Post #3: News article

In this article, it talks about how the new prime minister issued an order where the tax on sugar was drastically decreased in order to gain more support for him. Countless people in Sri Lanka are upset with this, especially the people who specialize in the medical field, because the prime minister did not talk with the medical specialists to see if this was a good decision for the people’s health. Considering that a majority of deaths is due to diabetes and other health issues, it is evident that the citizens of Sri Lanka do not want this problem to reoccur, resulting in an increase of deaths.

This helps me understand that Sri Lanka is wealthier than I thought. They are able to change the tax on sugar in order to gain support for the prime minister, and it won’t affect many things except for the health of the citizens. It is clear they have an issue with obesity, so they have enough food in Sri Lanka, and enough resources. This impacts the world by showing that the United States is not the only country with health problems because of overeating, and other countries may need help with these issues, even if it’s not as bad there.

Post #1

I chose Sri Lanka because my friend has talked about going there, and it intrigued me and I wanted to find out what it was like. So far it seems beautiful and I’m excited to see how the culture and people are. I also don’t know a lot about countries in this region, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to find out what I don’t know and become more aware.

Post #2

v. Sri Lanka has the lowest poverty rate in their region. 1.8 percent were poor in 2013.  http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/02/part1-understanding-poverty-sri-lanka Their main source in agriculture is rice and tea. 31 percent of the population engage in agricultural activities. https://www.export.gov/article?id=Sri-Lanka-Agricultural-Sector

vi. Buddhism is the religion for 70.2 percent of sri lanka. 12.6 percent is Hinduism and the rest is Islam, Roman Catholic, and other forms of Christianity. www.worldatlas.com/articles/religious-beliefs-in-sri-lanka.html

vii. In June 1947, Sri Lanka was made a dominion, and became independent on February 4th, 1948.

viii. Sri Lanka is nicknamed Pearl of the Indian Ocean and teardrop of India. This country also gave the word “serendipity” to the English language

i. 21.2 Million People. Most live in the central and southwestern parts of the country.

ii. Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. It has a population of about 752,993.

iii. Kandy is another major city in Sri Lanka. This beautiful town is known for its scenery and nature.

iv. Sri Lanka’s official language is Sinhalese. The other language most commonly spoken is Tamil

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-11999611

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/sri-lanka-population/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/kandy

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-languages-are-spoken-in-sri-lanka.html

 

 

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