Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A Tale of Two Genocides

This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. But Sri Lanka's is largely ignored.

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India’s False-flag Operation

The Sri Lankan attacks have all signs of being a classic “false” flag operation of RAW. The end motive is to malign and further demonize Muslims the world over, at the same time goad the Muslims emotionally into further reaction so that they can be confirmed labelled as a terrorist religion.

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Stability Reigns But Sri Lanka Might Stay in Chains

Sri Lanka will enter a critical phase of its economic reforms in 2018. In order to reap the full benefits of macroeconomic stability, the government should balance some quick policy fixes with deeper reforms.

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Responding to Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

The gloomy short-term economic forecast is bound to test the strength of Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition. In managing painful economic reforms, the government’s hard work is only beginning.

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Will Sri Lanka Overcome its Economic Woes?

It appears that Sri Lanka is in for some tough negotiations with the IMF. It has to address the structural issues, bring in financial reform to expand the tax base, reduce unnecessary expenditure and address the budget deficit. And it must do all these in a difficult political climate.

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Breaking Sri Lanka’s Economic Gridlock

The sharp drop in oil prices is helping to turn around Sri Lanka’s external current account, but remittance earnings are being hit hard, while export earnings remain in negative territory. The impact of global developments is only one side of the story. More compelling is the government’s capitulation to reform inertia.

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Sri Lanka Tilts Back from China

The full extent of India’s involvement in the Sri Lankan elections in January 2015 and again in August 2015 remains unclear, but there is little doubt that New Delhi was at least able to unite Tamil groups against Rajapaksa, no doubt lubricated with plenty of money.

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The Myth of Shining India

A group of Western officials after a study tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India, have some interesting impressions about the three countries, especially India.

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Towards an Independent and Accountable Judiciary in Sri Lanka

New measures on judicial ethics and conduct, financial disclosure, streamlining the process of appointments and promotions of judges, enhanced training, an independent and transparent investigations process into allegations against misconduct of Judges, as well as greater openness will enhance the accountability of Sri Lanka's judiciary, argues one analyst.

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Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean Games

Changes in Lankan leadership have precipitated a shift from a China-centric foreign policy towards a multilateral outlook.

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