Sri Lanka, is one of the smallest of the South Asian nations, 29 km southeast of India across the Palk Strait in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka was not the name by which the island was always known.
The Greeks and Romans knew it as Taprobane, the Arabian sailors as Serendib, the early Europeans in Asia as Zeilan or Seilan,the Portuguese as Ceylao, and the British as Ceylon. The Island nation has also been referred to as "The Pearl of the Indian Ocean".
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