The Sri Lankan economy has seen robust annual growth at 6.4 percent over the course of 2003 to 2012. Almost five years after the end of the three-decade civil conflict, Sri Lanka is now focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle income country. Read More »
April 22, 2014 — Sri Lanka today became the first South Asian country to access an innovative form of World Bank financing that provides immediate payouts after a major catastrophe such as a tsunami, cyclone or flood.Read More »
February 19, 2014 — Five years ago, D.M. Sumanawathie was illiterate and living in poverty relying on subsistence farming. Through hard work and ingenuity, she has become an entrepreneur and moved herself and her family out of poverty.
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January 30, 2014 — Through consulting and involving the community, the Program for School Improvement (PSI) in Sri Lanka has created an innovative way to manage and improve quality of public schools that has delivered better results for students. Read More »
January 31, 2014 — "Sri Lanka is an exciting place with an exciting future. The World Bank Group is looking forward to help end poverty and increase shared prosperity in Sri Lanka," said World Bank South Asia Vice President Philippe Le Houérou.Read More »
The project aims to transform Colombo into a modern, world-class capital by reducing the physical and socioeconomic impacts of flooding, and improving overall capacity for operating and maintaining metropolitan and local infrastructure.
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