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Compared to other South Asian countries, Sri Lanka has put forth the greatest effort towards environmental conservation.1 Despite this, there is still very limited government and public commitment of funds.2 Some environmental issues that face Sri Lanka are freshwater pollution, deforestation, wildlife poaching, and soil erosion.3 Climate change has increased the amount of extreme weather events like droughts and flooding.4 The majority of the country?s citizens live in low-lying coastal areas, which are the regions most affected by flooding and environmental change.5

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1 http://www.globalvisionlk.org/publications/Sri%20Lanka%92s_Environmental_Challenges.pdf
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4http://www.ft.lk/2014/04/18/policy-challenges-in-climate-adaptation-in-sri-lanka-identifying-major-gaps/
5 Ibid
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Sri Lanka News

Aljazeera.com 
Over the past few weeks, temperatures across South Asia have steadily built up ahead of the summer rains. There has been much talk of the severe heat and, at times, drought conditions that have accompanied this pre-monsoon heat across India and ... See more..
SkySports 
Sri Lanka Cricket Sunday announced they had hired former South African paceman Allan Donald as temporary bowling coach ahead of the Champions Trophy in England. The 50-year-old will join as "consultant fast bowling coach" for two months in the ... See more..
PetaPixel (blog) 
When, during some pretty extensive research, we came by chance upon a film about Sri Lanka we became quickly intoxicated by the colors, diversity and history of this little Island off the south coast of India and we knew immediately it was a place we ... See more..
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The Indian Express 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would only attend the UN 'Vesak Day' celebrations and no bilateral agreements will be signed during his visit to Sri Lanka next week, Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said. “No agreements will be signed during ... See more..
Xinhua 
COLOMBO, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested 32 Myanmar nationals who were suspected to have fled from India by boat. Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Chandima Walakuluge told Xinhua that the Myanmar nationals were ... See more..
EconomyNext 
ECONOMYNEXT - India and Japan will build a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, a 500 MegaWatt power plant and a gas distribution pipeline in Sri ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Sri Lanka's coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island's territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an official said. The dhow operated by two Indians had entered ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Japan donated a fully equipped ambulance to Sri Lanka Air Force to use for urgent medical requirements and disaster relief in the country on 28th April at the Air Force Headquarters. Delegates representing the people of Japan officially handed over the ... See more..
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka 
This initiative is mainly aimed at extending Bavarian assistance and expertise to mentor and boost Sri Lanka's small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), Hans Hammer, the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Bavaria revealed in an interview with Business ... See more..
Colombo Page 
Apr 30, Colombo: The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce presenting Sri Lanka as the emerging preferred destination for investments in Asia will kick off the 'Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017' on May 30 in Colombo. According to the organizer, ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Area

Total 65,610 sq km
Land 64,630 sq km
Water 980 sq km

Climate

tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October)
Natural Resources

limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, clay, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

occasional cyclones and tornadoes
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; wildlife populations threatened by poaching and urbanization; coastal degradation from mining activities and increased pollution; freshwater resources being polluted by industrial wastes and sewage runoff; waste disposal; air pollution in Colombo

Demographics

Nationality
Sri Lankan
Population
21,675,648 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Sri Lanka continues to experience strong economic growth following the end of the 26-year conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The government has been pursuing large-scale reconstruction and development projects in its efforts to spur growth in war-torn and disadvantaged areas, develop small and medium enterprises and increase agricultural productivity. The government's high debt payments and bloated civil service have contributed to historically high budget deficits, but fiscal consolidation efforts and strong GDP growth in recent years have helped bring down the government's fiscal deficit. However, low tax revenues are a major concern. The 2008-09 global financial ...See More crisis and recession exposed Sri Lanka''s economic vulnerabilities and nearly caused a balance of payments crisis. Growth slowed to 3.5% in 2009. Economic activity rebounded with the end of the war and an IMF agreement, resulting in two straight years of 8% growth in 2010-11. Growth moderated to about 6% in 2012. Agriculture slowed due to a drought and weak global demand affected exports and trade. In early 2012, Sri Lanka floated the rupee, resulting in a sharp depreciation, and took steps to curb imports. A large trade deficit remains a concern. Strong remittances from Sri Lankan workers abroad have helped to offset the trade deficit. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$128.4 billion (2012 est.); $120.6 billion (2011 est.); $111.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 22.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 25.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, vegetables, fruit, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef; fish
Industries

processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction