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Sri Lanka’s importance in the “maritime silk road” is relevant to its geographical position in the indian Ocean. Sri Lanka grows to bear more importance as a focal point amidst modern development in the silk Route Economic belt in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean belt contains 1/3 of the world population, 25% of the land mass and 40% of the world’s oil and gas reserves. It is the entry point to the Asia Pacific region which is the world’s fastest growing region -i.e.Asia. The Silk Road, a trade route originated from China’s Western Han Dynasty and extended across China’s Xinxiang, Central Asia, Africa and Europe, It is a historic route of economic and cultural exchange between the East and West. Sri Lanka’s geographical location in the region combined with its historical involvement in maritime cooperation makes the island a strategic partner in China's Maritime Silk Road. Sri Lanka has a cordial relationship with nearly all South Asian neighbors, It is the only country, apart from Maldives, that does not share land borders with other South Asia countries. Sri Lanka an island in South Asia, situated 50 kms or 31 miles off the Southern tip of India, is separated from India by the Palk Strait. It has been known by a number of names. The Aryan Prince, Vijaya (the first recorded King of Sri Lanka in the ancient Sri Lankan Pali chronicles, with his reign dated 543 BC-505 BC called it Tambapanni, as he saw the soil of the coast to be of a copper colour. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius, the Graeco-Roman mariners called it Taprobane as it was difficult for them to pronaounce Tambapanni. The Geographer, Ptolemy called it Taprobanam in his 2nd century AD Map

Sri Lanka’s importance in the “maritime silk road” is relevant to its geographical position in the indian Ocean. Sri Lanka grows to bear more importance as a focal point amidst modern development in the silk Route Economic belt in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean belt contains 1/3 of the world population, 25% of the land mass and 40% of the world’s oil and gas reserves. It is the entry point to the Asia Pacific region which is the world’s fastest growing region -i.e.Asia. The Silk Road, a trade route originated from China’s Western Han Dynasty and extended across China’s Xinxiang, Central Asia, Africa and Europe, It is a historic route of economic and cultural exchange between the East and West. Sri Lanka’s geographical location in the region combined with its historical involvement in maritime cooperation makes the island a strategic partner in China's Maritime Silk Road. Sri Lanka has a cordial relationship with nearly all South Asian neighbors, It is the only country, apart from Maldives, that does not share land borders with other South Asia countries. Sri Lanka an island in South Asia, situated 50 kms or 31 miles off the Southern tip of India, is separated from India by the Palk Strait. It has been known by a number of names. The Aryan Prince, Vijaya (the first recorded King of Sri Lanka in the ancient Sri Lankan Pali chronicles, with his reign dated 543 BC-505 BC called it Tambapanni, as he saw the soil of the coast to be of a copper colour. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius, the Graeco-Roman mariners called it Taprobane as it was difficult for them to pronaounce Tambapanni. The Geographer, Ptolemy called it Taprobanam in his 2nd century AD Map