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Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Trade Ties: Issues and Prospects

By Muhammad Estiak Hussain Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are two friendly neighbors from South Asia. Although the formal diplomatic relations were established in 1972, the relationship goes beyond that dating…

Sri Lanka’s health crisis :Urgent action is needed to maintain vital services

By Shashika Bandara and Inosha Alwis Sri Lanka is facing a severe political and economic crisis, and the health system is at risk of collapse. The crisis has been caused by…

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka and its impact on older adults

By Keshini Madara Marasinghe Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic downturn in history. Due to depleting foreign reserves, the country is facing shortages in fuel, food, cooking gas, medicines,…

In Tackling the Current Crisis In Sri Lanka, Put Children’s Needs First – UNICEF

Op-Ed by UNICEF Sri Lanka Article 3(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)states that, “ln all actions concerning children the best interest of the…

Sri Lankan Economic Crisis Inflicted by Self-Serving Elite

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Sri Lanka has just defaulted on its foreign debt for the very first time. Attributing its current predicament to a Chinese ‘debt-trap’ is a new Cold War…

Colombo Stock Brokers Association defends the decision to temporarily close down the Colombo Stock Exchange

Colombo Stock Brokers Association (CSBA) defends the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) to temporarily close down the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) for 5 business…

From Crisis to Inclusive Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

By Faris Hadad-Zervos. World Bank and Hans Timmer Sri Lanka has managed the health and safety aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in a commendable way.  The nation has been and…

THE WALL OF STRENGTH AGAINST AGGRESSION

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 141 of the 193 United Nations member states voted for the UN resolution on Russia’s aggression (thirty-five abstained and five voted against). Almost the entire world has…

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Economic Implications for Sri Lanka

By Asanka Wijesinghe The Russian invasion of Ukraine deepens the existing global economic woes – persistent supply chain bottlenecks and associated rising inflation – clouding the prospects of a smooth global economic recovery from…

Sri Lankan Economy Spiralling out of control; Requests IMF assistance

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Sri Lanka’s economic meltdown is one of the worst in recent decades, pushing many families into poverty. The situation is rapidly spiraling out of control with multiple…