Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean, situated south of India. It thus has a strategic location, near major Indian Ocean Sea lanes. The climate is tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March), southwest monsoon (June to October). The terrain is mostly low although there are mountains in the south central interior. Important natural resources include e.g. limestone, graphite, mineral sands and phosphates.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Occasional cyclones and tornadoes
  • Coastal degradation from mining activities and increased pollution
  • Freshwater resources being polluted by industrial wastes and sewage runoff
  • Air pollution in Colombo
  • Deforestation; soil erosion

Contact GWP Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Water Partnership

C/o International Water Management Institute No. 127

Sunil Mawatha, Pelwatta,

Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: +94 112880000 (General)

Fax: +94112786854

Email: slwp@cgiar.org

Website: http://lankajalani.org/

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

UN-Water Statistics http://www.unwater.org/statistics_KWIP.html


Source: www.cia.gov; http://data.worldbank.org; www.unwater.org

Source map: www.ourlanka.com

Posted: 2012-07-25


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