Nisha Arunatillake

Women in the Sri Lankan Workforce: Dissecting Education and Female Labour Force Participation

Improving Sri Lanka’s female labour force participation has been an issue troubling policymakers in the recent past. Most solutions to this problem are concerned with helping women to balance work-life activities. This blog shows that low female labour force participation is more an issue for low skilled females. The labour force participation of higher skilled females is on par with that of males. As such, this blog argues that better education and better jobs will also encourage more females to enter the workforce.

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.

Eliminating Pension Anomalies – Reaching Beyond Public Servants

This article to mark the National Pensions Day argues the need to eliminate pension anomalies for all elderly in Sri Lanka.

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.

Open Online Courses Can Help More Sri Lankans Access Higher Education

Tertiary education is no longer a privilege. It is a necessity. Better quality jobs are open to those with university degrees. But, getting a good quality university degree is increasingly becoming hard around the world.   The rising cost of …