It is amply clear that Sri Lanka would have been under severe strain at the Session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission if not for the successful rebuilding of the country’s relations with the international community after the change of government at the Presidential election held on 8 January 2015.
Toddler obesity has declined, say CDC officials, but obesity rates for children and youth remain at 17.5 percent.
While child obesity is problematic, it is largely preventable, say experts.
“Child obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” says the World Health Organization. “Prevention is the most feasible option for curbing the childhood obesity epidemic.”
Any investor, or home-buyer who are looking for luxury properties in Sri Lanka, the immediately choice would be Colombo, since a great deal of luxury projects, such as Altair, Clearpoint Residencies and Avic Astoria, are already underway in the city centre.
The legendary beginning of the Sri Lankan history also provides clues of a well-developed Sri Lankan weaving industry nearly three thousand years back, and even today Sri Lankan hand loom products portray their rich heritage and cultural diversity in their designs and technologies.
Collection of data on the Industry, Trade and Services sectors under the first Economic Census 2013/14 in Sri Lanka was conducted in 2 phases; the listing phase and the detailed data collection phase. The Listing phase that was conducted in October/November 2013, listed out all the economic activities (both formal and informal, excluding a few micro scale activities) together with some data with the objective of compiling a few key indicators which are vital to determine the size and the shape of the Sri Lankan Economy.
“We must tell girls their voices are important.” Malala Yousafzai
Women are among the highest contributors to our economy. To the Sri Lankan economy, women contribute from US$ 6billion worth of foreign remittance. A large proportion of female domestic workers based out of the country work tirelessly to earn a living and provide education and support to their households back at home. Women’s contribution to the domestic textile industry which largely contributes to export earnings is an aspect Sri Lanka can boast of. Further, in a traditional aspect of Sri Lankan economy, women’s contribution to the Ceylon Tea industry is remarkable. Despite three decades of civil war producing 40,000 war widows, these women bolster on as the bread winners of all these families in Sri Lanka.
The choruses of corruption allegations that are being sung each day have little of soft and touching music in them. What we hear are the rough notes of bribery and corruption, exposure and rivalry, amidst loud allegations of revenge, moving towards the highest pitch of a politically orchestrated cacophony.
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century, but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation. The organiser of the project, the biggest of its kind, sees the role of women as the key to its success.