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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.

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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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‘What’s Unique About the WCY 2014 and What Happens Next?’ – Interview with Milinda Rajapaksha

As the World Conference on Youth comes to a close, many who were not directly or indirectly part of it are not sure what the conference was all about, why it is unique, what’s so important about it, and what happens after its conclusion. So, on the sidelines of the final day of the WCY 2014, Talking Economics caught up with someone who is ideally placed to give you this introduction – Milinda Rajapaksha, the National Director of the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) of the Government of Sri Lanka. Milinda played a lead role in Sri Lanka’s hosting of the WCY 2014, as a member of the International Youth Task Force (IYTF). In this 11-minute audio interview, Milinda talks about what the WCY 2014 is and what it is trying to achieve.

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