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  • GSP+ and Sri Lanka; Benefits and callengers

    GSP+ and Sri Lanka; Benefits and callengers

    DRI. The Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union (EU) is a trade arrangement that allows developing countries to pay less or no duties on their exports to the EU. The EU offers GSP programmes to help vulnerable countries to reduce poverty, improve governance and foster a process of sustainable development. The Generalised […]

  • Paul Caspersz (1925-2017): The Politics of religion

    Paul Caspersz (1925-2017): The Politics of religion

    by Jayantha Somasundaram (The Island 27 September 2005.) Rev. Fr. Paul Caspersz, SJ, who celebrated his eightieth birthday was recently felicitated with a national seminar that dealt both with global as well as national issues of development. This reflection on the politics of religion in Sri Lanka is penned as a tribute to him. God […]

  • Wijeweera and Prabhakaran: Two sides of the same coin

    Wijeweera and Prabhakaran: Two sides of the same coin

    by Vishwamithra. Rohana Wijeweera was a remarkable man. At the height of the cold war in the international arena, when the United States of America (USA) was in constant confrontation with the then Soviet Union (USSR) in every possible global forum, Wijeweera played his logical role as the leader of the first revolutionary political party […]

  • How Sri Lanka Commissions Away The Disappeared

    How Sri Lanka Commissions Away The Disappeared

    Image: Disappeared day  30.08.2016 in Colombo (c) s.deshapriya. By Shiran Illanperuma.  Parliament last year approved the establishment of a Permanent Office for Missing Persons (OMP), in an attempt to address the country’s ugly legacy of enforced disappearances that dates back to the ’70s, with the repression of the first JVP uprising. But for women like […]

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