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, as the country continues to recoup after the end of its decades-long civil war which ended in 2009. The island nation is being courted (and courting in turn) by various…

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 have taken place to date with the expectation of concluding discussions in mid-2017. Whilst such negotiations are on-going, it would be prudent for Sri Lanka to examine the experience of…

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…

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…

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…

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