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Local Economic Governance in Sri Lanka


The Sri Lankan government, private sector, and civil society have all emphasized the need for lagging regions to catch up to the rest of the country in terms of per capita income if future conflict is to be avoided. Though the end of three decades of civil war has ushered in hope for reviving economic growth and rebuilding social trust, there are genuine apprehensions that the peace dividend could get easily compromised if continuing economic disparities are not addressed.


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