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  • Documenting Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Minorities: The Other 2% Read more >

    Documenting Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Minorities: The Other 2%

    (Roar) Sri Lanka is home to 21 million people, 19 ethnicities, and four officially recognized religions. For the longest time, however, there were no official records of most of the island’s ethno-religious minorities. The ones we know about are the Sinhalese, Tamils, and Moors, given that they are taught in school. Everyone else—who make up two percent […]

  • Sri Lanka : Current economic and social policy—Key concerns Read more >

    Sri Lanka : Current economic and social policy—Key concerns

    08. There are serious concerns about the current Government’s moves to slash public expenditure, especially on health and education in 2017. Moreover, the push for privatization and the plans to initiate sweeping reforms in critical areas, such as social security, land and labour guided by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund’s austerity mind-set, raises […]

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