Regarding education the country holds a distinct advantage over many other countries in the South Asia rim because it has a literacy rate of 92% which is higher than expected for a third world county. The education system derives from the British educational system and therefore English is quite widely spoken which will make interaction and training of staff all the more easier.
Another difficulty we will have to overcome regarding subcontracting in Sri Lanka is the fact that the country is an Island not connected to mainland Asia. This means we could have serious problems getting our finished products from the workshops of Sri Lanka to shop shelves across the world. Also because Sri Lanka is some what infrastructurally inept because of it being somewhat behind the western world in regards to economic development which might make transporting of goods cumbersome and indeed costly. However upon our research we found that SriLankan Airlines provide a very adequate cargo service which operates two dedicated freighters in addition to the scheduled services to 50 destinations in 28 countries in Europe, the Indian Sub-continent, Middle East, Far East and South East Asia but unfortunately they do not offer a direct cargo service to North America which is our biggest market. Headquartered in Colombo, SriLankan Cargo offers over 15,000 square metres of warehousing space within the Airport premises, fully equipped with the most sophisticated storage and tracing technology. I feel building a strong strategic alliance with SriLankan Cargo is vital for successful integration along with building our operations in close proximity to Colombo International airport.
One final difficulty we will face regarding Sri Lanka and open our operations there is to do with political stability. Sri Lanka has enjoyed the longest period of continuous multi-party democracy with u View More »