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    Sri Lanka  
Land area

65,610 sq km

Population

19m (2002 mid-year estimate)

Main towns

Population in '000 (2001)

Colombo (capital) 2,266 Kandy 1,288

Gampaha 2,077 Kalutara 1,069

Kurunegala 1,461 Ratnapura 1,020

Climate

Tropical

Weather in Colombo

Hottest month, May, 26-31°C (average daily minimum and maximum); coldest month, December, 22-29°C; driest month, February, 69 mm average rainfall; wettest month, May, 371 mm average rainfall

Languages

Sinhala, Tamil, English

Measures

The metric system is now predominant

Currency

Rupee (SLRs)=100 cents. Average exchange rate in 2002: SLRs97.3:US$1. Exchange rate on May 26th 2003: SLRs95.7.US$1

Time

Five hours ahead of GMT

Sri Lanka Basic Electricity Data
Total Installed Capacity 1607 MW
Total Hydro Power 1140 MW
Small Hydro Power 257.1 MW
Conventional Thermal Power 460 MW
Small Hydro Power Potential 97.4 MW
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