Limits of exclusivism

Limits of exclusivism

(By Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist)The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a section of the Council members against Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, has brought the deep divide in Tamil nationalist politics to the fore. The turbulence lasted a week, after…

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean Outreach

(By Prof. Harsh V. Pant) Sri Lanka is facing a humanitarian crisis as a consequence of the nation’s worst torrential rains since 2003. The rains have displaced nearly half a million people and led to more than 200 deaths. The Modi government was quick to react. Indian Prime…

As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

(By  Maya Mirchandani – Consulting Editor NDTV  )This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates United Nations Vesak Day to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha on Friday. There have been fourteen international celebrations, but this is Sri Lanka’s first…

Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

(By Jeremy Luedi) Increased international interest in the Indian Ocean comes at a convenient time for Sri Lanka,…

Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

(By Janaka Wijayasiri, PhD, Research Fellow)Sri Lanka is currently engaged in trade negotiations with China, and five rounds of talks…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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