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This chapter investigates suicide in Sri Lanka. The countryÕs history & culture are described. Suicide is analysed for prevalence, method, urban-rural differences, marital status, employment / social status & predisposing factors. Ethnic group & representation of youth in suicide populations are also discussed. Implications for suicide prevention in Sri Lanka are presented. (19 refs) (SC)