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Sri Lanka

Capital :Colombo

Land Area : 65,610 sq km

Head of Government :President HE Mrs Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (since 12 November 1994)

Population :20,064,776 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :"Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
Note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population"

Major Religion(s) : Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)

Date of Joining : 1948

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Letter to the Speaker of Parliament regarding the Constitutional Council- 13th April 2006.

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February 1998

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