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Some environmental issues that face Sri Lanka are freshwater pollution, deforestation, wildlife poaching, and soil erosion.1 Climate change has increased the amount of extreme weather events like droughts and flooding. The majority of the country’s citizens live in low-lying coastal areas, which are the regions most affected by flooding and natural disasters.2 A lack of effective environmental policies coupled with land degradation creates a need for more action to preserve the environment.3

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1 http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/07/08/environmental-protection-and-sustainable-development-in-sri-lanka/
2 http://www.ft.lk/2014/04/18/policy-challenges-in-climate-adaptation-in-sri-lanka-identifying-major-gaps/
3 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265453638_Sri_Lanka's_Environmental_Challenges
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ESPNcricinfo.com 
There would otherwise have been much soul-searching about relevance of ODI cricket these days, and whether series such as the ongoing one between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the UAE was the best exposition for the format. Anyone making that case ... See more..
BBC News 
A 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka left at least 100,000 people dead on both sides of the conflict. In 1987, India sent a peacekeeping force, but it ended up getting drawn into the fighting. Thirty years on, BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare revisits the former ... See more..
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The Suryabala Sangramaya Programme aims to bring solar power to households, religious places, hotels, commercial establishments and industries across Sri Lanka. It is being implemented by the ministry, CEB and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority ... See more..
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Lebanese photographer Omar Reda travels the world meeting indigenous tribes, eager to learn about their cultures and way of life. His latest trip took him to Sri Lanka, where he spent some time getting to know the Vedda people. For Omar, these ... See more..
Daily Mirror 
MullenLowe Sri Lanka has once again taken home the Gold Award in the Foods category at the recently concluded 2016 Effie Awards for their innovative and inspired work on Marmite's “Mealtime Magic” campaign. The ceremony, which was held at the ... See more..
Daily Mirror 
Hon. Minister Chandima Weerakkody, Minister for Skills and Vocational Training. Bryce Hutchesson, Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Peter Coleman, Trade Commissioner, Austrade. The Australia Future Unlimited: Education Seminar (AFUES) an ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
TRELAWNY, Jamaica – Sri Lanka A, having chosen to bat, were 55-2 after 15 overs against West Indies A on day one of the second four-day 'Test' at the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium here. Captain of Sri Lanka A, Dhananjaya de Silva (33) and Charith ... See more..
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According to the update, adverse geo-political conditions in the Middle East has continued to have a negative impact on overseas worker remittances. CBSL says that remittances from migrant Sri Lankan workers declined by 10% to $556.6 million in August ... See more..
Daily Mirror 
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today, Anika Wijesuriya, a key witness in the Bond investigation had left the country due to death threats though the government said it had enabled an environment where anyone could criticize anyone without ... See more..
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Batsman Britney Cooper has been recalled to West Indies women's squad for the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka women, which starts from October ... 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