Reading Time: 2 min read The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) recently published a position paper titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Blue Economy’, which emphasises the importance of a sustainable approach to the marine-based economy, and outlines the necessary policy steps that the government must take to promote blue economic development.
Reading Time: 18 min read LKI’s Dilmini Hasintha Abeyrathne examines debt restructuring in Ghana, Zambia and Sri Lanka and IMF financial assistance as lessons to countries in debt distress.
Reading Time: 26 min read LKI’s Michael Iveson examines the opportunity costs associated with Sri Lanka’s external debt and proposes a “Debt-for-Renewables Swap” as an effective solution to address climate, debt and energy sector vulnerabilities.
Reading Time: 14 min read LKI’s Michael Iveson and Timothy Shankar examine debt and climate vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka and the importance of climate finance for essential infrastructure investments in developing countries.
Reading Time: < 1 min read The purpose of this Special Provisions draft Bill is to provide a legal framework to deal with marine pollution prevention in Sri Lanka. This draft Bill seeks to transform several IMO conventions relating to marine pollution into national legislation.
Reading Time: 8 min read Alisha Rajaratnam examines the nature of Illegal, unreported & unregulated fishing (IUU), and considers Sri Lanka’s efforts in managing IUU fishing.
Reading Time: 14 min read Date: 1 July 2022
Reporter: Alisha Rajaratnam & Punsarani Jayawardhana
Reading Time: 13 min read LKI’s Malinda Meegoda and Chathuni Pabasara explore the current relationship shared by Sri Lanka and Vietnam with a focus on economic and diplomatic ties and highlights areas to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Reading Time: 22 min read LKI’s Nikhita Panwar explore the current relationship shared by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with a focus on economic ties and highlights areas to strengthen economic linkages can be and associated policy suggestions.
Reading Time: 9 min read LKI’s interview with H.E. Haidari, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, shared insights on the historic linkages between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan and the way forward on issues of shared interest and concern in South Asia.
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