Sri Lanka
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. Ceylon, the ancient Taprobane (Tambaparni, the island of ‘dusky leaves’), is an island in the Indian Ocean, lying between 5° 55’ and 9° 50’ N. lat., and 79° 42’ and 81° 53’ E. long. Its area is 25,332 sq. miles. The average annual rainfall varies from 40 in. in the north-west to over 200 in. south-east and some parts of the interior. Annual average for Colombo is 91 in. and for Kandy 87 in.


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