November 11, 2019

The Return of Overseas Sri Lankans: A Look at the Visa Processes and Lessons from Our Neighbours

By Jayatilaka, Chattalie,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Chattalie Jayatilaka explores how return of overseas Sri Lankans could be beneficial to Sri Lanka, by deriving lessons from neighbouring nations.

November 4, 2019

Has Sri Lanka Neglected Latin America and the Caribbean?

By Mendis, D. L.,  

Reading Time: 8 min read D. L. Mendis, former Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), explores the relationship between Sri Lanka, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and discusses how Sri Lanka can improve relations with this region.

November 1, 2019

Up and Down they Go: A Year-to-Date Review of Global Equity Markets and A Closer Look at Sri Lanka

By Hüettemann, Angela,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Angela Hüettemann, reviews global equity markets and the potential for Sri Lanka.

October 21, 2019

Did Social Media Polarise Society in the Aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Attacks?

By Hasangani, Sandunika,  

Reading Time: 4 min read In light of the Easter Sunday Attacks, LKI’s Sandunika Hasangani considers the impact of social media consumption on social polarisation, and the implications for Sri Lanka.

October 8, 2019

Is Sri Lanka Engaging with the Indo-Pacific?

By Gunawardena, Nilupul,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Nilupul discusses why it is in Sri Lanka’s best interest to engage with major powers in the Indo-Pacific region, through continued cooperation in all areas that could benefit Sri Lanka.

September 23, 2019

The Case for Globalisation: Reforming the Non-tradable Sector

By Devarajan, Shanta,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Shanta Devarajan, Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, makes the case for globalisation, noting that the non-tradable sectors of the economy have much to gain from trade liberalisation.

September 19, 2019

New Zealand and Sri Lanka Share Similarities Across Sport and Business

By Draper, Simon,  

Reading Time: 3 min read Simon Draper, Executive Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, explores the relationship between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

September 11, 2019

How can Sri Lanka Effectively Support Youth Entrepreneurship?

By Bandara, Nuthara,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Nuthara Bandara explores some of the key issues local start-ups face in the current business climate, and considers how Sri Lankan policymakers can encourage youth entrepreneurship in the country.

September 9, 2019

A Weakening Global Economy Calls for a Consensus on Sri Lanka’s Priorities

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 4 min read In light of the recent shifts in the global economy, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja considers several critical policy questions facing Sri Lanka today, including whether fears of another global recession are overstated, and how vulnerable Sri Lanka is to such a challenging economic event.

September 5, 2019

‘Poor Old’ Sri Lanka Needs an Economic Demographic Transition Strategy: Lessons from China

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Lauren Johnston, University of London, considers how China’s decades-long economic demography transition strategy may offer lessons for Sri Lanka in avoiding rapid population ageing.

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