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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

ESPNcricinfo.com 
Sri Lanka meanwhile, can probably reflect that ODIs have been their weakest suit. Save for series against West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe - all of whom have failed to qualify for this year's Champions Trophy - Sri Lanka have lost bilateral series ... See more..
The Star Democrat 
She has created a website called Movement to Remember: Collecting Orthopedic Aids — Sri Lanka 2017, which lists the items she hopes the community will contribute. When she's not working on her charity project, Natasha is co-president of the newly ... See more..
Times Now 
The Sri Lankan government is attempting to “gloss over” the sufferings of Sri Lankan Tamils through this event, fringe groups claimed. See more..
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Financial Times 
Following its Thursday meeting, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka announced this morning it opted to raise rates “in order to contain the build-up of adverse inflation expectations and the possible acceleration of demand side inflationary pressures through ... See more..
Christian Science Monitor 
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war. See more..
Lanka Business Online 
For the first time in the country's history, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will launch a financial reporting quiz with the aim of enhancing the knowledge of aspiring accountants from across the country to ensure the ... See more..
Reuters 
COLOMBO, March 24 Sri Lanka's 2017 economic growth is expected to be between 5 percent and 5.5 percent compared with last year's 4.4 percent, a central bank official said on Friday. "This year, the growth would be about 5-5.5 percent," Chandranath ... See more..
Colombo Page 
Mar 24, Colombo: The European Union and Sri Lanka have a partnership of more than 40 years - a partnership that the EU continues to develop and strengthen, the EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Tung Lai Margue said in a message issued to ... See more..
Financial Express 
Rajinikanth's Sri Lanka visit sparks uproar; calls made for superstar to cancel trip. Superstar Rajinikanth whose reel life is full of magical thrills and spills action but real life image is devoid of controversy (mostly), is increasingly finding it ... See more..
Radio Pakistan (press release) 
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan is an attractive destination for foreign investors. He was talking to President Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association Iftikhar Aziz in Islamabad on Friday. The Prime Minister said the ... 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