A tear-shaped island at the tip of India, Sri Lanka is home to an abundant ecosystem and long sandy beaches bathed in tropical sunlight most of the year. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the water is brimming with exciting discoveries which intrigue biologists, archaeologists and tourists alike. Projects on land are also flourishing after the devastation of the tsunami in 2004 and the tropical climate provides great agricultural opportunity for tea leaves, and providing jobs for 5% of the population.
But the country’s geographical position can be precarious. A border with India runs through the middle of the ocean meaning fishermen are at risk of floating into illegal waters, whilst at the south of the island the whales’ natural habitat is under threat as it crosses the path of the busiest shipping lane in Asia. We discover the hidden wonders of Sri Lanka.
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