Dr Ganga Tilakaratna Highlights the Need to Reform the Samurdhi Programme

5 August 2022

IPS Research Fellow Dr Ganga Tilakaratna highlighted the need to reform the Samurdhi programme by addressing its substantial targeting issues and striking the right balance between its cash transfer component and the livelihood and microfinance components. She drew attention to several areas to reform the social protection system as a whole, including integrating the currently fragmented system, establishing an efficient delivery mechanism, and ensuring equitable resource distribution within the system. She made these remarks at the panel discussion on ‘Resetting Samurdhi: Social Safety Nets’ at the ‘Let’s Reset Sri Lanka’ conference organised by the Advocata Institute held at BMICH on 5-6 August 2022.