Sri Lanka: Articles
Private Tutoring and Shadow Education in AsiaAn ADB study, undertaken in partnership with the Comparative Education Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong, brings into the spotlight the phenomenon of private tutoring, also called "shadow education". A growing practice in Asia, shadow education risks dominating the lives of young people and their families, maintaining and exacerbating social inequalities, diverting needed household income into an unregulated industry, and creating inefficiencies in education systems.
Tourism in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri LankaTourism is thriving in South Asia with overseas visitors flocking to its vast array of natural, cultural and historic attractions. In the first quarter of 2011, UN data showed international visitor arrivals up 14% from the same period the year before. A large number of those visitors travelled to multiple countries across the subregion, drawn to its many world-renowned and colorful Buddhist heritage sites. This growth in arrivals is expected to continue as tourism infrastructure and services steadily improve.
MAMSL Attanayake: Innovating an InstitutionAn interview with Mr. MAMSL Attanayake of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), the principal authority providing safe drinking water and facilitating the provision of sanitation in Sri Lanka