The COVID-19 Emergency in Sri Lanka: Strengths and Challenges

September 22, 2020

Sri Lanka stands out for its progress on human development but also, less positively, for bitter conflicts where religious dimensions were prominent. How have COVID-19 challenges affected daily life and livelihoods in Sri Lanka? What have been distinctive effects on women, including female-headed households and returning migrant workers and children? How has the emergency affected peacebuilding in Sri Lanka?

This event summary highlights contributions to a Berkley Center webinar on “The COVID-19 Emergency in Sri Lanka,” held on August 24, 2020. The webinar brought together two development experts to reflect on Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19 and how the pandemic affects broader development and peacebuilding perspectives.

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