Sri Lanka facts Selected as the most interesting among Asia related questions in Asia quiz 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 Stanleyfishing facts » 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.orgcountry names facts » 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.orgIndian Ocean facts » 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.orghistorical names facts » 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.orggeography of Asia facts » Play Asia quiz and see all the questions.