While Sri Lanka has been performing impressively with regard to human development, especially in terms of health and education, there are still a few major concerns that need urgent attention. This article by Wimal Nanayakkara examines the ways in which these concerns can be addressed to achieve better levels of human development and living standards.
On World No Tobacco Day, this article by G. D. Dayaratne examines the negative health issues caused by smoking, as well its impact on productivity levels of the workforce. In this context, the article discusses the effectiveness of measures taken to reduce the demand for tobacco by certain countries, including Sri Lanka.
April 07 marks the World Health Day, with a focus on depression. This article by Samanthi Bandara examines the prevalence of depression in Sri Lanka, the economic and social costs of depression and how to tackle this growing problem.
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.
Based on recent study on labour market characteristics in Sri Lanka, this article suggests policies to improve labour market participation of persons with difficulties in the country.