Welcome to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from peninsular India by the Palk Strait. It is located between latitudes 5°55′ and 9°51′ N and longitudes 79°41′ and 81°53′ E and has a maximum length of 268 miles (432 km) and a maximum width of 139 miles (224 km).
Proximity to the Indian subcontinent has facilitated close cultural interaction between Sri Lanka and India as well as influence from other Asian civilizations.
The city of Colombo is the financial and cultural centre of Sri Lanka and has a population of 752,993 residents. Colombo was also the legislative capital of Sri Lanka until 1982 when this function was transferred to nearby Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Education in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s constitution f provides free education as a fundamental right. It’s population had an adult literacy rate of 96.3% in 2015, with Computer literacy in 2017 28.3% and phone users in 2017 105%, website users 32% in 2017. These figures are higher than anywhere else in Asia, and is especially high for a developing country. The enrolment rate in public primary schools reached 99% in 2011, which also highlights the success of the Sri Lankan promotion of education.
Education plays a major part in the life and culture of the country. It is regulated by the government, or more precisely specific ministries within the government, and all levels of education are offered free of charge. Primary and Secondary schools are regulated by the National Ministry of Education. The Universities are overseen by the Ministry of Higher Education.
The country is a member of the Commonwealth and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Sri Lanka is densely populated. The majority of its people are poor, live in rural areas, and depend on agriculture for their livelihood.
GCLC Partner in Srilanka
Global Education Platform