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Singapore lessons for Sri Lanka

The priority must be to "get the basics right" on the economy.

Education reform is needed to upgrade knowledge and skills, especially as Sri Lanka is no longer a low-income country that can compete with cheap labour.

SRI Lanka is at a turning point. Until late last year, Sri Lanka was plagued with authoritarian politics, rampant corruption, ethnic chauvinism and a crony-dominated economy. But a presidential election in January this year toppled Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family. Parliamentary elections in