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.
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November 18, 2014 — World Toilet Day on November 19 will focus on equality and dignity. Open defecation compromises women’s dignity and can put their safety at risk. Young girls often forgo education because schools lack private toilets, putting them in uncomfortable situations. Read More »
October 9, 2014 — Growth is key to tackling poverty and inequality. Governments must raise more money to invest in their people and infrastructure and encourage private sector development to create jobs in order to double economic growth and meet poverty goals. Read More »
September 29, 2014 — Since the catastrophic Tsunami, Sri Lanka has achieved a significant progress strengthening preparedness to safeguard lives. There is a lot more to do to reduce the economic and social impacts of disasters. 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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