It was early morning, and the sunlight just started peeping in when we landed at the Colombo airport. As we were driven to our resort, the first thing we noticed was hundreds of women walking on both sides of the roads, all in one direction. The most amazing thing was that all of them were walking on the footpaths; not a single one came down on the road. Our guide informed us that those women were workers and were going to the factory; such organised scenes were quite common in their daily life. The reason they were so organised was the remarkable literacy rate – around 94 percent. Sri Lanka stands alongside developed countries in life expectancy and literacy rate, but unfortunately poverty and low GDP has restricted prosperity.