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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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List Thumb A Batticaloa: Rebuilding in Sri Lanka Takes Shape The Asia Foundation has played a key role in Sri Lanka’s post-war recovery by focusing efforts on some of the hardest hit areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Since the war in the East ended before the war in the...

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List Thumb A Community Mediation in Sri Lanka For most Sri Lankans, resolving disputes through the nation's beleaguered formal courts is not an option. Despite efforts to improve efficiency, courts are weighed down by excessive case loads and limited capacity, and high...

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List Thumb A The Power of a Book in Sri Lanka As Sri Lanka emerges from a decades-long civil war, employment opportunities are rapidly shifting from the public to the private and technology sectors, where speaking English is required. But, for many Sri Lankans living in...

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List Thumb A Sri Lanka in Focus: Navam Perahera The sights and sounds of the 2012 Navam Perahera in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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List Thumb A Visit to Sri Rahula Vidyalaya School, Panadura, Sri Lanka Learning English has emerged as a key element in efforts to overcome divisions and economic hardships, and to foster inclusive growth and stability in Sri Lanka, a country emerging from a bloody, 30-year civil war. More...

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List Thumb A From Batticaloa: Full-fledged community efforts to spark growth in the East Now almost three years since the end of the war, Colombo is shedding its image as Sri Lanka's charming but dilapidated capital. Bursting with new energy and growth, major investments and physical improvements are evident...

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List Thumb A From Vavuniya: Entrepreneurs put public concerns on the table in the North Now almost three years since the end of the war, Colombo is shedding its image as Sri Lanka's charming but dilapidated capital. Bursting with new energy and growth, major investments and physical improvements are evident...

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List Thumb A From Jaffna, an Exclusive: Damaged ancient city survives and recovers Now almost three years since the end of the war, Colombo is shedding its image as Sri Lanka's charming but dilapidated capital. Bursting with new energy and growth, major investments and physical improvements are evident...

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List Thumb A Sri Lanka: Post-Civil War Police Reform and Public Security The bloody, 25-year armed conflict in Sri Lanka is over, but in small, hardscrabble towns like Pussellawa – a high-altitude hamlet in central Sri Lanka – a legacy of rigid, aggressive, inherited policing tactics is...

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List Thumb A Restoring Harmony - Sri Lanka's Community Mediation Boards The Asia Foundation aims to improve access to justice by making legal and administrative institutions more responsive to citizens' needs and interests, while at the same time developing the capacity of disadvantaged groups,...

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List Thumb A Local Partnerships, Global Vision: The Asia Foundation's Strategy in Sri Lanka Local Partnerships, Global Vision: The Asia Foundation's Strategy in Sri Lanka A short film describing The Asia Foundation's work on environmental issues in Sri Lanka.

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List Thumb A Partnering for Prosperity: The Asia Foundation's Local Economic Governance Program in Sri Lanka Partnering for Prosperity: The Asia Foundation's Local Economic Governance Program in Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka, poor communication between the public and private sectors is one of the major impediments to economic growth. The...

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