Why Sri Lanka
Southern India meets Buddhist Asia; Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, and constitutes a population of 21 million over a total land area of 25,000 square miles. With a per capita income of USD 2922 and an average growth rate in GDP of 8%, Sri Lanka is termed as a middle income developing country.
Education in Sri Lanka is a fundamental right emphasized by the Constitution of Sri Lanka and it plays a major part in the lives and culture of Sri Lankans and dates back to 543 BC. In 2015, the adult literacy rate of Sri Lanka’s population was 92.63%, which is above average by world and regional standards.
Sri Lanka has had a long history of international engagement, as a founding member of the South Asian Association in Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77 and the Non-Aligned Movement. Apart from Maldives, Sri Lanka is one of the countries to be rated high on the Human Development Index.