Sri Lanka: Poor Economic Policies Affect Food Security

Policy errors in Sri Lanka have adversely affected the country’s food security.

Sri Lanka’s human development and socio-economic index has always been ahead of neighboring South Asian nations. Since the end of Yadavi in ​​Sri Lanka in 2009, we have seen significant progress in Sri Lanka’s human development index, literacy rate and health-related indicators. According to the World Bank, the poverty rate in Sri Lanka is as low as 0.77 per cent in the South Asian region. Poverty in Sri Lanka is significantly lower than in India at 13.42 per cent, Bangladesh at 15.16 per cent and Pakistan at 5.23 per cent. Sri Lanka also aims to make a national contribution to achieve the goal of sustainable development by 2030.