Ceylon Island (セイロン島 , Seiron Shima) is a territory formerly known as Sri Lanka in the anime, Mobile suit Gundam 00. Sri Lanka was a place of conflict between two ethnic groups, the Sinhalese and Tamils, which had been going on for centuries. Around 10 years before A.D. 2307 (anime), the HRL intervened in the conflict by supporting the Tamil minority in pretense of ultimately ending the conflict in the region. However, the HRL's true purpose for its intervention was to keep the solar energy flowing under the sea of eastern Ceylon, where the Tamils had the stronghold. The on-going fighting eventually destroyed the Sri-Lankan government and plunged the territory into anarchy. The ethnic conflict between the two groups still continued in A.D. 2307.