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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6.08 GMT
Sri Lanka has begun to reap fruits of peace Matthews Asia


In Just four short years, Sri Lanka has begun to reap the fruits of peace. By diverting resources that were previously spent on its military towards things like infrastructure, tourism and education, its economy has experienced solid growth, said the "Matthews Asia" in a recently published article.

Article also mentioned that besides transportation infrastructure, the government is focusing on tourism. With coconut trees lining its blue waters, Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places I've been to in Asia, the writed said.

Last year the number of overseas visitors grew by 17% to 1 million, translating into revenues of US$1 billion. But even with this spike in visitors, Sri Lanka still has the potential for further growth when compared to the region's more popular and better-established tourist draws. Article said.

Matthews Asia said in order to retain and grow its top talent, the government is looking to grow both its public and private universities and is seeking strategic foreign direct investments in education.

The writer who witnessed the Humanitarian Victory Day parade rehearsals said that, "as I watched the green army helicopters and fighter jets fly overhead during the Victory Parade; I couldn't help but relegate its civil war to the history books and instead focus on the upward growth arc of this tropical island nation".

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