Friday, August 15, 2008

Sri Lankan Knowledge Economy

Economic System vs Free Education System

Throughout the last five decades the welfare oriented policies have helped Sri Lanka to leapfrog in terms of education and health sectors when compared with other developing countries in the region. Good health facilities and health indicators, very high literacy rate (over 90%) are can be shown as good examples.

But other countries in the region who might not have achieved those but have gone far beyond us in terms of economic performance seems to be doing better than us. Countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand are good examples.

So us to build and knowledge economy we need a fair balance of all the pillars, specially the good economic engine and good wheel set, human resources to take the country forward.