Nisha Arunatillake

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 …

A Comment on ‘New Educational Policies and Proposals’ for General Education in Sri Lanka

Despite impressive performance in access to education, issues of quality of education, access to higher levels of education and relevance of education has challenged the education sector in the recent past. In this regard, the initiative proposed in the New …

How Large is the Sri Lankan Global Middle Class?

Introduction In Sri Lanka there is evidence of a growing middle class. The incidence of poverty in the country has sharply come down over the past decade. There are indications of growing demand for advanced services and luxury products. Car …

Sri Lanka’s Female Workers and the Challenge of ‘Precarious Work’

In a special feature article marking International Women’s Day today (8th March 2012), IPS Research Fellow, Nisha Arunatilake pens an op-ed article on the emerging challenges of employment conditions facing Sri Lanka’s female workers.