The country’s first Millennium Development Goals Report, presented to Sri Lanka’s bilateral and multilateral donors, shows that strides in health and education, the island will miss targets to halve poverty by 2015.

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Sri Lanka is falling behind on social sector gains and unemployment and poverty rises in tsunami and conflict hit areas, warns a UN report released during Tuesday’s aid parley. Sri Lanka is falling behind on social sector gains and unemployment and poverty rises in tsunami and conflict hit areas, warns a UN report released during Tuesday’s aid parley.

The country’s
first

Millennium Development Goals Report
, presented to Sri Lanka’s
bilateral and multilateral donors, shows that strides in health and education,
the island will miss targets to halve poverty by 2015.

 

The December
26, 2004 tsunami magnified development challenges, but persistent slow growth,
rising unemployment and malnutrition in rural areas and the north east conflict
districts, are long-standing issues that need to be tackled. 

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