Next Generation Sri Lanka
Photo: Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya ©

Photo: Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya

Next Generation Sri Lanka

March 2019

Ten years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, this research explores the attitudes, aspirations and needs of young people across the country. In particular, it focuses on their engagement with the peace and reconciliation process, and how they are responding to the changes of the last decade.


Professor Prasanna Perera, Professor Navaratna Bandara, Dr Danesh Karunanayake, Dr Malini Balamayuran, Mufizal Abu Bakar, Tania Alahendra, Srimal Bandara


Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.

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