trap that Sri Lanka is caught - Get ...

News 1st
Thai Pongal Festival  Daily Mirror

Devotees around the country are celebrating the Thai Pongal festival today. A group of devotees gathered at the Sivan Kovil Kovil in Kochchikade in Colombo ...

Daily Mirror
Veteran drama director Vinod Senadheera passes away  Daily Mirror

A veteran drama director of Colombo International School Vinod Senadheera, passed away this afternoon at the age of 45 from a sudden illness, his friend Jith ...

Daily Mirror
President and Prime Minister extends wishes for Thai Pongal  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - Hindu devotees worldwide, celebrate Thai Pongal today (January 15). The festival which is a dedication to the Sun God for the - Get the ...

News 1st
Black Caps expecting fight against India after Sri Lanka clean sweep  TVNZ

Having swept Sri Lanka across the Test, ODI and T20 series', the Black Caps know that sterner challenges are on the horizon when India arrive later this week.

New Zealand v Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera century not enough as hosts clinch ODI series  BBC Sport

Thisara Perera's 57-ball century was not enough to stop New Zealand sealing a 21-run win over Sri Lanka and an unassailable 2-0 one-day series lead.

BBC Sport
Nine traffic rights for airlines operating from Colombo to Mattala  News 1st

Colombo (News1st): All airlines which used to operate via Colombo to Mattala had been granted all nine air traffic rights since those airlines had refused - Get ...

News 1st
Indian poachers resort to violence when detected: Navy  Daily Mirror

The Sri Lanka Navy said they had observed that Indian poachers who illegally enter our territorial waters attempt to escape by resorting to acts of violence ...

Daily Mirror
Fire at Galkulama filling station dowsed  News 1st

Colombo (News1st): A fire broke out at a filling station in Galkulama, Anuradhapura at around 2.50 PM today (January 16). The fire has been completely dowsed ...

News 1st
Saudi funded water supply project opens in Sri Lanka  Arabnews

JEDDAH: A Saudi funded dam project to help bring famers desperately needed water opened Thursday in Sri Lanka. Kalu Ganja River project includes three ...

Is Malaria making a comeback in Sri Lanka?  News 1st

Colombo (News1st): Sri Lanka was successful in eradicating Malaria, which was once an epidemic in the country in 2016. However, after only two years of - Get ...

News 1st
Weather: Heavy rains expected  Daily Mirror

Weather: Heavy rains expected, The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) forecast heavy rains exceeding 100mm in some areas in the coming days.

Daily Mirror
Outcry in Sri Lanka over General Shavendra Silva’s appointment  The Hindu

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a General accused by the United Nations of war crimes to the country's second-highest army ranking, ...

The Hindu
New Zealand v Sri Lanka: Hosts win by 423 runs for 1-0 series victory  BBC Sport

New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 423 runs in Christchurch to win the Test series 1-0 and move up to third in the rankings.

BBC Sport
Tamil asylum seeker family to be deported to Sri Lanka next year  SBS News

The Federal Court on Friday rejected an appeal from a Tamil family, who had settled in the small Queensland town of Biloela, to stay in Australia.

SBS News
Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2019  ESPNCricinfo

New Zealand 371/7 (Guptill 138, Williamson 76, Taylor 54, Neesham 47*) beat Sri Lanka 326 (Dickwella 76, Kusal Perera 102, Neesham 3-38) by 45 runs.

Australia v Sri Lanka: Matthew Wade reveals bizarre reasoning behind Test snub  Sporting News AU

Test hopeful Matthew Wade has hit back at the Australian selectors for overlooking the batsman for the upcoming Sri Lanka series.

Sporting News AU
Sena threatens to destroy over 100 crops over the island  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - The Sena caterpillar was first discovered last October, in a corn field in the Ampara district, and has since spread to the - Get the latest ...

News 1st
Selectors turn attention to Sri Lanka  cricket.com.au

Australia captain Tim Paine believes his batting group will bounce back during the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.

Cabinet nod for transport hub in Battaramulla  Daily Mirror

Cabinet nod for transport hub in Battaramulla, The Megapolis and Western Development Ministry has obtained Cabinet approval to construct a multi-modal ...

Daily Mirror
Cricket: Sri Lanka ready for more bowler-friendly wicket in Christchurch  Newshub

Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Matthews is expecting a bowler-friendly wicket when his side takes on the Blackcaps in the Boxing Day test from Hagley Park on ...

Elephants slaughtered by Sri Lankan trains a disturbing new trend  9news.com.au

A growing number of elephants in Sri Lanka are being slaughtered by fast-moving trains, as rapid developmen...

Sri Lanka seek consolation win as high-scoring series concludes  International Cricket Council

After a scintillating encounter in the second ODI, Sri Lanka will be keen to swap impressive individual performances for a win, as the tourists search for their first ...

