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Location Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (UK: , US: (listen); Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, romanized: Śrī Laṅkā (IPA: [ʃriː laŋkaː]); Tamil: இலங்கை, romanized: Ilaṅkai (IPA: [ilaŋɡaj])), formerly known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka shares a maritime border with India and the Maldives. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Colombo is its largest city and financial centre.

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2022

  • “We build the road, and the road builds us.” What Sarvodaya, a SriLankan 'no-poverty, no-affluence' movement, can teach the rest of us, The Daily Alternative (Jun 17, 2022)

2016

Mangroves and incomes flourish as Sri Lanka's women promote conservation – in pictures, Jul 26 [1]

2015

Sri Lanka first nation to protect all mangrove forests, May 12 [2]

2011

Sri Lanka commissioning its first solar power plant which can generate 500kw of electricity, [3] August 26

2010

2010 SEED Award Winners: The "Rural Enterprise Network (REN)" aims at linking small-scale farmers to input-output markets through improved product quality, access to market information and the establishment of a common brand. By organizing producers in a network of organic agro- and food processing enterprises, the farmers will benefit from joint marketing services. [4] November 3

2009

2009 SEED Award Winners: "Solar energy, education & fishing". National and international NGOs, with the cooperation of public authorities, are working to expand the use of an alternative lighting system in rural villages, through the replacement of kerosene lamps with solar panels. [5] May 12


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Wikipedia: Sri Lanka


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Authors Phil Green
Published 2014
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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