Sunimalee Madurawala

Broken Promises: The Plight of Women in Sri Lanka and its Economic Costs

Marking International Women’s Day 2013 today (8th March), Sunimalee Madurawala writes on the economic costs of Violence Against Women and the urgent need for action in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka made a promise to its women when it became a signatory to the international conventions protecting the rights of women. However this has been left on the backburner for too long and the plight of the country’s women is beginning to exert a very real economic impact on the country as a whole. Policy makers and implementers might find that it is always better to keep a promise, rather than bear the costs of a fall out.

Gender Equality in Human Development: What’s Holding Sri Lanka Back?

Fixing poor political representation and low labour force participation of women in Sri Lanka can boost the country’s human development indicators, argues Sunimalee Madurawala, Research Officer at IPS.   According to the Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012, launched recently …

Climate Change and Human Health: Is Sri Lanka Ready to Face the Challenge?

> By Sunimalee Madurawala, Research Officer – IPS This article is the first in a two part series in lieu of World Health Day – 7th April 2011, from the Health Economic Policy Unit of the IPS Climate Change is …

Corruption Risks in the Provision of Pharmaceutical Drugs in Sri Lanka

In recent months Sri Lanka’s health sector has come under heavy scrutiny, in particular, the provision of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. Provision of high quality medicines in a cost effective manner is of utmost importance in ensuring the good health …