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Religious Conflict in Sri Lanka: An Assessment

Sri Lanka’s trauma with communal violence raging in Kandy eased on March 9, 2018. According to media reports (Times of India & Indian express, Mar. 10, 2018), no incidents were reported from the affected neighbourhoods of Kandy since then, although....

Commentary: Sri Lanka-Pakistan Relations: Visit of Gen. Bajwa

Pakistan has been traditionally working on enhancing mutual cooperation and strengthening of bilateral relationship, especially focusing on defense ties, with Sri Lanka. On more than one occasion, Sri Lanka has expressed gratitude for Pakistan’s he....

दृष्टि से परे: प्रधानमंत्री की यात्रा

अंतरराष्ट्रीय वेसक दिवस के उद्घाटन के लिए भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री की दो दिन (11-12 मई) की श्रीलंका यात....

Strife in Tamil National Alliance: Pragmatism Precedes Over Politics

“Like a metal abraded by a file, the might of a clan is eroded by enemies within.” -‘Thirukkural’, division 2 (Porul), chapter 89, verse 888 More than 2000 years back, in above quoted words of wisdom, Saint Thiruvalluvar, often reg....

VIF-Pathfinder Foundation: Discussion on India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Cooperation for Promoting Blue Economy

16-17 May 2017, the VIF and Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka, jointly held a three-session Round Table Discussion on India-Sri Lanka bilateral cooperation. The focus was on promoting ‘blue economy’, relatively a new concept that focuses on sustai....

Trincomalee: India’s Call

Trincomalee, or ‘Trinco’ in mariners’ jargon, is a unique port which fulfils every ship captain’s dream. It has great depths of water, vast sea room to manoeuvre the largest of ships and provides safety from the elements even in the worst of ....

Trincomalee Consultation, 16 – 17 Feb 2017, Colombo

The ‘Trincomalee Consultation 2017’, a Track 1.5 dialogue, was organized by the Pathfinder Foundation (Sri Lanka) in collaboration with Carnegie India to discuss the development of Trincomalee port as regional hub for the Bay of Bengal. The Consu....

तमिल नेशनल अलायंस द्वारा 2017 के बजट की आलोचना – विपक्षी दल के लिए आत्मावलोकन का समय

श्रीलंका के वित्त मंत्री रवि करुणानायके ने 2017 का बजट पहली बार 10 नवंबर को पढ़ा। बजट पर दूसरी चर्चा....

Is Swapping Hambantota Port Debt to Equity a Panacea for Sri Lanka’s Debt Crisis?

The Sri Lakan cabinet has approved a proposal under which Sri Lanka will lease 80 percent of the Hambantota Port to Hong Kong-based China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CMPort) for 99 years for $1.12 billion.1 This Framework Agreement was signed on....

Tamil National Alliance’s Critique on Budget 2017- Time to Introspect for the Opposition Party

Sri Lanka Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presented the first reading of the Budget 2017 on November 10. The second reading debate and committee stage debate are scheduled to be held within 26 days in the months of November and December. ....

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