Human Development: Sri Lanka’s Achievements and Challenges

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.


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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Combating Labour Shortages by Mobilizing Sri Lanka’s Youth to Be Economically Active

Finding workers is increasingly becoming challenging in the Sri Lankan labour market. This article argues for improving education efficiency and quality as a means of overcoming this challenge.


Persons with Difficulties in the Sri Lankan Labour Market

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.


Sri Lanka Needs Equal Access to Science Education

Despite the high demand for science and technology skills in Sri Lanka, there’s a shortage in the supply of skills to meet the demand. This article identifies the reasons behind this and how those issues can be addressed.