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    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

    ( By Kithmina Hewage – Research Economist) Over a quarter of the world’s population is currently under movement restrictions. For the first time in recent human history, coronavirus has shattered the myth that the economy must come first. While public health concerns, undoubtedly, should take precedence over all other…

    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    Coronavirus Epidemic and China’s Slowdown: Economic Impact on Sri Lanka

    ( By Janaka Wijayasiri)  On 28 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a global emergency. The new virus emerged in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China, but has now spread to at least 27 other countries,…

    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    The Growing Need for Privacy and Data Protection in Sri Lanka

    (By Nuwanthi Senaratne – Research Assistant at IPS.  ) Every day, a vast amount of information is transmitted, stored, and collected across the globe, enabled by the rise of computing and communication power. Technology and innovation have increased the need for privacy regulation, requiring existing privacy regulations to adapt to…

    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

    (By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) ####  Remittances are often considered a stable and reliable source of development financing. In 2018,…

    Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

    Will Jaffna International Airport help the Northern economy take-off at last?

    [By Jekhan Aruliah]****The opening, strictly speaking the re-opening, of Jaffna International Airport (IATA airport code JAF) in October…

    Palaly comes to life again

    Palaly comes to life again

    [By Capt Elmo Jayawardena ] *****17 October Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third…

    Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

    Emerging Technologies and Trade: Can Sri Lanka Stay Ahead of the Game?

    [ By Janaka Wijayasiri PhD  ]We live in an era marked by unprecedented technological change and innovations, which…

    Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

    Tourism vs. Remittances: Impact of Easter Attacks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

    (By Bilesha Weeraratne PhD) Sri Lanka was a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the…

    Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

    Counting the Cost: Terrorism and its Impact on the Sri Lankan Economy

    (By Dr. Dushni Weerakoon   )Terrorism is not an obvious subject for economic analysis. The greatest cost comes in the…

    Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

    Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

    (By  Nisha Arunatilake PhD) Sri Lanka’s labour market has been riddled with persistent high informality, an unchanging low female…

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