Sri Lanka leads the South Asian region in human development indices with its high literacy rate (93%) and national health indicators.
- Life expectancy: 70.3 years (Male); 77.9 years (Female)
- Infant mortality: 8.5 per 1,000 live births (#92 of 186 countries)
Sri Lanka is also a firm proponent of international laws and UN’s rights of labour, children and women. The country has an edge over its regional competitors because of its stringent adherence to child labour laws and endorsement of gender equality.