As he tried to move toward the cockpit, passengers grabbed him and tied him up while the flight returned to Melbourne.
The island's history of immigration, trade, and colonial invasion has led to the formation of a variety of ethnic groups, each with its own language and religious traditions.
Besides the majority Sinhala Buddhists, the nation also includes Sri Lankan Tamils, Tamils of recent Indian origin, Muslims, semitribal Väddas, and Burghers, descendants of intermarriages between Sri Lankans and Europeans.
Prostitution in Sri Lanka is not illegal, but soliciting and running brothels is under the vagrants ordinance and the brothels ordinance.
It is also illegal to procure and traffic persons for prostitution.
In 1972, the national constitution discarded the name Ceylon and adopted the name of Sri Lanka.
In Sinhala, the language of the majority, Sri means "blessed" and Lanka is the name of the island.
Visiting venues like Havelock Road, Liberty Plaza, Kandy (Galkanda Road), Dehiwela will fetch you some fruitful results.
One can find Sri Lankan girls, Russian prostitutes and other working girls operating in and around these places.
Although the members of these groups share many cultural practices, beliefs, and values, ethnic differences have become especially marked since the nation's independence in 1948.
These differences and the exclusive policies of the Sinhala-dominated central government have led to escalating ethnic conflicts, including the current civil war in which Sri Lankan Tamil rebels are fighting for an independent nation in the northern and eastern regions of the island to be called Eelam. Sri Lanka is a small tropical island off the southern tip of India.
But Mr Ashton said there were initial reports about there being possibly more than one offender or device on board.'(I) absolutely understand if you are on a plane in that situation, it could seem like a long wait,' he said.'We have to make sure all possibilities are taken into account, including the possibilities of co-offenders, or, if there was an explosive device, the possibility of there being other explosive devices where the sudden removal of the passengers could cause difficulty.'Formed in 1977 in response terrorist activity, Victoria's Special Operations Group (SOG) were called in amid the terrifying incident.