Dateline Colombo by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
  • Sri Lanka and China: Towards Innovation Driven Economies
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    01 Sep, 2014   ·    4637
    September begins with summer Davos in Tianjin, China, themed, ‘Creating Value through Innovation’; and over 1,500 participants from 90 countries will be in attendance. The discussion will be on how innovation can generate more ...
  • India-Sri Lanka: Strengthening Regional Cooperation
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    04 Aug, 2014   ·    4595
    August marks the death anniversary of the late Lakshman Kadirgamar, a remarkable Foreign Minister brutally assassinated by the LTTE. He once said, “India and Sri Lanka relationship is lost in the mist of time,” which signifies ...
  • Sri Lanka: A New Melody for Nation-building
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    07 Jul, 2014   ·    4551
    The month of June marked the first International Seminar on South Asia Development organised by the Xinhua news agency in Hong Kong, where this author was invited to speak on the topic of Sri Lanka at the centre of the Maritime Silk Road ...
  • Asia Pacific: Reset for Qualitative Change
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    03 Jun, 2014   ·    4487
    Permeated by many turbulent events in May 2014, East Asia served as the milieu for events from the coup d'état in Thailand, to maritime cooperation for the Indonesia-Vietnam boundary between President Susilo and the Prime Minis ...
  • Ethnic Reconciliation: Learning from the Rwandan Experience
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    05 May, 2014   ·    4423
    In May 2014, the nation of Rwanda commemorates the twentieth year of its brutal massacre. In one of the most cruel and inhumane moments of history to date, the Hutus massacred 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis as well as moderate Hutus within ...
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