Sri Lanka Report

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COUNTRY REPORT OF SRI LANKA

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Submitted by-

Group 4

Rajat Khullar- FT-11-1021

Amit Yadav- FT-11-1040

Arshdeep Singh- FT-11-1002

Avijit Srivastava- FT-11-1042

TABLE OF CONTENT

1) OBJECTIVE

2) INTRODUCTION

3) HISTORY

4) DEMOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS

a. People

b. Religion

c. Language

d. Sex Ratio

e. Total Population

f. Age Structure

5) GOVERNMENT

6) MAJOR REVOLUTION OR TRANSFORMATIONS

a. Affects of Civil War with LTTE

7) ECONOMIC ISSUE

a. Economic History

8) FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

9) GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS AND POLICIES

a. Industrial Support

b. Agriculture

i. Tea Industry

ii. Rubber Industry

c. Tourism

10) EXPORT/IMPORT

11) POLICIES OF EXPORT AND IMPORT

a. FTA Agreement

12) ANALYSIS

a. Business Environment

b. U.N. Relation

c. Foreign Relation

d. Fiscal Report

13) CONCLUSION

14) BIBLIOGRAPHY

OBJECTIVE

To understand the growth potential of a country keeping in mind the economic aspects like the monetary and the fiscal policies, business environment, foreign relations, govt. link-ups as well as learning to write a report in formalise manner.

INTRODUCTION

Sri Lanka is a small island situated in the Indian Ocean, at the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. Sri Lanka is separated from the Indian Subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. It has a total area of 65,610 km², with 64,740 km² of land and 870 km² of water. Its coastline is 1,340 km long. Population of Sri Lanka is around 20 million. Rainfall pattern of the country is influenced by Monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Humidity is typically higher in the southwest and mountainous areas and depends on the seasonal patterns of rainfall. [pic]

There are almost 103 rivers flowing in Sri Lanka. Mahaweli River is the longest among the 103 rivers, covering a distance of 335 kilometres. These waterways give rise to 51 natural waterfalls, having a height of 10 meters or more. The highest one is Bambarakanda Falls, with a height of 263 metres (863 ft). Sri Lanka's coastline is 1,585 km long. It claims to an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending 200 nautical miles. This is approximately 6.7 times the country’s land area. The coastline and adjacent waters support highly productive marine ecosystems such as fringing coral reefs, shallow beds of coastal and estuarine sea grass. Sri Lanka inherits 45 estuaries and 40 lagoons too. Country's mangrove ecosystem which spans over 7,000 hectares, played a vital role in buffering the force in the waves of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The island is rich with minerals such as limonite, Feldspar, Graphite, Silica, Kaolin, Mica and Thorium. Existence of Petroleum in the Gulf of Mannar has also been confirmed and extraction attempts are underway.

HISTORY
Indo-Aryan emigration from India in the 5th century B.C. came to form the largest ethnic group on Sri Lanka today, the Sinhalese. Tamils, the second-largest ethnic group on the island, were originally from the Tamil region of India and emigrated between the 3rd century B.C. and A.D. 1200. Until colonial powers controlled Ceylon (the country's name until 1972), Sinhalese and Tamil rulers fought for dominance over the island. The Tamils, primarily Hindus, claimed the northern section of the island and the Sinhalese, who are predominantly Buddhist, controlled the south. In 1505 the Portuguese took possession of a Ceylon until the Dutch India...
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