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May 3, 2018

In 2017, the Government of Sri Lanka instituted historic reforms to increase women’s representation in local government by mandating a 25 percent women’s quota.

May 3, 2018

At the Fifth South Asia Regional Public Procurement Conference held in New Delhi, in February, a case story on Sri Lankan Public Financial Management reforms submitted by the Department of Public Finance of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, garnered the Department of Public Finance the South Asia Procurement Innovation Award.

May 3, 2018

Sixty-seven year old J.A. Padmalatha, in Yathdehiwatta happily climbs the mountain every morning to check the level of chlorine in the water treatment unit to ensure that the water is safe for the villagers to consume.  Before USAID support provided them with a water tank and a chlorination unit, the water they drank had high bacteria content. Thanks to people like Padmalatha, the village can now manage the purification of their own water.

May 3, 2018

In January, USAID-supported Improved Election Management Program organized a two-day media training on principles of election reporting for journalists from across the country.

May 3, 2018

On March 27, more than 70 participants from leading private, public, and civil society organizations gathered to work collaboratively on water issues as part of an International Water Day event organized with support from USAID. The focus areas were disaster risk reduction, water resource management and governance, water and sanitation, and water-related health issues like Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Last updated: May 15, 2018

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