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 in India from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, has historically provided rich fishing grounds for both countries. However, the region has become a highly contested site in recent decades,…

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil war survivors listen to the UN, 2013. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/ Press Association. All rights reserved   (By Chulani Kodikara – Research Associate ICES))The Sri Lankan government is currently designing transitional justice mechanisms to address human rights abuses connected to the three decade long war which ended…

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

(By Eranga Samaranayake)During early 1960s there was a strong lobby against coconut oil by the Western countries producing soya and other commercial scale oils. But times are changing. Coconut oil contains around 92% of saturated fats. Although coconut oil contains saturated fatty acids (In the form of triglycerides)…

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

( By Nipuni Perera- Research Officer,  IPS ) Trade along the Ancient Silk Road can be traced back…

Fishing in troubled waters

Fishing in troubled waters

(By M.A. Sumanthiran M.P) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters has over the years become…

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

( By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister ) As a politician who was first elected to Government in 1977,…

India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?

(By Padma Rao Sundarji – A senior freelance journalist specialising in foreign affairs.) At his weekly media briefing on May…

Colombo port, China and India

Colombo port, China and India

(By Dr Amitendu Palit ) Resolution of the impasse between Sri Lanka and China on the construction of a…

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

(By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister of Sri Lanka) As China’s economy slows and growth in the developed world…

Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

Reducing fertilizer dependency in paddy farming in Sri Lanka:Should we change our approach?

(By Chatura Rodrigo) Sri Lanka’s paddy farming solely depended on organic fertilizer many years ago; but the use…

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