Tamil areas in Sri Lanka are the pockets of poverty

  1. Context: World Bank study on poverty in Sri Lanka
  2. News: The regions with the highest rate of poverty in Sri Lanka are areas inhabited by Tamils
  3. Reasons: Lack of access to the labour market and high unemployment rates, particularly among the youth and among educated women
  4. Future: Implementation of programmes aimed at improving market accessibility, promote entrepreneurship among educated youth and schemes to help ex-combatants and women-headed households
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