Sri Lanka

May 14, 2019

Five Key Policy Lessons from the Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja derives some lessons from Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

April 16, 2019

Slow Trade Growth, America’s Tariff Fallout, and Implications for Sri Lanka

By Anushka Wijesinha,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an Economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, puts forward the implications of slow trade growth and America’s Tariff Fallout on Sri Lanka.

April 10, 2019

After Indo-Pak Tensions, Sri Lanka Should Look to the Bay of Bengal

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 7 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins explore why BIMSTEC may be more beneficial for Sri Lanka than SAARC.

April 8, 2019

From the Andaman to the South China Sea: The Development of the Philippines from a Sri Lankan Perspective

By Aaron Francis Chan,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Aaron Francis Chan, former Assistant Vice President, ING Bank N.V., draws on lessons for Sri Lanka from Philippine’s experience in managing its external balance, industrial development, and macroeconomic stability.

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.

December 24, 2018

Overview of Sri Lanka-China Relations

By Grace Asirwatham,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Grace Asirwatham, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, explores the evolution of Sri Lanka-China relations.

December 12, 2018

What is Next for Middle-Income Asia and Sri Lanka?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja argues that once the political dust settles, the narrative in Sri Lanka should shift from a costly domestic political crisis to a national debate on development priorities in order for the country to achieve upper-middle income status.

December 11, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Maritime Affairs in the Changing Indian Ocean

By Menik Wakkumbura,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Menik Wakkumbura, from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI), explores how Sri Lanka could promote its maritime cooperation strategy to take advantage of the economic potential of the Indian Ocean.

November 12, 2018

The Implications of the Basel Regulations for the Sri Lankan Financial System

By Joan Moonesinghe,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Joan Moonesinghe, former Director of Bank Supervision, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, considers how Basel Regulations can mitigate an external financial shock on Sri Lanka.

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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