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WorldView - Asia

Sri Lanka

US Dept of State - Sri Lanka

"Sri Lanka is a lower-middle income developing nation with a gross domestic product of about $41 billion (official exchange rate). This translates into a per capita income of $4,500 (purchasing power parity). Sri Lanka's 91% literacy rate in local languages and life expectancy of 75 years rank well above those of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan." more...

Global Edge

"The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C. probably from northern India." more...

CIA World Factbook

"In 1977, Colombo abandoned statist- and import substitution-policies for more market- and export-oriented policies, including encouragement of foreign investment. Sri Lanka suffered through a brutal civil war from 1983 to 2009. Despite the war, Sri Lanka saw GDP growth average nearly 5% in the last 10 years." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Sri Lanka is a presidential parliamentary democracy with a developing economy. Civil war and terrorism had seriously disrupted the country since 1983. However, on May 19, 2009, the Sri Lankan government declared victory after more than 26 years of civil conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), an armed separatist group, which remains on the U.S. list of designated terrorist organizations." more...

Languages of Sri Lanka

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Sri Lanka - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...