Infectious Diseases of Sri Lanka

2017 edition

Infectious Diseases of Sri Lanka

Infectious Diseases of Sri Lanka is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature.

Sri Lanka

Selected Issues

Sri Lanka

Selected Issues

Urbanization and Regional Sustainability in South Asia

Socio-economic Drivers, Environmental Pressures and Policy Responses

Urbanization and Regional Sustainability in South Asia

This book examines urbanization and migration processes in South Asia. By analyzing the socio-economic impacts and infrastructural, environmental and institutional aspects of different conurbations, it highlights conflicts over agricultural land as well as the effects on health, education, poverty and the welfare of children, women and old people. The authors also explore issues of mobility; connectivity and accessibility of public services, and discuss the effective use of new urban-management tools, such as the concept of smart cities and urban spatial monitoring.

Food policies and nutrition transition in Sri Lanka: Historical trends, political regimes, and options for interventions

Food policies and nutrition transition in Sri Lanka: Historical trends, political regimes, and options for interventions

In this paper we look at Sri Lanka’s food and nutrition policies from a historical perspective to identify the intervention options for addressing the country’s current food security and nutrition challenges.

Sri Lanka, Human Rights and the United Nations

A Scrutiny into the International Human Rights Engagement with a Third World State

Sri Lanka, Human Rights and the United Nations

This book examines the engagement between the United Nations’ human rights machinery and the respective governments since Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) joined the United Nations. Sri Lanka has a long and rich history of engagement with international human rights instruments. However, despite its active membership in the UN, the country’s post-colonial trials and tribulations are emblematic of the limited influence the international organisation has exerted on this country in the Global South. Assessing the impact of this international engagement on the country’s human rights infrastructure and situation, the book outlines Sri Lanka’s colonial and post-colonial development. It then considers the development of a domestic human rights infrastructure in the country. It also examines and analyzes Sri Lanka’s engagement with the UN’s treaty-based and charter-based human rights bodies, before offering conclusions concerning the impact of said engagement. The book offers an innovative approach to gauging the impact of international human rights engagement, while also taking into account the colonial and post-colonial imperatives that have partly dictated governmental behaviour. By doing so, the book seeks to combine and analyse international human rights law, post-colonial critique, studies on biopower, and critical approaches to international law. It will be a useful resource not only for scholars of international law, but also for practitioners and activists working in this area.