Why Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, with a population of 21 million spread over a total land area of 25,000 square miles. With a GDP per capita income of USD 4,310 and an average growth rate in GDP of 3.1% in 2017, Sri Lanka is now classified as an upper-middle-income developing country. In 2017, the adult literacy rate of Sri Lanka’s population was 92.63%, which is above average by both regional and standards.
Sri Lanka has a long history of international engagement, as a founding member of the South Asian Association in Regional Cooperation (SAARC), a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77 and the Non-Aligned Movement. At number 73, Sri Lanka is the highest-ranked South Asian country on the 2017 Human Development Index.
Sri Lanka’s clinical investigators at the level of specialist consultants have all undergone mandatory training at centers of excellence overseas and possess internationally recognized qualifications.
The Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake is served by all major airlines, and has now been complimented by two more international airports, Mattala in the South and Jaffna in the North.