Sri Lanka questions This is a list of recently added questions about Sri Lanka. Which country was formerly named Ceylon?Sri Lanka. The name “Ceylon” was given to the island by the Portuguese explorers in 1505. Later it was used by the British as a name of the colony. In 1948, the country gained independence, and changed its name to Sri Lanka (coming from local Sinhalese language) in 1972.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 74% IndonesiaIndonesia669Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea430Sri LankaSri Lanka4278BangladeshBangladesh383historical names riddles » In what ocean is Sri Lanka?Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is a large island and a country in the Indian Ocean. The Palk Strait which separates Sri Lanka from India is very shallow and non-navigable. According to Hindu legends, it was passable on foot up to 1480 AD.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 77% Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean1223Indian OceanIndian Ocean10842Arctic OceanArctic Ocean272Pacific OceanPacific Ocean1738Indian Ocean riddles » What is the dominant religion in Sri Lanka?Buddhism. Sri Lanka has the longest continuous history of Buddhism of any predominately Buddhist nation (about 70% of the population are Buddhists). Buddhism is given special recognition in the Constitution which requires Sri Lankan to "protect and foster the Buddha Sasana"Created by: globalquiz.orghard 56% christianitychristianity2269islamislam3766folk religionfolk religion1481buddhismbuddhism9595geography of Asia riddles » Where can you find stilt fishermen?In Sri Lanka. Stilt fishing is a method of fishing that is uniquely Sri Lankan. The fishermen hold the stilt by one hand while seated and fish, with rod and line, in the other hand. The history of stilt fishing is not clear though it is believed to have started shortly after World War II. Created by: Bob Stanleyhard 54% in Tanzaniain Tanzania1201in Thailandin Thailand2755in Sri Lankain Sri Lanka7135in Malaysiain Malaysia2055fishing riddles » Which country used to be called Ceylon?Sri Lanka. Arabs referred to it as Serendib, which is the origin of the word "serendipity", from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of".Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 63% IndiaIndia2910BangladeshBangladesh1609MyanmarMyanmar1760Sri LankaSri Lanka11105country names riddles » Play Asia quiz and see all the questions.