Lanka in forefront in health indices
State Revenue and Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya told
Parliament yesterday that Sri Lanka is in the forefront of indices of
life expectancy at birth, net mortality rate (per 1,000), net infant
mortality rate (per 1,000), human development index and as a percentage
of people who are under the poverty line compared to other countries in
the SAARC region.
The Minister said this is a tremendous achievement for Sri Lanka
which was battered by terrorism for the past 30 years.