Sri Lanka

Government, Economy, Culture, and Geography

Economy

The GDP is $6,100 (2012 est.), country comparison to the world: 142, $5,800 (2011 est.), $5,400 (2010 est.). The agriculture products are rice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, vegetables, fruit, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef; fish. There are many industries and here are some of them; processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles. Partnership plays a big roll in imports here are some partnerships; India 25.6%, China 15.9%, Singapore 7.1%, Iran 6.2%, Japan 5%. Partners are also a big part in export also here are some export partnerships; US 19.8%, UK 9.2%, India 6.5%, Italy 5%, Germany 5%, Belgium 4.4%. The name of currency is Rupee.

Government

Sri Lanka is a republican goverenment. The leaders in the executive branch are President Mahinda Percy RAJAPAKSA (since 19 November 2005); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government. Dissanayake Mudiyanselage JAYARATNE holds the largely ceremonial title of prime minister (since 21 April 2010)head of government: President Mahinda Percy RAJAPAKSA (since 19 November 2005) cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister. The leaders of the judicial branch are supreme court.

Geography

There are different landforms in Sri Lanka such as; mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interioras. Some natural resources are; limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, clay, hydropower. Some natural disasters are occasional cyclones and tornadoes.

Culture

The nationality is Sri Lankan. Some of the ethnic groups in Sri Lanka are Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%, unspecified 10%. There are many languages spoken in Sri Lanka here are some of them; Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%. There are differenet religions in Sri Lanka such as; Buddhist (official) 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10%.

Resources

The resource that I used is the CIA WORLD FACTBOOK and google images.