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Swings and roundabouts: A narrative on water policy development in Sri Lanka

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This paper deals with the ‘swings and roundabouts’ encountered in water policy development in Sri Lanka. In recent decades, policy reforms for water resource management – nationally-demanded but designed by external actors – have generated intense controversy and become both a tool and a victim of national politics. Together these factors have led to the failure of major policy reforms, leaving an uncertain future for water resources management in Sri Lanka.

Rajindra Ariyabandu