Review of Safety Nets in Sri Lanka

This study aimed at providing a comprehensive analysis of the safety net programmes in Sri Lanka. It reviews safety net programmes that operate at the national level, including the Samurdhi programme, assistance for the elderly, disabled persons, IDPs and resettling families and children, and those that are carried out by the Provincial Councils. It also briefly discusses various safety net programmes carried out by the non-governmental organizations. Furthermore, this study examines the implementation and fund flow structure of the main safety net programmes in Sri Lanka and highlights some of the key limitations of safety nets in the country.

Research team

Ganga Tilakaratna
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Ayodya Galappattige
Nethmini Perera


World Bank

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