Education & Health

Sri Lanka Education & Health

Sri Lanka’s education system is widely regarded as among the best in South Asia. A commitment to improving the quality of teaching at all levels and across the country has resulted in impressive outcomes in recent years. The current government, which came to power in early 2015, has announced a series of ambitious new policies aimed at bolstering the nation’s reputation as a high-quality education provider and further improving the government-run primary, secondary and higher education systems. Free universal health care is enshrined in Sri Lanka’s Constitution. Its health care system delivers what is widely recognised as some of the highest-quality care in South Asia, despite spending considerably less than most other countries. Meanwhile, the private sector has made significant strides recently, with companies opening high-end hospitals and other specialised facilities at a rapid pace.

This chapter contains an interview with Ashok Pathirage, Chairman, Asiri Group of Hospitals.