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Singapore lessons for Sri Lanka

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

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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

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