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Sri Lankan Government Information
- Government of Sri Lanka Official Web Portal
Links to the various offices, departments and agencies of the government of Sri Lanka. Also provides information on Sri Lanka's citizens, business, travel & tourism, news & media, and national security & safety.
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- Australian Government - Sri Lanka
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- BBC News Profile - Sri Lanka
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- CIA World Factbook - Sri Lanka
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
- FAO and Sri Lanka
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
- Human Development Report on Sri Lanka
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme. Country factsheet is also available.
- Human Rights Watch - Sri Lanka
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- IAEA - Sri Lanka
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- IEA - Sri Lanka
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
- IMF - Sri Lanka
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
- India Foreign Relations Brief - Sri Lanka
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.
- ITC - Sri Lanka
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
- Library of Congress - Sri Lanka
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- OHCHR - Sri Lanka
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
- UNEP - Sri Lanka
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Sri Lanka
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Sri Lanka
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Education Worldwide - Sri Lanka
Education statistics, publications, plans, ministries, and news for Member States.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Sri Lanka
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office New Delhi
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Sri Lanka
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
- UNFPA Country Profile - Sri Lanka
"The United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect."
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Sri Lanka
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Sri Lanka
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Sri Lanka
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Sri Lanka
"Statistics database contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world."
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Sri Lanka
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Sri Lanka.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Sri Lanka
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
- U.S. Department of Energy - South Asia
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
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Articles and Databases
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
Enter "Sri Lanka" as the search term.
- Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
- CRS Reports - LexisNexis Congressional CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Sri Lanka" as the search term.
- Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Sri Lanka.
- Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. The site also includes databases that focus on individual topics.
- Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Sri Lanka" as the search term.
- Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
- LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
- Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.
- United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)
"UNCDB provides selected series from numerous specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas."
- WDI Online CU
World Development Indicators (WDI) online
contains statistical data on the global economy from the
- Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents. The WITS database coverage is currently from 1/1/2004 to 6/30/2007 and is updated quarterly.
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- Asian Development Bank - Sri Lanka
Projects, publications, and news about Sri Lanka and the ADB.
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) promotes economic and technical development of its member states in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
- Commonwealth of Nations - Sri Lanka
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."
- Delegation of the European Commission to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
- Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Sri Lanka in the United States.
- Embassy of the United States in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Sri Lanka and Maldives.
- EU's Relations with Sri Lanka
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Sri Lanka.
- Group of 15
The G-15, a summit level group of developing countries, facilitates national efforts for development and economic progress of member states. There are 18 member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
- G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Sri Lanka), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
- Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
- ReliefWeb - Sri Lanka
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
- OCHA - Sri Lanka
"OCHA-Sri Lanka is responsible for monitoring relief needs and providing humanitarian support services to the UN Country Team (UNCT) reporting directly to the Humanitarian Coordinator and through the Resident Coordinator to the Heads of UN-Agencies."
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) promotes economic and social development in member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
- UNHCR - Sri Lanka
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
- United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Sri Lanka
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
- United Nations in Sri Lanka
UN Country Team in Sri Lanka.
- USAID - Sri Lanka
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
- U.S. Department of State - Sri Lanka
U.S.-Sri Lanka relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
- World Bank - Sri Lanka
World Bank data, projects, and research in Sri Lanka.
- World Food Program - Sri Lanka
The World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
- World Trade Organization - Sri Lanka
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
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- UNAIDS - Sri Lanka
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
- WHO - Sri Lanka
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Sri Lanka from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region (WHO-SEAR).
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Resources in the Catalog
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Sri Lanka available in the
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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