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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

National Post 
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo, Sri Lankan cricket team coach Graham Ford watches his team members during a practice session prior to their test cricket match against Bangladesh in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket announced on ... See more..
SBS 
A five-wicket haul for medium pacer Holly Huddleston and a Suzie Bates century have secured the White Ferns a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their opening match at the women's Cricket World Cup in England. Sri Lanka constructed a solid start after ... See more..
Fox Sports 
NEW Zealand and Sri Lanka kick off their World Cup campaigns in Bristol at 7:30pm AEST. Watch the match live in the stream below. LIVE stream the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup on FOX SPORTS. Get a free 2-week Foxtel Now trial now & stream LIVE ... See more..
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ABC News 
State hospitals in Sri Lanka were paralyzed Friday as doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation. The strike affected thousands of people as ... See more..
Amnesty International 
Amnesty International calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. “The people of Sri Lanka ... See more..
CNN 
(CNN) — One of the hottest destinations in Asia right now, Sri Lanka continues to make it onto an increasing number of international travelers' itineraries. But to make the most of it, you're going to have to let things go a little bit south. From ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga is being investigated by Sri Lanka's cricket board after comparing the country's sports minister to a monkey. Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara told Sri Lanka's players they were too fat after they failed to reach the ... See more..
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka 
The embassy was responding to last week's Sunday Times story headlined “Qatar crisis: Lanka unlikely to be affected.”It also said the current diplomatic rift would not affect Qatar's economic and trade relations with Sri Lanka and other friendly nations. See more..
Hindustan Times 
The fishermen from Nagapattinam were fishing near Paruthithurai, when the Sri Lankan naval personnel came and took them to Kangesanthurai port, they said. The joint director of the fisheries department in Nagapattinam district, Amala Xavier, said the ... See more..
UN News Centre 
Having lost their crops to drought and floods, Sri Lanka's most vulnerable groups are struggling to earn an income, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Following the bad harvests, many, 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