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  • Reclaiming Identity: A Sri Lanka war survivor's quest

    To escape the horrors of war, Thanuja shed her identity. Now, she’s reclaiming it — and building a society that looks past ethnic differences. Born to a Tamil father and a Sinhalese mother, Thanuja directly experienced the suffering caused by the Civil War in Sri Lanka. At age four, in an effort to protect her […]

  • The Populist Toxin: Is Sri Lanka Immune?

    The Populist Toxin: Is Sri Lanka Immune?

    by Tisaranee Gunasekara. " Sirisena and Wickremesinghe must reach workable compromises on key issues: economic reform that shares the pain of change equitably and renewed anti-corruption, anti-impunity drives that prioritise a limited number of significant criminal cases implicating both major parties..." International Crisis Group (Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere) Five years before he was stabbed to […]

  • GSP-Plus: An Elixir or Just Palliation for Sri Lanka’s Export Woes?

    GSP-Plus: An Elixir or Just Palliation for Sri Lanka’s Export Woes?

    IPS/ Sri Lankan exports, which have been flagging in recent times, gained some much needed relief with the European Union’s (EU) Foreign Affairs Council deciding to grant additional trade preferences to Sri Lanka under its GSP-Plus initiative. By granting this concession, Sri Lanka will now benefit from the full removal of tariffs on Sri Lankan imports […]

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