Sri Lanka celebrates 75th Independence Day

Sri Lanka celebrated 75 years of Independence on 4th February under the theme Namo Namo Matha – A step towards a century. The main ceremony of the National Independence Day Celebrations was held in morning at 8.30 am at Galle Face Green in Colombo. A special cultural arts festival Lankaralanka was held on Friday at Independence square in Colombo. The Jaffna cultural centre which was built under an Indian grant will also be opened next week.

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

  • Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • Dialing code: +94
  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Population: 2.22 crores (2021)
  • Prime minister: Dinesh Gunawardena
  • Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil