Dr Ganga Tilakaratna Presents the Landscape Mapping of the Social Protection Systems in Sri Lanka

14 March 2022

Sri Lanka’s social protection system reflects a highly unequal distribution of resources across different segments of the population, IPS Research Fellow Dr Ganga Tilakaratna asserted. She was presenting the study on ‘Comprehensive Landscape Mapping of Current Social Protection Systems in Sri Lanka’ carried out by IPS at a workshop organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to present the study to the State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment, and Business Development at the JAIC Hilton in Colombo.

The study provides a comprehensive mapping of Sri Lanka’s social protection landscape, including existing laws, policies, programmes, and digital infrastructure in place and identifies several gaps and policy recommendations to improve the existing system. The workshop was attended by the Hon. State Minister Shehan Semasinghe, several officials of the Ministry, and representatives of the UNDP and IPS.

The IPS study team included Dr Ganga Tilakaratna (Research Fellow), Dr Nisha Arunatilake (Director of Research), Lakshila Wanigasinghe (Research Officer) and Suresh Ranasinghe (Research Assistant).

Image Credits: Hon. State Minister Shehan Semasinghe’s Facebook Page

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