International Affairs

October 2, 2020

Post Brexit : Sri Lanka – Europe Relations

By Udeshika Jayasekara,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Udeshika Jayasekara, Researcher, Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka ,emphasizes why and how Sri Lanka should expand its economy with EU countries.

September 17, 2020

A Coordinated Response Will Aid Global and Sri Lankan Maritime Post-COVID Recovery

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: 7 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Pabasara Kannangara discusses the impact of COVID-19 on global maritime trade, and explores Sri Lanka’s policy measures towards recovery.

July 20, 2020

Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals and Interests

By Razeen Sally,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Dr. Razeen Sally, Visiting Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore reviews the book, “Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals and Interests”.

July 15, 2020

How Might COVID-19 Change the Trajectory of Asian Trade?

By Bart W. Édes,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Bart W. Édes, the North American Representative of the Asian Development Bank, looks at the outlook for Asia’s trade, identifies key mega-trends, and draws some policy implications for the region.

March 2, 2020

Is Sri Lanka Prepared to Tackle the Coronavirus?

By Dr. Anuji Gamage,  

Reading Time: 7 min read Dr. Anuji Gamage, a 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.

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