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Sri Lanka best country in South Asia

Aug 19, 2010 11:10:16 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka has been ranked the 66th best country in the world to offer a healthy and prosperous life to its citizens.

According to the Newsweek magazine, Sri Lanka now holds the foremost place in South Asia with India, Bangladesh and Pakistan ranking below.

Out of the 100 countries listed, Newsweek ranks India at 78th place while Bangladesh at 88th and Pakistan 89th. The best 100 countries have been listed according to the criteria set in education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism and political environment.

With the end to terrorism, the government of Sri Lanka has accelerated development throughout the country in all sectors ensuring better quality of life to its citizens. With peace restored and security improved, many western nations including USA and UK have lifted travel restrictions to Sri Lanka. Records show tourist arrivals increasing each month while investments continue to flow in.