Sri Lanka, a tropical island rich in biodiversity as well as culture, has been a favourite spot for research among international students and academics alike. With a literacy rate of over 90%, a high value among the South Asian countries, this island is known as a cradle for intellects.
Having a large number of universities, there is ample chance for the knowledge-thirsty intellectual to engage in research in a number of fields including from environmental science to archaeology. Sri Lanka’s Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance prevents foreign nationals from conducting independent research, but a large number of research placements are available in local universities and research bodies for foreigners. Country’s Archaeology department and Archaeological Research Institute takes on researchers for studies and excavations related to heritage sites and prehistoric sites, of which there are plenty, as Sri Lanka boasts of a three millennia-long civilization. Endorsed by Sir Arthur C. Clark, Sri Lanka is also a favourite spot for stargazers and is sought after for astronomical research as well.
Along with its rich culture, Sri Lanka is a modernized field of work that offers convenience to the researcher. Ample accommodation is available ranging from budget to luxury, and the researching body, too, would provide these for the researcher. Getting around the island is not an obstacle due to the wide-spread public transport – buses and trains – as well as car rental. Sri Lanka has a number of rental services, with most of the services, for example, Casons Rent a Car, offering an online portal for reservations to make getting around easier.
Astronomy, archaeology and environment science are the favourite areas of research in Sri Lanka, although the countryside offers many other fields of study as well. The unique geological position of the island offers the researcher with a vast variety in a small area, while the developmental projects of the country have ensured that the vacation of discovery runs as smooth as possible logistically.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+