Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

(By Athula Senaratne PhD)Water can easily become ‘wastewater’ due to many reasons – mostly tied to human activity. The most common sources of wastewater include domestic effluent consisting ‘black water’ (excreta, urine and fecal sludge) and ‘grey water’ (kitchen and bathing wastewater), effluents from commercial establishments (e.g., restaurants…

Crop Insurance: Is it Workable in Sri Lanka?

Crop Insurance: Is it Workable in Sri Lanka?

(Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist)Farmers have been severely affected by various natural calamities – floods, droughts and excessive rainfalls during the recent years. At macro level, the decrease in paddy production due to unfavourable weather conditions including droughts was 27% in 2014, when compared to production statistics of the…

Why Sri Lanka need comprehensive and Integrated responses to mental health Issues

Why Sri Lanka need comprehensive and Integrated responses to mental health Issues

(Yolanthika-Research Assistant, IPS)This year’s  World Mental Health Day was observed under the theme ‘Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All.’ The aim of this year’s theme is to prepare people to confidently tackle the stigma, isolation, and discrimination that continue to affect those who…

A water war in Asia cannot be ruled out

A water war in Asia cannot be ruled out

(By Professor Brahma Chellaney)   Tensions over water are rising in Asia—and not only because of conflicting maritime claims. While territorial…

Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

(By Manoj Thibbotuwawa- Research Fellow at the IPS)Over eight hundred million people in the world do not have…

Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

(By Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the CFR)Donald J. Trump will…

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist  IPS) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes more of an integrated approach when compared to…

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

( PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist ) Historically, relations between India and Sri Lanka have been fraught with…

SAARC Minus X

SAARC Minus X

(By Dr Pradumna B. Rana) India and four other countries pulled out of the 19th summit of the South…

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

( By Prof. V. Suryanarayan ) The Palk Bay, a narrow strip of water separating the state of Tamil Nadu…

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