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Sri Lanka (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā ; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai ), formerly known as Ceylon, is in South Asia. Located in the Indian Ocean just south of India, Sri Lanka is an island known for its natural beauty. Sri Lanka has stunning beaches all along its coastline, great wildlife and biodiversity, tea plantations, orchards, temples, monuments, and a cultural heritage dating back several millennia. Its cultural landscape includes the (mostly Buddhist) Sinhala and the (mostly Hindu) Tamil ethnic groups, with substantial Muslim and Christian communities.

— Wikivoyage

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