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map of Sri Lanka 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country name:

conventional long form: Democratic

Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
conventional short form: Sri Lanka
former: Serendib, Ceylon
 

 

Capital:

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (official).

Population: 115,826 (census 2001).

Colombo (commercial). Population:

2.4 million (official estimate 2006).

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is only 10km

 (6 miles) from Colombo.
 

 

Location:

Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean,

south of India

 

Area:

65,525 sq km (25,299 sq miles).
 

Description:
Sri Lanka is an island off the southeast coast of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is separated from India by the Indian Ocean, in which lies the chain of islands called Adam’s Bridge. Sri Lanka has an irregular surface with low-lying coastal plains running inland from the northern and eastern shores. The central and southern areas slope into hills and mountains. The highest peak is Pidurutalagala (2,524m/8,281ft).
 

 

Population:

20.9 million (CIA estimate 2007).

 

Languages:

Sinhala, Tamil and English.
 

Climate:
Tropical climate. Upland areas are cooler and more temperate, and coastal areas are cooled by sea breezes. There are two monsoons, which occur May to July and December to January

Economy - overview:
Although some parts of the economy have suffered severe dislocation as a result of the tsunami and civil war, especially the tourist industry, it has performed reasonably well over recent years. This was reflected in the GDP growth rate of 7.4% in 2006. Unemployment was also estimated to be 7.6% in 2006, but inflation reached 13.7%.
Agriculture (including tea, rubber, coconuts) sustains about one-third of the working population and contributes around a fifth of GDP. Forestry and fishing are also important.
The main industrial sectors are mining (gemstones and graphite particularly), and manufacturing (especially cement and textiles). Hydroelectricity is the main source of power, supplemented by imported oil.
In the service sector, tourism has been stunted by the civil war, but banking and insurance have both been performing well. The government is now consolidating its progress with market-oriented policies by implementing further deregulation, fiscal reform and privatisation
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/260/business/Indian-Subcontinent/Sri-Lanka.html



Economy:

Although some parts of the economy have suffered severe dislocation as a result of the tsunami and civil war, especially the tourist industry, it has performed reasonably well over recent years. This was reflected in the GDP growth rate of 7.4% in 2006. Unemployment was also estimated to be 7.6% in 2006, but inflation reached 13.7%.
Agriculture (including tea, rubber, coconuts) sustains about one-third of the working population and contributes around a fifth of GDP. Forestry and fishing are also important.
The main industrial sectors are mining (gemstones and graphite particularly), and manufacturing (especially cement and textiles). Hydroelectricity is the main source of power, supplemented by imported oil.
In the service sector, tourism has been stunted by the civil war, but banking and insurance have both been performing well. The government is now consolidating its progress with market-oriented policies by implementing further deregulation, fiscal reform and privatisation
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/260/business/Indian-Subcontinent/Sri-Lanka.html


Industries:

rubber processing, tea, coconuts, and other agricultural commodities; clothing, cement, petroleum refining, textiles, tobacco

 

Exports:
Textiles and clothing, tea, spices, precious stones and coconut products.
Main trade partners: India, USA, UK, China (PR) and Singapore.

Imports:
Textile fabrics, mineral products, petroleum, food, machinery and transportation equipment.

Exchange rates:
Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR; symbol Rp) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of Rp2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Rp10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents. There are also large numbers of commemorative coins in circulation
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/260/money/Indian-Subcontinent/Sri-Lanka.html


GDP :
US$27.4 billion (2006).

