The BBC Country Profiles include links to relevant BBC coverage, newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and an online country timeline. Update information provided.
The U.S. Department of State offers a detailed country profile on Sri Lanka. This site focuses on implications for US/US policy.
Portals to the World is a service by the Library of Congress (LOC). The site provides collections of annotated website links for every nation as selected by LOC experts. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.
Official websites on Sri Lanka
Das Auswärtige Amt bietet Länderinformationen über Sri Lanka, gibt Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise sowie informiert über die Wirtschaftslage und Wirtschaftsstruktur des Landes.
The official website of Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The official website of the Sri Lankan government.
Facts and Statistics
The Country Indicator for Foreign Policy (CIFP) project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. Maintained by Carleton University (Canada).
The International Data Base (IDB) contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Output is displayed in charts and graphs, but can also be modified individually for use in spreadsheets etc. Maintained by the US Census Bureau.
The CIA World Factbook is a reliable, much-quoted resource on basic country statistics. Update information provided.
The Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection offers a comprehensive collection of maps in various formats (political, historical, relief, etc.). Maintained by the University of Texas (Austin).
Embassy World provides a collection of maps of various countries including Sri Lanka.
The Maps of World site provides both maps of Sri Lanka and basic information on the country.
Geography, Climate, Geology
Russell R. Ross and Andrea Matles Savada, editors. Sri Lanka: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1988. Includes information on Sri Lanka's Geography, Geology, Topography, Climate, Ecological Zones, Land Use.
Political and Legal Situation
The Guide to Law Online by the U.S. Law Library of Congress is an annotated compendium of online sources for legal information including selected links to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.
Politicalresources.net offers an index of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media.
Wikipedia has an extensive list of political parties in Sri Lanka.
Human Rights Situation
Human Rights Watch offers frequent reports on human rights issues in each country.
The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices offers a detailed overview of the human rights situation in each country. Submitted annually to the Congress by the US Department of State.
The BBC Country Profiles include an online timelineof each country.
The Making of the Modern World: full text database providing access to a myriad of historical documents, mostly related to economic and colonial history. (Access only via university network or vpn client).
History of Nations is based on information from the US Department of State and highlights each nation's history.
Wikipedia's History of Sri Lanka.
Empire Online is an exciting collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Each Section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. (Access only via university network or vpn client)
The Making of the Modern World: full text database providing access to a myriad of historical documents, mostly related to economic and colonial history. (Access only via university network or vpn client)