International Affairs

March 2, 2020

Is Sri Lanka Prepared to Tackle the Coronavirus?

By Dr. Anuji Gamage,  

Reading Time: 7 min read Dr. Anuji Gamage, Public Health specialist, assesses Sri Lanka’s level of preparedness from a health and security perspective, and suggests improving Sri Lanka’s capacity to tackle the health risks induced by the Coronavirus.

November 4, 2019

Has Sri Lanka Neglected Latin America and the Caribbean?

By Mendis, D. L.,  

Reading Time: 8 min read D. L. Mendis, former Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), explores the relationship between Sri Lanka, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and discusses how Sri Lanka can improve relations with this region.

October 8, 2019

Is Sri Lanka Engaging with the Indo-Pacific?

By Nilupul Gunawardena,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Nilupul discusses why it is in Sri Lanka’s best interest to engage with major powers in the Indo-Pacific region, through continued cooperation in all areas that could benefit Sri Lanka.

September 19, 2019

New Zealand and Sri Lanka Share Similarities Across Sport and Business

By Draper, Simon,  

Reading Time: 3 min read Simon Draper, Executive Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, explores the relationship between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

August 1, 2019

Counterterrorism and the Rule of Law

By Radhika Coomaraswamy,  

Reading Time: 7 min read Remarks by Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and LKI Board Member, at an LKI panel discussion titled ‘From Counterterrorism to Recovery: Lessons from International Experience.’

May 28, 2019

Foreign Policy White Papers: Indispensable or Cosmetic?

By Shakthi De Silva,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Shakthi De Silva examines the Foreign Policy White Papers (FPWP) from around the world, and considers the tangible benefits of an FPWP for Sri Lanka.

April 2, 2019

Why is it Important to Get Youth Involved in Foreign Affairs and How?

By Maharoof, Shihan,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Shihan Maharoof considers how youth can engage with international institutions and initiatives and contribute their ideas to resolve global issues.

March 28, 2019

The Post-2015 Foreign Policy Framework: Sri Lanka as a Centre of the Indian Ocean

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Dinusha Panditaratne,  

Reading Time: 4 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Dinusha Panditaratne make a case for a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean to address some of the key regional economic and geopolitical risks and opportunities.

October 29, 2018

10 Key International Treaties and Agreements Sri Lanka is Party To

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: < 1 min read This infographic summaries the international treaties and agreements Sri Lanka is involved with on a global and regional/bilateral level.

October 1, 2018

Can International Litigation Solve the India-Sri Lanka Fishing Dispute?

By Natalie Klein,  

Reading Time: 5 min read In light of the India- Sri Lanka fishing dispute at Palk Strait, LKI’s Natalie Klein explores the role of international litigation at solving the dispute and the future maritime relations between the two nations.

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