Sri Lanka 

Sri Lanka is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean in South Asia. It is a republic and a unitary state governed by a presidential system.

The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperature ranges from 17°C in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33°C in other low-altitude areas.

Education in Sri Lanka has a long history which dates back two millennia and the constitution of Sri Lanka lists education as a fundamental right. The Sri Lanka's population has a literacy rate of 92%, the highest literacy rate in South Asia and one of the highest literacy rates in Asia overall.

Sri Lanka’s geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. Sri Lanka has mostly had strong growth rates in recent years. In GDP per capita terms, it is ahead of other countries in the South Asian region.

Sri Lanka's documented history spans three thousand years. It is a diverse country home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. According to Islamic folklore, Adam and Eve were offered refuge there after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. While the national sport in Sri Lanka is volleyball the most popular sport in the country is cricket. *

In June 2010 Cardiff Metropolitan University entered into a partnership with the International College of Business and Technology Ltd, Sri Lanka. This partnership offers staff and students the opportunity to undertake outward mobility to ICBT in areas including Software Development, Business and Management Studies. For information about outward mobility to Sri Lanka, please contact

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* Source: Wikipedia