Tourism is the third largest revenue earner for Sri Lanka, accounting for US$ 3.5 billion in 2016. With the rise of informal accommodation, there have been both challenges and opportunities in the industry. This blog argues that registering and regulating the informal sector is necessary to create a level playing field in the industry, to maintain standards, and to encourage small service providers.
March 24 is the World Tuberculosis Day. This article, by Yolanthika Ellepola, aims to outline the burden of TB in Sri Lanka, examine the many challenges faced in curtailing the disease and address policy propositions to overcome the challenges and mitigate the policy gaps to curtail the spread of this deadly disease.
This article to mark the World Mental Health Day 2016, stresses the need for Sri Lanka to have comprehensive and integrated responses to mental health issues.
Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016, this article highlights the status of Elders Abuse in Sri Lanka, the underlying causes and the steps that can be taken to address the issue.
This article takes a look at the status of child disabilities in Sri Lanka, and explores barriers to realizing inclusive education and proposes policy recommendations to integrate them into mainstream economy.