 

 

Useful links:

 

 

Ministries & Organization

Department of Archaeology
Department of Census & Statistics
Ministry of Culture and the Arts
Department of Elections
Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.
Arthur C. Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies
Atomic Energy Authority
Attorney General's Department
Bank of Ceylon
Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI)
Bureau of Foreign Employment
Invest in Serilanka
Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Central Cultural Fund
Ceylon Electricity Board
Ceylon Hotels Corporation
Clothing Industry Training Institute
Coast Conservation Department
Coconut Development Authority
Colombo International School
Computer & Information Technology Council of Sri Lanka (CINTEC)
Co-operative Wholesale Establishment (CWE)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Examinations
Department of External Resources
Department of Fiscal Policy & Economic Affairs
Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Department of Immigration & Emigration
Department of Information
Department of Inland Revenue
Department of Labour
Department of Meteorology
Department of National Archives
Department of National Budget 
Department of National Museums
Department of Posts
Department of Public finance  Enterprises
Department of Registrar of Companies
Department of State Accounts
Department of Wildlife Conservation
Development Lotteries Board
Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka
Employees Trust Fund (ETF)
Energy Supply Committee 
Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB)
Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute
Independent Television Network Ltd. (ITN)
Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement
Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)
Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)
Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS)
Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
JobsNet - Sri Lanka
Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO)

Lanka General Trading Company

Ministry of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Constitutional Affairs
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Economic Reform, Science and Technology
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy & Investment Promotion
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Welfare
Ministry of Highways
Ministry of Plantation Infrastructure
Ministry of Industries
Ministry of Justice, Law Reform and National Integration
Ministry of Plantation Industries
Ministry of Public Administration, Management & Reforms
Ministry of Traditional Industries and small enterprises development
Ministry of Social Services
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Women's Affairs
National Child Protection Authority (NCPA)
Ministry of Technology and Research
Department of agriculture
National Institute of Business Management (NIBM)
National Library Services Board
National Productivity Policy Portal
National Savings Bank (NSB)
National Science Foundation
National Science & Technology Commission
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
National Youth Services Council
National Zoological Gardens
North Western (Wayamba) Provincial Council
Official Legal Information Network of Sri Lanka (Lawnet)
Operation 100-Days
Peace in Sri Lanka
People's Bank
Parliament of Sri Lanka
Planetarium
Police
Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) – University of Sri Jayewardenapura
Postgraduate Institute of Science - University of Peradeniya
President of Sri Lanka
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Public Enterprise Reform Commission
Public Performance Board
Public Procurement Bureau - Department of Public Finance
Rana Viru Seva Authority (Welfare of Servicemen)
Rana Viru Remembrance Park
Real Estate Exchange (Pvt) Ltd.
Regaining Sri Lanka
Resettlement and Rehabilitation Authority of the North (RRAN)
Rice Research & Development Institute
Rubber Research Institute
Science & Technology Human Resources Development Project
Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process
Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
Small and Medium Enterprise Developers
Sri Lanka Army
Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation
Sri Lanka Convention Bureau
Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy
Sri Lanka Domain Registry
Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corporation
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB)
Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board (Laksala)
Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA)
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd.
Sri Lanka Inventors’ Commission
Sri Lanka Ports Authority (Colombo Port)
Sri Lanka Rice Research Institute
Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (National Television)
Sri Lanka Standards Institution
Sri Lanka Tea Board
Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute
Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd.
Sri Lanka Television Training Institute
Sri Lanka Tourist Board
Sri Lanka Trade
Sri Lankan Airlines Ltd.
Sri Lankan Cargo Ltd.
State Mortgage and Investment Bank
State Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Sustainable Townships Programme (STP) - 'Thirasara Puravara'
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC)
Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC)
Textile Training and Services Centre
Tharuna Aruna Programme
The National Institute of Education
The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL)

The Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA) - University of Peradeniya

Tower Hall Theatre Foundation
Treasury Secretariat 
University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka
University of Colombo
University of Kelaniya

 University of Moratuwa

University of Peradeniya
University of Ruhuna
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Urban Development Authority (UDA)

 

 

Trade Associations & Chamber of Commerce
National Chamber of Commerce
National Apparel Exporters Association
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
 
 

 

 

Economy and Industry

Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL)
SRI LANKA BUSINESS DIRECTORY
National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Export Development Board
Sri Lanka Trade Information Network
Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Colombo Stock Exchange
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB)
Department of Census & Statistics
Sri Lanka Tea Board
Sri Lanka Standards Institution

 

 

 

 

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