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Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka

Only When In The Sun Do You Miss The Shade.



Population: 21,283,913 (2011)
Land Area: 65,610 sq km
Natural Resources: Limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, clay, hydropower
Capital: Colombo
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005)
Languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Major Religions: Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, Unspecified 10%
Major Ethnicities: Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, Other 0.5%, Unspecified 10%
Life Expectancy: 75.73 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 49.68 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 106.5 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 5,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 9.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 12.6%, Industry 29.8%, Services 57.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 32.7%, Industry 26.3%, Services 41% (2008)
Industries: Processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco, agricultural commodities, telecommunications, insurance, banking, clothing, textiles, cement, petroleum refining
Agriculture Products: Rice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef; fish
Human Development Index: 0.691 (97th)
Tourism Revenue: 808 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (2010)

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Army Size: 111 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Sri Lanka is located in South Asia. It's nearest neighbour is India. Sri Lanka's economy had been growing steadily until the 2004 tsunami and the resurgence of violence with the Tamil Tigers. Since these events tourism and foreign investments levels have declined considerably. Agriculture remains a very important sector, the most important crop is tea.

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CIA World Factbook: Sri Lanka
Wikipedia: Sri Lanka

Updated on: December 30, 2011