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Sri Lanka blasts show Asia is fertile ground for IS ideology

Factors including poverty, discrimination, radicalisation via social media, weak governance, and poor gathering and sharing of intelligence mean the …

by · Friday, 3 May 2019 · Sri Lanka, Thailand
Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

A man surrounded by vegetables and greens in an Indian Bazaar. Credit: Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com
The scale of the undernutrition problem in South Asia is exceptional.
 
Children in the region have some of the highest global rates of stunting a…

by · Tuesday, 30 April 2019 · Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Ways for Sri Lanka to fix its healthcare

Ways for Sri Lanka to fix its healthcare

Nurses in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank
Today on World Health Day, we can say with confidence that Sri Lanka’s healthcare system has delivered on many of its promises.
This year’s focus on universal health care is a timely reminder that Sri Lanka is sti…

by · Monday, 8 April 2019 · Sri Lanka
Undernutrition in South Asia: Persistent and emerging challenges

Undernutrition in South Asia: Persistent and emerging challenges

Indian Bengali tribal mother is feeding her baby on her lap in a rural background. Credit: Abir Bhattacharya/ Shutterstock
Childhood stunting—or being too short for one’s age—is one of the most significant barriers to human development and affects abou…

by · Friday, 29 March 2019 · India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
South Asia can get more women to work

South Asia can get more women to work

South Asian countries are making progress in clearing the way for women to get jobs and creating a safer work environment for them. Yet, too many women across South Asia are left out of the workforce—and that despite booming economic growth. Credit: W…

by · Saturday, 9 March 2019 · Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Oman, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

A Sri Lankan woman is hand painting fabric in a local Batik fabric factory. Matale, Sri Lanka. Credit: Shutterstock. January 3, 2017.
It’s International Women’s Day today, and there is a lot to celebrate in Sri Lanka and beyond.
Being a woman, mother,…

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Afghanistan, Oman, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

A Sri Lankan woman is hand painting fabric in a local Batik fabric factory. Matale, Sri Lanka. Credit: Shutterstock. January 3, 2017.
It’s International Women’s Day today, and there is a lot to celebrate in Sri Lanka and beyond.
Being a woman, mother,…

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Afghanistan, Oman, Sri Lanka
“Honesty, hard work and perseverance” are the key factors for success for Sri Lanka’s top woman entrepreneur

“Honesty, hard work and perseverance” are the key factors for success for Sri Lanka’s top woman entrepreneur

This International Women’s Day I chose to have a conversation with a lady who is recognized as the leading Sri Lankan woman entrepreneur, Mrs. Aban Pestonjee.  
Her story is an inspiration to youth (male and female) and women who are afraid of failure …

by · Friday, 8 March 2019 · Oman, Sri Lanka
Expand exports to resolve the South Asian paradox

Expand exports to resolve the South Asian paradox

South Asia has grown strongly to reduce poverty and create jobs, but the region remains a development paradox: Despite strong growth job creation remains weak and is often of poor quality.
Sri Lanka grew at an average rate of 5.8 percent from 2010…

by · Wednesday, 27 February 2019 · Sri Lanka
South Asia: A bright spot in darkening economic skies?

South Asia: A bright spot in darkening economic skies?

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s fastest-growing region. The Siddhirganj Power Project in B…

by · Wednesday, 9 January 2019 · Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka