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TOP 10 LISTS: WONDERS OF SRI LANKA

SURPRISING STATISTICS

TOP 10 WORLD RANKINGS OF SRI LANKA

1. World’s First Woman Prime Minister (The Hon. Mrs Srimavo Bandaranaike in 1960)

2. World’s First Woman President that succeeded a Woman Prime Minister (The Hon. Chandrika Kumaratunga in 1994)

3. Second country in Asia to allow voting rights to women in 1931 (after Burma in 1922)

4. Country/Island which was probably given the most names since ancient times

5. The oldest democracy in Asia with continuous democratic elections since Independence from Colonial Britain in 1948 (with a number of hiccups)

6. South Asia’s highest literacy rate (95%) and one of the highest in Asia

7. Fourth largest tea producing nation in the world (behind Kenya, India and China)

8. Fourth lowest Infant Mortality Rates in Asia (behind Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia) and the Eigth Lowest in the World

9. Recognised as having one of the oldest medical/health systems in Ayurvedic Medicine.

10. Seventh country in Asia for highest life expectancy (behind Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong/Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, and Brunei)

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