“Since the start of the new year, Sri Lanka has fallen deeper into an economic crisis. The crisis has led to protests across the country, the resignation of its Prime Minister, and its first debt default since independence. Ranil Wickremesinghe has recently been appointed as Sri Lanka’s prime minister for the sixth time, three days…… Continue reading Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis: Foreign Policy Amidst Domestic Tumult
“Domestic pressure within Sri Lanka has remained a driving force behind bilateral relations with China, especially when other friendly countries were unable to assist Sri Lanka in times of need.” Read the full article on the Stimson Center publication, South Asian Voices.
The paper analyses Sri Lanka’s role in the BIMSTEC in the context of the evolving dynamics among the member countries, the securitised nature of the Bay of Bengal and the climatic conditions that are increasingly affecting the region. It focuses on four main areas via which Sri Lanka can strive to make its two-year chairmanship…… Continue reading Sri Lanka and BIMSTEC: Past, Present and Prospects for the Future
“Introduction Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have very vibrant political and military relations. Sri Lanka also has excellent cultural and social relations with the former, which are longstanding and have withstood the test of time. The same cannot be said about the economic relations between the two countries. It is important for two sovereign states…… Continue reading Economic Relations: A Sri Lankan Perspective
Last week this page gave an overview into what the G20 is and what their summits are about. It helped understand what the group of 19 states and the EU stands for. It is the background to understanding the outcomes of the meeting in Antalya which will be discussed today. It should be mentioned at…… Continue reading Outcomes of the G20 Summit in Antalya