International Cricket Council
Sri Lanka's President set to stand for 2nd term  Arabnews

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena looks set to run for a second term in office in defiance of his vow not to stay beyond his five-year tenure.

Sri Lanka for removal of trade barriers  DAWN.com

LAHORE: Sri Lanka has sought removal of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and other issues to improve trade with Pakistan. Addressing the Lahore Chamber of ...

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister takes his fight to the Supreme Court  CNN

Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) Sri Lanka's prime minister is appealing a court decision that temporarily bars him and his cabinet from carrying out official duties, ...

A Ten Year Old War Crime is Sowing Instability in Sri Lanka Today  UN Dispatch

One of the worst mass atrocities in recent times took place in Sri Lanka during the final days of that country's long civil war. In May 2009, tens of thousands of ...

UN Dispatch
Mihin Lanka owes Sri Lankan Airlines over Rs. 745 Million  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - The former budget airlines, Mihin Lanka, liquidated in late 2016, owes Sri Lankan airlines over Rs. 745 million. This was brought to - Get ...

News 1st
Black Caps v Sri Lanka T20 at Eden Park: Recap  Stuff.co.nz

Good evening all and welcome to Twenty20 international cricket from Eden Park. The Black Caps take on Sri Lanka to wrap up their disappointing tour in a ...

Standard Chartered Sri Lanka appoints first local CEO  ft.lk

Standard Chartered has appointed its first Sri Lankan Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bingumal Thewarathanthri. This appointment came into effect from 1 ...

The carrom ball that won Sri Lanka the Asia Cup of 2008  Sportskeeda

Mendis' bowling masterclass in Asia Cup final 2008 .

Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2018  ESPNcricinfo.com

Read the detailed Reports & Articles of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2018, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2018/19 only on ESPNcricinfo.com.

T20 World Cup 2020: Afghanistan qualify for Super 12s at Sri Lanka's expense  BBC Sport

Afghanistan qualify directly for the Super 12s phase of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2020 - pipping Sri Lanka to the final place.

BBC Sport
Sri Lanka desires to take trade with Pakistan to $1 billion  The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD : Sri Lankan High Commissioner Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid said on Tuesday that the island nation was eager to strengthen mutual trade ties ...

The Express Tribune
Sri Lanka's deep economic crisis:Wasted four years and a wasting election year  ft.lk

Taking over a sick patient by the new Government. By the time the present Government came to power in 2015, Sri Lanka was in a deep economic crisis.

Sri Lanka passes stopgap, plans full budget vote in February  Idaho Statesman

Sri Lanka's finance ministry said Monday that it will present next year's full budget in February after the parliament approved a 1.77-trillion-rupee ($9.39 billion) ...

Idaho Statesman
Black Caps v Sri Lanka T20 ball-by-ball  Stuff.co.nz

The tour-ending T20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.

Sri Lanka goes ahead with feel-the-pain carbon tax as eco-tax trigger riots in France  EconomyNext

ECONOYMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is to go ahead with a carbon tax, which is being charged on a peculiarly unjust basis targeting older, poorer vehicle owners while ...

Sri Lanka to cut withholding tax on interest, rent, royalties  EconomyNext

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will cut withholding tax on rent from 10 percent to 5 percent and exempt royalties from withholding tax for up to 50,000 rupees a ...


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Ranil Wickremesinghe meets with foreign diplomats in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka President sacks Prime Minister, appoints Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka President sacks Prime Minister, appoints Rajapaksa
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The result could have changed if Sri Lanka had taken their catches – Only T20I: Cricketry
Mahinda sworn in as PM: Supporters celebrate across Sri Lanka
Mahinda sworn in as PM: Supporters celebrate across Sri Lanka
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T20I: Post Match Media Conference - England tour of Sri Lanka 2018
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Sri Lanka (UK: , US: (listen); Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is historically and culturally intertwined with the Indian subcontinent, but is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back to at least 125,000 years. It has a rich cultural heritage and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, the Pāli Canon, date back to the Fourth Buddhist council in 29 BC. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to the modern Maritime Silk Road.Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon (, US also ). A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century to obtain political independence, which was granted in 1948; the country became a republic and adopted its current name in 1972. Sri Lanka's recent history has been marred by a 30-year civil war, which decisively ended when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.The current constitution stipulates the political system as a republic and a unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system. It has had a long history of international engagement, as a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77, and the Non-Aligned Movement. Along with the Maldives, Sri Lanka is one of only two South Asian countries rated "high" on the Human Development Index (HDI), with its HDI rating and per capita income the highest among South Asian nations. The Sri Lankan constitution accords Buddhism the "foremost place", although it does not identify it as a state religion. Buddhism is given special privileges in the Sri Lankan constitution.The island is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population is from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island's history. Moors, Burghers, Malays, Chinese, and the indigenous Vedda are also established groups on the island.