Interviews with global thought leaders
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.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s recent Spotlight interview with Ambassor Rakesh Sood, former Indian diplomat, columnist, and foreign affairs expert, on India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and regional developments.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI recently interviewed Professor Sirimal Abeyratne, Professor of Economics at the University of Colombo, and the current Chairman of the Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, on Sri Lanka’s economy in the Covid- 19 era.
Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s recent Spotlight with Prof. Michael Plummer, Director of SAIS Europe, discusses the economic impact triggered by COVID-19 and strategies for recovery in Asia.
Reading Time: 3 min read LKI recently interviewed Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, LKI’s Executive Director, to understand Brexit and its implications for Sri Lanka.
Reading Time: 7 min read LKI spoke with Dr. Selim Raihan from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to discuss regional integration in South Asia, and evaluating the impact of infrastructure investments like the BRI.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI spoke with Dr. Indra de Soysa, to discuss the implications of globalisation on the developing world, Sri Lanka’s future with the IMF, and why trade wars have little impact on the development of globalisation.
Reading Time: 6 min read LKI spoke with Alexander Benard of SGI Frontier Capital, to discuss the potential of Sri Lanka as an investment destination, the impact of Sino-Indian competition on foreign investment in Sri Lanka, and the effects of US protectionism on frontier markets.
Reading Time: 7 min read LKI spoke with Caren Grown, Senior Director, Gender, at the World Bank Group, to discuss the global gender gap, how it might be closed, and what developmental benefits that would bring.
Reading Time: 8 min read LKI spoke with Simon Bell on country branding and its role in promoting the country’s identity and foreign policy.
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