Sri Lanka Prosperity Index (SLPI), recorded 0.802 in 2019 compared to 0.811 in 2018, with marginal declines of ‘Economy and Business Climate’ and ‘Socio-Economic Infrastructure’ sub-indices. Meanwhile, the ‘Well-being of the People’ sub-index has improved during the year.
Spillover effects of the Easter Sunday attack on tourism and related industries resulting in an increase in unemployment, and relatively high inflation due to adverse weather conditions towards the latter part of 2019 were the key reasons for the decline in Economy and Business Climate sub-index.
Reduced usage of public transportation due to concerns on security, aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack, mainly resulted in the decline in Socio-Economic Infrastructure sub-index.
Improvements in the aspects of quality of education, health facilitation and wealth of people were the major contributors to the increase in Well-being of the People sub-index.