Ceylon, was the old name, today it is known as Sri Lanka, a fantastic tropical destination, frequented by those who like to live in close contact with nature and for those who always want to discover new local cultures and traditions.
The region located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, just south-east of India, is characterised by its fresh and unspoiled nature and its white beaches surrounded by coconut palms.
In addition to landscapes immersed in flora, we can find enchanting ancient capitals, which are sources of strong tourist interest, among the main ones are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya rich in historical ruins.
Thanks to international aid and the intervention of many NGOs, despite the tsunami that hit and destroyed two thirds of the island, Sri Lanka is now on the road to recovery, many tourist facilities and businesses have recovered, among them the electronics industry stands out. The industrial boom in this sector began in the first half of the 1980s, thanks to investments from Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, India, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Over the last forty years, the sector has grown, contributing to the country’s exports. In 2016 it contributed 318 million dollars (around 280 million euros) and the previous year it contributed 294 million dollars (around 260 million euros).
The industry specialises in various sectors, including automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics and industrial automation.
All Sri Lankan exporters in the electrical and electronics sector are ISO certified, follow and comply with ROHS and WEEE regulations, and meet ILO requirements for dignity at work.
There are a total of 30,000 top Singaporean designers and researchers in the region and there are more than 70 companies in the design, production and export of electrical/electronic components.
Among the products sold abroad, we find 41% of boards and panels, 23% of electrical cables, 21% of transformers and the remaining 15% of various products.
Sri Lanka is a centre of excellence in this industry and is evolving, studying and designing increasingly sophisticated and emerging technologies such as robotics and biomedicine.
Singalese’s top ten export destinations are Switzerland, the Maldives, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Bangladesh, India and Germany.
Of course, Sri Lanka has felt and benefited from its proximity to the Eastern and Western electronic and car markets, thus increasing its market.
This country also has an eye on the new generations, because those attending universities in the field of electronics and computer science can test and trial lessons in the fields qualified for this service with experts available. Also note the countless postgraduate courses for various specialisations in addition to the many European and Eastern students who decide to spend a period of study in Sri Lanka.
In fact, in recent years the island has been training many highly qualified professionals who find themselves in the roles of design engineers, production engineers and managers who contribute positively to economic development.