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Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

The current nutritional status of Sri Lanka is not satisfactory – and improving this remains a challenge. This blog by Priyanka Jayawardena examines the reasons for persisting malnutrition in the country and highlights the

Trouble Brewing? How Sri Lanka’s Tea Industry Can Prepare for Future Challenges

Sri Lanka’s tea industry has survived for over 150 years. This interview with H. N. Thenuwara, an author for the forthcoming IPS publication 'Sri Lanka Tea Industry in Transition – 150 years and Beyond', examines the

Economic Reforms in Sri Lanka: Salvation or a Recipe for Inaction?

Vision 2025, the current government’s short and medium-term policy direction, is aimed at steering the economy towards more sustainable means of growth, led by foreign and domestic private investment. However, is Sri Lanka on

Economically Empowering Sri Lankan Women: One Strategy Does Not Fit All

When it comes to empowering Sri Lankan women in economic terms, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. It is important to look at the differences in women’s needs and priorities from different settings, in order to