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The Socialist Republic of Ceylon (also Śrī Laṅkā in Sinhala and Ilaṅkai in Tamil) is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of India. It is a part of the non-aligned movement and the Community of Oceans.
Ceylon is home to 19.5 million people, and is a rapidly developing country with an expanding diplomatic presence throughout South East Asia and East Africa. It also has close ties to the United Kingdom, its former coloniser, and Vekllei.
Sri Lanka is an industrial hub and famous for its garment and textiles manufacturing, tea, precious stones and shipbuilding.