Archive for the Sri Lanka Economy Category

Segmenting Tamil Diaspora groups and their Economic Contribution to SL

Segmenting Tamil Diaspora groups and their Economic Contribution to SL

Presented our paper at CEPA’s Research Conference on the theme “Ideas, Capital & People on the Move”. Our paper was focused on segmenting the different Tamil Diaspora groups and their economic contribution to SL, where its impacts had been both beneficial and harmful to the local community. […]

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Empty houses and housing affordability crisis in Sri Lanka

Empty houses and housing affordability crisis in Sri Lanka

By Mithula Guganeshan Colombo’s landscape is changing rapidly with apartments, shopping complexes and luxury hotels cropping up throughout the city. This seems a promising deal since as the country develops so do its people. The Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme states that human […]

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How has the drought affected retailers and farmers in Sri Lanka?

How has the drought affected retailers and farmers in Sri Lanka?

In Sri Lanka, drought is looming into a larger issue as one-third of the population is engaged in agriculture-related activities.According to the Department of Agriculture, 1.8 million farming households across the island are engaged in paddy cultivation. The prevailing drought has affected majority of these households spread […]

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