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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Sri Lanka from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.
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  • Official Government
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  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
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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.

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).

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 Country Study - Sri Lanka
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

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).

UNESCO Worldwide - Sri Lanka

Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Sri Lanka
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Sri Lanka
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Sri Lanka
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Sri Lanka
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Sri Lanka
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles and More 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.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports 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.

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."

Human Rights Watch - Sri Lanka
News and reports related to human rights.

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.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Sri Lanka
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Sri Lanka.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Asian Development Bank - Sri Lanka
Projects, publications, and news about Sri Lanka and the ADB.

BIMSTEC
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.

IMF - Sri Lanka
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
Web site 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."
SAARC
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
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Sri Lanka from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

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 Programme - Sri Lanka

The World Food Programme (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.
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).

WHO-SEAR

Official site of the World Health Organization South East Asia Region (WHO-SEAR).   
International Crisis Group - Sri Lanka
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Sri Lanka.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Sri Lanka and econom* Sri Lanka and econom*
Sri Lanka and histor* Sri Lanka and histor*
Sri Lanka and politic* Sri Lanka and politic*
Sri Lanka
(government publications only)
Sri Lanka
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

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