December 27, 2018

Trade Tensions and Strained Global Cooperation

By Anushka Wijesinha,  Aquilah Latiff,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, and Aquilah Latiff, a former intern at the Ministry, describes the re-emergence of protectionism in the changing trade environment.

December 24, 2018

Overview of Sri Lanka-China Relations

By Grace Asirwatham,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Grace Asirwatham, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, explores the evolution of Sri Lanka-China relations.

December 12, 2018

What is Next for Middle-Income Asia and Sri Lanka?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja argues that once the political dust settles, the narrative in Sri Lanka should shift from a costly domestic political crisis to a national debate on development priorities in order for the country to achieve upper-middle income status.

December 11, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Maritime Affairs in the Changing Indian Ocean

By Menik Wakkumbura,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Menik Wakkumbura, from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI), explores how Sri Lanka could promote its maritime cooperation strategy to take advantage of the economic potential of the Indian Ocean.

November 12, 2018

The Implications of the Basel Regulations for the Sri Lankan Financial System

By Joan Moonesinghe,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Joan Moonesinghe, former Director of Bank Supervision, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, considers how Basel Regulations can mitigate an external financial shock on Sri Lanka.

October 29, 2018

10 Key International Treaties and Agreements Sri Lanka is Party To

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: 1 min read This infographic summaries the international treaties and agreements Sri Lanka is involved with on a global and regional/bilateral level.

October 16, 2018

Who Are Sri Lanka’s Top Trading Partners?

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: 1 min read This infographic compares Sri Lanka’s top export and import markets in 2007 with that of 2017 to note the changes in volumes of trade as well as the trading partners.

October 9, 2018

How Important is the Indian Ocean?

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: 1 min read The Indian Ocean region is vast, spanning 28 nations. The region is rich in resources and home to vital sea routes, which have driven trade-led growth. This infographic summarises the potential of the Indian Ocean.

October 1, 2018

Can International Litigation Solve the India-Sri Lanka Fishing Dispute?

By Natalie Klein,  

Reading Time: 5 min read In light of the India- Sri Lanka fishing dispute at Palk Strait, LKI’s Natalie Klein explores the role of international litigation at solving the dispute and the future maritime relations between the two nations.

September 3, 2018

Sri Lanka and the Bay of Bengal Initiative: Opportunities to Grow a Vital Region

By Divya Hundlani,  Anishka De Zylva,  

Reading Time: 5 min read As Sri Lanka assumes Chairmanship of BIMSTEC, LKI’s Anishka De Zylva and Divya Hundlani suggest a four-pronged approach for Sri Lanka to demonstrate its leadership in the Indian Ocean region.

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