|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Population||Approximately 21 million|
|Average temperature||27° - 31°C (81° - 88°F)|
|Currency||Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)|
|Languages spoken||Sinhalese, Tamil and English|
Race course in Nuwara Eliya is the last remaining race course in Sri Lanka after horse racing ban in 1956 until it was re-established in 1981. First contested in 1833, five horse racing meets are held in Nuwara Eliya annually, around the Sinhalese New Year in April.