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Rising School Dropouts: The Plight of Estate Children in Sri Lanka

Although Sri Lanka has performed well in basic education indicators such as a high literacy rate and near-universal participation in primary and secondary schooling, there are striking disparities across regions in the

Taxing Tobacco: Why the 2023 Budget Should Increase Tobacco Taxes

Sri Lanka’s economy is at a critical juncture where urgent steps are needed to improve the country’s fiscal position. The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) has maintained that increasing tobacco taxation has

Driving Policy Action in Sri Lanka from Economic Crisis to Recovery

The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) held a seminar on 25 October 2022 to coincide with the release of the Institute's annual flagship report, Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2022, on the theme Driving Policy

Food Fight: Sri Lanka’s Battle for Food Security

World Food Day is observed on 16 October to promote awareness and action to ensure regular access to nutritious food for all. This year's theme is 'Leave NO ONE Behind'. Global disruptions including COVID-19, the climate