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New Face of Hunger: Building a Resilient Food System in Sri Lanka in an Age of Pandemic

Among the many impending crises resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, rising food insecurity due to lockdown measures is one of the most critical. The food system in Sri Lanka has already proven to be vulnerable and inefficient in coping with crises. Further, malnutrition is a persistent problem in Sri Lanka, with severe regional disparities. Policymakers are thus faced with the dual challenge of mitigating the short and medium term impacts of COVID-19 as well as strengthening Sri Lanka’s food systems in the long term. This blog examines how COVID-19 could worsen food security issues in the country and what measures can be taken to overcome these challenges.

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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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Achieving Food Security: A Plausible Reality or a Pipedream for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has a long way to go when it comes to achieving food security for the nation. The Global Health Index (GHI) indicates a severe level of hunger in Sri Lanka. This blog examines the reasons for the lack of food security in Sri Lanka and gives policy recommendations to improve the situation.

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“Let Food be Thy Medicine”

In this article, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at the importance and impact of healthy diets in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Food Additives – Are They Safe?

In this article to mark World Health Day 2015, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at how the use of food additives is threatening the safety of the food we consume.