A beautiful and diverse island nation in South Asia, Sri Lanka is one of the up and coming countries in the region.
This large island off the coast of India is often known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, due to its stunning beauty and diverse wildlife. Serviced apartments in Sri Lanka provide ideal serviced accommodation in the heart of this vibrant country. Although much of Sri Lanka’s industry is in the production of several goods, including Ceylon tea, coffee and rubber, there is an emerging technology industry. Tourism is on the increase as well, since the nearly 30-year civil war ended decisively in 2009, opening Sri Lanka’s abundant historic sites, such as the ancient Sacred City of Anuradhapura, established in the 3rd century B.C., then lost to the jungle for a thousand years, before being discovered again.
The business traveller will find Sri Lanka an ethnically diverse country, with a mix of cultures, and it is also very engaged internationally, as a member of the United Nations and several other international organisations. Although a developing nation, Sri Lanka ranks highly in terms of human development, with high literacy and a fast-expanding computer literate population.