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#5302, 20 June 2017
Dateline Colombo
Crisis and Foresight Analysis

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes about the importance of preparing foresight maps and situation analysis on a long term framework for developing countries
#5237, 18 February 2017
Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera assesses how Sri Lanka fared in 2016 and makes recommendations for 2017
#5137, 23 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Sri Lanka: Fault-lines in the Transitional Justice Process

Aaranya Rajasingam reviews Sri Lanka's report card in the 2016 Fragile States Index and identifies pressing issues the country currently faces
#5126, 14 September 2016
Dateline Colombo
Oceans of (Dis)trust

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera contextualises Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Colombo in light of the Sri Lankan government’s promises at the UNHRC session in Geneva, September 2016
#5058, 13 June 2016
Dateline Colombo
New Delhi-Tamil Nadu Relations and India’s Sri Lanka Policy

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera analyses the current and future trajectory India-Sri Lanka bilateral in the wake of the re-election of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha
#5003, 21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#4978, 31 January 2016
Dateline Colombo
Forecast 2016: A Roadmap for Sri Lanka

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera outlines Sri Lanka's achievements in 2015 and makes recommendations for 2016
#4922, 12 October 2015
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka and the World: Terrorism and Effective Reconciliation

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera argues the case for good governance and credible institutions as a precondition for truth and reconciliation to produce sustainable results
#4910, 8 September 2015
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: Moving Towards a Higher Collective Outcome

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes on the importance of a comprehensive collective national plan to tackle the hurdles of nation-building in Sri Lanka
#4905, 11 August 2015
Dateline Colombo
The Importance of Electing the Best to our Nation's Parliament

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes about the pressing need for electing a competent leadership in the upcoming parliamentary election in Sri Lanka
#4871, 10 May 2015
Dateline Colombo
Finding a Path to True Democracy in Sri Lanka

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes about the significance of sustainability in nation-building efforts for Sri Lanka at this point in time
#4809, 19 January 2015
Sri Lankan Presidential Election
The Fall of Rajapaksa: Why Democracies Fail Strongmen

D Suba Chandran writes why leaders must not take the ballot for granted in complex democracies like in South Asian countries
#4804, 14 January 2015
Sri Lanka after Rajapaksa: A New Chapter with India?
Prof V Suryanarayan on improving bilateral relations between the two countries in the post Rajapakse era
#4793, 5 January 2015
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: Stability in 2015

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, with a focus on the presidential elections, sets the stage for Sri Lanka in 2015.
#4637, 1 September 2014
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka and China: Towards Innovation Driven Economies

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes how Sri Lanka can leverage its geostrategic location to improve its economy
#4577, 24 July 2014
Sri Lanka: Understanding the Buddhist-Muslim Communal Clashes
Zarin Ahmad explains the current conflict between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and Muslims from a historical perspective
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015

   
News
EDITORIAL - The 12% mystery!
Daily Mirror, 4 November 2014
he Budget 2015 was everyone’s ‘darling’. It seemed to have brought a bag full of goodies with something for everyone. It also tried to address a serious issue faced by pensioners and senior citizens in the country.  The interests...

Enter the Dragon
The Sunday Times, 4 November 2014
No other country in Sri Lanka’s post-war history has wielded the influence, had the reach or commanded the servility that China today does. The bilateral relationship between the two nations has grown so rapidly that few have had the time, or...

Sri Lanka bars foreigners from the north
Telegraph, 20 October 2014
Tourists and any others who wish to travel there will now have to obtain prior approval, according to the country's defence ministry.

Ranil Meeting Sri Lankan Diaspora
Sri Lanka Gaurdian, 20 October 2014
October 20, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Campaign orchestrated by the wings of the Sri Lankan government against the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe is clearly a calculated, diabolical and depraved drive of harassment to gain petty parochial...

India and Sri Lanka hold Second Defence Dialogue
New LK, 10 October 2014
The second Annual Defence Dialogue (ADD) between the Defence Secretaries of India and Sri Lanka was held in Colombo on Thursday (09).  Defence Secretary, Shri R.K. Mathur and the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa co-chaired the...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Social Media: Sri Lanka's New War Zone
J Jeganaathan
Issue Brief 226
 
 

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