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Path to Skills Development: Helping Sri Lankan Youth Navigate the Hurdle of O-Level

Ordinary Level (O-Level) Examinations are a hurdle that almost all youngsters in Sri Lanka face. While some pass with flying colors, some are not as fortunate and poor performance at this milestone examination puts a stop to their school careers. This article examines whether, and to what extent, school-level resources have an impact on O-Level performance, focusing on several socio-economic, school, teacher, and principal characteristics.

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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.

02.01.2016

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.

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Quality of Teachers Does Matter in Sri Lanka: Lessons from the Best Education Systems

In this special article marking International Students’ Day 2014 (17th November) Nisha Arunatilake takes a look at the vital ingredients for improving teacher quality in Sri Lanka’s schools.

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A Closer Look at Youth Mental Health in Sri Lanka and Some Consequences

The usage of alcohol and drugs, suicides, and teenage pregnancies are some of the significant consequences related to the mental health status of youth in Sri Lanka.

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