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About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka District Map

 

From time immemorial, Sri Lanka has captivated travellers from all over the world with its natural beauty and its rich, diverse culture. The island, covering an area of 65,610 square km, is located off the Southern tip ofIndia. For many centuries, Sri Lanka’s ideal location has made it a popular port of call for traders and travellers from all over the world. It’s just a three and a half hour flight from all the main cities in the Gulf Region and South East Asia and halfway on the major trade route between Europe and the Far East.

From the golden beaches of Sri Lanka’s southern coast to the mist-filled hill country, the ruins of the cultural triangle, the virgin rainforests, and the lush green paddy fields, Sri Lanka offers an absolute plethora of sites and unique experiences that have truly made it a paradise isle. 

For the leisure traveller, it’s the hospitality of the Sri Lankan people that makes travelling to Sri Lanka truly worthwhile. For the business traveller, the main concern is the highly industrial and literate people engaged in various skilled trades in light industrial projects. 

Why Choose Skilled Migrants from Sri Lanka?

Traditional Skills
Ruins of Stupas, Dagobas, Monasteries, Palaces, Irrigation Schemes (Tanks) etc. stand testimony to the ingenuity, resourcefulness and engineering skills of ancient Sri Lanka. These skills passed down from generation to generation have been sharpened by the addition of modern technology. 

High Literacy Levels
Sri Lanka has a large output of skilled and trained manpower with secondary (13 years) and tertiary level education. A network of hundreds of A-Grade schools and Universities maintains a high standard of education. The 92% literacy rate is one of the highest in Asia. 

Aptitudes for Quick Learning and Easy Adaptability
Sri Lankans are by nature intelligent, industrious and hard working and have the ability to adapt themselves easily to new job placements and are quick to grasp any job requirements, which keep foreign recruitment agencies satisfied. Warm hospitable and generous by nature, Sri Lankan employees become quickly acclimatised and oriented in foreign locations. They find it easy to find job satisfaction and contentment, so essential for good and successful employer-employee relationships. They cherish and maintain strong family links and prefer to return home at the end of the period of contract.

 

 

 

General Facts About Sri Lanka 

Capital
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Commercial Capital
Colombo

Currency
Sri Lankan Rupee

Government
Legislative power is exercised by the Parliament, elected by a universal franchise on proportional representation. The President, who is also popularly elected, exercises executive powers inclusive of defence.Sri Lanka enjoys a multiparty system and elects a new government every six years.

National Flag
Sri Lanka
’s national flag features a lion in gold bearing a sword in its right paw on a red background with a yellow border. Four ‘Bo’ leaves are at the four corners pointing inwards. Two vertical bands of green and orange at the mast end represent the minority ethnic groups. It is an adaptation of the standard of the last King of Sri Lanka.

Population
19 million

Life Expectancy at Birth
74 female, 64 male

Literacy Rate
91.8%

Languages
Sinhala and Tamil. English is also widely spoken in Sri Lanka except in remote villages.

Ethnic Mix
Sinhalese - 74%; Tamil - 18%; Muslim - 7%; Burgher (descendants of Dutch and Portuguese colonists) and others - 1%

Religion
Buddhism - 70%; Hinduism - 16%; Christianity - 7%; Islam - 7%

Climate
Lowlands - tropical, average temperature 27C

Central Hills - cooler, with temperatures dropping to 14C. The southwest monsoon brings rain to the western, southern, and central regions from May to July while the north-eastern monsoon occurs in the north and east in December and January.

Industries
Processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, and other agricultural commodities; clothing, cement, petroleum refining, textiles, tobacco.

Agricultural Products
Rice, sugar cane, grains, pulses, oilseed, roots, spices, tea, rubber, coconut; milk, eggs, hides, meat.



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