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Sri Lanka Poised to Take Off PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 June 2011
 

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Sri Lankan Government has vowed to make the country “Asia’s wonder” or “miracle of Asia”. In some senses Sri Lanka is already a wonder; for positive as well as negative reasons. Sri Lanka has traversed from high-intensity armed conflict or civil war (pre-2002) to cessation of hostilities (Feb 2002 – Dec 2005), Tsunami natural disaster (end 2004), relapse into civil war (Dec 2005 - May 2009), and ultimately to the end of civil war (post- May 2009); perhaps the only country in Asia that has experienced such extreme misfortunes and fortunes in just a decade. Sri Lanka’s economy has been remarkably resilient despite human-made and natural disasters as well as an acute external shock (post- September 2008 global financial crisis) in the last decade.  

 

Sri Lanka Poised to Take Off July 2010 PDF

 


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Envisioning a robust Post-war Economy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 June 2011
 

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On the morning after the election result was announced I woke up to a stale old day. The winning margin of the election was too big to believe. The hope for believable change has turned into an unbelievable status quo. If it is the destiny of Sri Lanka, I humbly accept that. Now that the Sri Lankan people have chosen the President of the country for the next six years or eight years (depending on the interpretation of the Constitution by the Supreme Court),  it is time to strategise a robust post-war economy. 

 

Envisioning a robust post-war economy - Jan 2010 PDF


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Election PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 June 2011
 

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The thirty-year battle against terrorism has turned into a vicious battle for the spoils-of-war in recent times. This post war phenomenon does not augur well for the people of Sri Lanka. In a strange quirk of history, what took place within the Tigers of the North since February 2004 is now taking place among the Lions of the South since May 2009.

 

Election Jan 2010 English Ver. PDF

Election Jan 2010 Sinhala Ver. PDF


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American People Make History PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 June 2011
 

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Can the off-springs of the supremacists of both the State and the non-State in Sri Lanka convince and free their respective fathers out of their insular mindsets? Could the enigma of Barack Obama prick the conscience of the State and the non-State powers that be in Sri Lanka? Can the exemplary message of the American people inspire the general public in Sri Lanka (irrespective of ethnic affiliation) to break out of the shackles of parochialism, communalism and fascism?

 

American People Make History - Nov 2008 PDF

 


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Where does SAARC err? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2011
 

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This is an article written to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

HIMAL South Asian - July 2008.pdf

 


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Mahindanomics PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
 

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Two years have passed since President Rajapakse took office in November 2005 and therefore it is timely to review the performance/management of the economy, which I term Mahindanomics. The salient features of Mahindanomics are the following

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Resurgent Conflict Retarding Economy PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 January 2007
 

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In spite of rising GDP growth rate, declining unemployment rate, and strong stock market performance the Sri Lankan economy is showing signs of severe strain in terms of rising inflation, negative real interest rate, rising budget deficit, sharp increase in broad money supply, depreciation of the rupee, increasing current account deficit, and fast depleting overall balance in the external balance-of-payments

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Subsidies Mania Strikes Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 October 2004
 

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The Sri Lankan economy is on a precipice as a result of prolonged drought, soaring world oil prices, absence of clear and tangible economic policy framework, and lack of progress in kick starting the peace talks.

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Review of the Proposal for ISGA PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 November 2003
 

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The proposal by the LTTE on behalf of the Tamil people for an agreement to establish an Interim Self Governing Authority for the North East of the Island of Sri Lanka” reads the preamble of the LTTE proposal, and therefore every single Tamil person in Sri Lanka has the right to comment on this proposal. It is this inalienable right the reviewer exercises here.


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