Priyanka Jayawardena
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Education Matters: Addressing Inequities and Skills Development Gaps in Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka enters an increasingly competitive international environment, with a renewed enthusiasm to transform itself into a modern economy, the importance of promoting technological innovations and generating an educated workforce, possessing market-oriented skills, cannot be over emphasised. High quality human resources and a skilled labour force are vital to improve the country’s global competitiveness. As such, it is important to identify the reasons for gaps in access to education and improve access to all students.

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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 way forward.

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Bridging the Skill Gap: A Challenge in Sri Lanka’s Quest for Economic Growth

Human capital is an essential resource in achieving the Sri Lankan Government’s envisaged development goals and transforming the country into a modern manufacturing economy. High quality human resources with expertise in science and technology and a skilled labour force are also necessary to compete globally. However, Sri Lanka is facing a major challenge in meeting these emerging skill requirements. In this context, this article by Priyanka Jayawardena explores some policy recommendations to bridge the widening skill gap.

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Burning Health Costs for Poor in Sri Lanka

This article explores the driving factors behind Sri Lanka’s health costs, despite free health care services, and the policies the country can implement to overcome these challenges.

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Transforming “Manpower Employment” to Decent Work of Greater Quality

With the aim of exploring ways to transform manpower employment to decent work of greater quality, this article explores some hidden information in the manpower business, based on a study carried out by IPS.

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