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.
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.