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Sri Lanka and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Sri Lanka-ADB Partnership: 1966-2016

    This book traces the history of ADB's projects in Sri Lanka over the past 50 years to strengthen its economy as it moves toward becoming an upper middle-income country.

  • ADB's Work in Sri Lanka

    After a series of vast transformations over the last 5 decades, Sri Lanka, in partnership with ADB, is attempting another bold transition.

  • Public ICT Center for Rural Development: Inclusiveness, Sustainability, and Impact

    Cybercafés arise as small urban businesses but are not financially viable in rural areas. Telecenters are a governmental response, modeled after cybercafés, to try to bring the benefits of computers and the internet to underserved rural communities.

  • Sri Lanka: Building on Success

    This country brief highlights that ADB continues to support Sri Lanka in new areas such as private sector development, knowledge solutions, and development of advanced infrastructure as the country transforms into an upper-middle-income country.

Sri Lanka is entering a new stage of development and, within a few years, will be ready to reach upper-middle-income status. The country’s new government - which was formed following the presidential and general elections in January 2015 and August 2015, respectively - is focused on inclusive growth, good governance, and private sector development.

ADB is aligning its operations in Sri Lanka with the evolving needs of the country and the priorities of the new government.

Sri Lanka is a member of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.

Fact Sheet


Projects in Sri Lanka