Friday, April 25, 2008

some quick final facts about Sri Lanka

then I am off on a little road trip to Green Bay, Wisconsin!

National Tree: The “Na Tree”, botanically known as “Mesua Nagassarium”

National Flower: The “Nil Mahanel” flower, botanically known as “Nympheae Stellata”

There are 11 Universities in Sri Lanka.

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Education is free in Sri Lanka, an thus Sri Lankans are educated! Sri Lanka's population is highly educated with a literacy rate of 92%, higher than that expected for a developing country. Sri Lanka has one of the highest literacy rates of South Asia.