Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online

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General Editor: Seokwoo Lee

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia covers the introduction of Western international law and the resulting shift from the older Asian order; the development of modern international law; and the impact that all of this has had on Asian states. Each jurisdiction included in the Encyclopedia follows a standard structure for the broadest comparative advantage and starts with a Country Snapshot (Date of Independence, Date of Admission to the United Nations, Geographical Size, Population, Demographic Information, Form of Government, System of Law), followed by a State Report Overview (Executive summary of state report, Key highlights of unique state practice).

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9. Participation in International & Regional Organisations | Sri Lanka

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Author(s): Sumanadasa, Darshana | Liyanage, Isuru
9.1 Sri Lanka’s Membership of Key International OrganisationsSri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. As a result of the strategic geographical location of the country, it was an important stop on the ancient silk route. Even today, Sri Lanka straddles the sea and air-lanes from the Europe to Australasian countries. For this reason, Sri Lanka has been a centre of global politics and trade from its ancient times.Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became a member of International Telegraph …