Sri Lanka has been under curfew since mid-March to contain the spread of COVID-19. As a result, economic activities throughout the country have stalled. A recent IPS blog identified that non-agricultural, informal workers were highly affected by this pandemic. This blog illustrates how the ongoing curfew is impacting three wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka, based on mobile phone conversations with three wheeler drivers from Colombo, Kegalle, and Galle districts.
In this article to mark the International Customs Day 2015, Suwendrani Jayaratne highlights Trade Facilitation measures that can be implemented and the importance of Sri Lanka to pursue such measures.