September 18, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Absence from Asia’s Big FTA Game

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Ganeshan Wignaraja highlights the value of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in continuing trade liberalisation in Asia in challenging economic times, and how Sri Lanka can benefit from joining RCEP.

September 8, 2017

Celebrating International Literacy Day: 8 ‘Great Reads’ on Foreign Relations


Reading Time: 2 min read Image Credit – Unsplash To celebrate International Literacy Day today, researchers at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute (LKI) share their favourite … Continue reading Celebrating International Literacy Day: 8 ‘Great Reads’ on Foreign Relations

July 19, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Future Lies in Emulating Factory Asia

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Ganeshan Wignaraja explores Sri Lanka’s potential in entering global value chains, as a means of countering Sri Lanka’s persistent trade woes.

May 22, 2017

Sri Lanka-China trade relations: Time to focus on unexplored Chinese markets

By Ravindra Deyshappriya,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Ravindra Deyshappriya explains the significant trade imbalance that has developed in Sri Lanka – China economic relations and highlights the potential for Sri Lanka to redress this situation.

May 9, 2017

‘Diplomacity’ in the 21st Century: Why Sri Lanka’s Local Mayors must become Global Players

By Rapti Ratnayake,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Rapti Ratnayake looks at how Colombo can take advantage of the opportunities afforded through city-to-city and mayor-to-mayor links to become a globally competitive city.

February 17, 2017

President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

By Dinusha Panditaratne,  Barana Waidyatilake,  

Reading Time: 7 min read Barana Waidyatilake and Dinusha Panditaratne look at implications of the U.S. presidency for Sri Lanka’s defence and trade relations.

January 25, 2017

What did Trump’s Inaugural Address say on Foreign Policy?

By Dinusha Panditaratne,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Dr. Dinusha Panditaratne looks at the inaugural address of the new U.S. President and his nationalist “new deal” for the world.

November 22, 2016

Six Perspectives that Explain Trump’s Views on Asia

By Anishka De Zylva,  Barana Waidyatilake,  

Reading Time: 8 min read Anishka De Zylva and Barana Waidyatilake on how Donald Trump’s presidency will affect economics, security and governance in Asia.

August 30, 2016

Sri Lanka and Australia’s Strategic Defence Interests

By Barana Waidyatilake,  

Reading Time: 8 min read Barana Waidyatilake looks at Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper and considers how Sri Lanka and Australia can deepen their strategic cooperation.

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