Images of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is tear-shaped island nation situated just off the southeast coast of India. It's a country of diverse natural beauty including lovely rolling hills covered in tea plantations, vast plains, hundreds of miles of coastline with beaches, and lush forests. The cultural landscape is equally diverse with Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist communities, historic colonial towns left over from the British occupation and the modern capital city of Colombo.

This photo gallery presents a selection of photos of life and nature around Sri Lanka's hill district and southern coastal region.