November 1, 2019

Up and Down they Go: A Year-to-Date Review of Global Equity Markets and A Closer Look at Sri Lanka

By Huettemann, Angela,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Angela Huettemann, reviews global equity markets and the potential for Sri Lanka.

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.

October 21, 2019

Did Social Media Polarise Society in the Aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Attacks?

By Sandunika Hasangani,  

Reading Time: 4 min read In light of the Easter Sunday Attacks, LKI’s Sandunika Hasangani considers the impact of social media consumption on social polarisation, and the implications for Sri Lanka.

September 23, 2019

The Case for Globalisation: Reforming the Non-tradable Sector

By Devarajan, Shanta,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Shanta Devarajan, Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, makes the case for globalisation, noting that the non-tradable sectors of the economy have much to gain from trade liberalisation.

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.

September 11, 2019

How can Sri Lanka Effectively Support Youth Entrepreneurship?

By Nuthara Bandara,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Nuthara Bandara explores some of the key issues local start-ups face in the current business climate, and considers how Sri Lankan policymakers can encourage youth entrepreneurship in the country.

September 9, 2019

A Weakening Global Economy Calls for a Consensus on Sri Lanka’s Priorities

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 4 min read In light of the recent shifts in the global economy, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja considers several critical policy questions facing Sri Lanka today, including whether fears of another global recession are overstated, and how vulnerable Sri Lanka is to such a challenging economic event.

September 5, 2019

‘Poor Old’ Sri Lanka Needs an Economic Demographic Transition Strategy: Lessons from China

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Lauren Johnston, University of London, considers how China’s decades-long economic demography transition strategy may offer lessons for Sri Lanka in avoiding rapid population ageing.

September 2, 2019

ASEAN: A Role Model for Institution-lite Regionalism?

By Madhur, Srinivasa,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Srinivasa Madhur, former Senior Director, Asian Development Bank, compares the EU’s institution-heavy integration process against ASEAN’s institution-lite model, noting that the latter could be a role model for regionalism for other parts of the world.

August 16, 2019

Making the MCC Compact Work for Sri Lanka

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja provides a simple cost-benefit analysis of the MCC-Sri Lanka Compact, from a national economic perspective.

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