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Will the BRICS Bank and Fund Boost Global South?
Daily Star
23rd July 2014
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Chinese Financial Assistance to Boost Intra-Regional Trade in South Asia
East Asia Forum
17th July, 2014
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China-Sri Lanka FTA: Meeting the Challenges
17th July, 2014
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Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Ties Make Major Strides
The Daily Star
7th July 2014
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‘Key Challenges Facing the Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka’
27th June, 2014
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China’s Growing Reach in South Asia
East Asia Forum
25th June 2014
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‘Gamani Corea and Commodity Price Stabilization’
17th April, 2014
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‘Challenges Remain for China-Sri Lanka FTA’
28th March, 2014
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Global Economic Outlook for 2014 and Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times,
29th December, 2013
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WTO Bali Ministerial Outcome:
What Implications for Global Trade and Sri Lanka?
Ceylon Today,
15th December, 2013
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SAARC Needs an Institutional Revamp
The Island
7th December, 2013
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WTO Bali Ministerial: Issues and Challenges
3rd December, 2013
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Book Review : Famine, Fevers and Fear: The State and Disease in British Colonial Sri Lanka
The Island
2nd December, 2013
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A Growing Trend China, Lanka Trade and Investment Links
Business LK, Vol.1, No.8,
November 2013
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True son of Sri Lanka: Gamani Corea 1925 - 2013
The Sunday Times
10th November, 2013
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India, China in Investment ‘Great Game’ Over Lanka
August 2013
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India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement: Looking Back to Look Beyond
Business LK
June –July 2013
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Book Review - In the Best Interest of My Country
DailyFT, 8th July 2013
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Sri Lanka’s Vision of Urban Development
Daily FT, 17 May 2013
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Export Sector in Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges
Sri Lanka Exporter
Vol. 80, April-June 2013
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“Migration for Foreign Employment – A Vital Component of Sri Lankan Economy”
Business LK, March 2013
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Global Economic Downturn: The Challenges Ahead
Daily FT, 13th March, 2013
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Global Economy and Prospects for the Sri Lankan Economy in 2013
The Sunday Times, 30th December, 2012

‘Japan - Sri Lanka Economic Relations: 60 years and Beyond’
The Island, 10th December, 2012
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Book Review - Regional Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
The Island, 19th November, 2012
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Book Review – A must-read for all those who deal with Tax Matters
DailyFT, 19th November, 2012
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Book Review – Taxation, Fiscal Policy and the Economy in Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times, 26th August, 2012
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‘Aid Effectiveness Debate in Busan’
Trade Insights, Vol.8, No.1, 2012

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‘Analyzing Consumer vs Producer Interests in Trade Liberalization under SAFTA’
The Island, 13th February, 2012
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‘South Asia’s Challenge: Generating More and Better Jobs in the Next Two Decades’
The Sunday Times, 29th January, 2012
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‘Global Economic Outlook and Prospects for the Sri Lankan Economy in 2012’
The Sunday Times, 01st January, 2012
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‘Human Development Report 2011 - Review’
The Island, 04th December, 2011
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‘Budget 2012: Bold Step to Depreciate Rupee’
Lakbima News, 27th November, 2011

UAE-Sri Lanka Economic Relations – A Growing Partnership
Daily Mirror, 24th November, 2011
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Regional Poverty
Himal South Asian, 17th November, 2011
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SAARC Needs a Major Shakeup!
The Island, 27th September, 2011
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Accelerating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka
Daily FT, 10th June, 2011
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What does the latest WTO Review say on Sri Lanka’s Trade Policy?
Daily FT, 29th April, 2011
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Crises in Japan, Middle East, West Africa will not hinder global recovery
Sunday Observer,27th March, 2011
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Excerpts of the representation made before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission
The Island,21st February, 2011
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Food Prices Up Again: Why, How and What?
Daily News,21st January, 2011
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Global Economic Outlook for 2011 and Emerging Concerns for Developing Countries
The Island,,3rd January, 2011
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Tax issues - Current system not delivering needed revenue
Too many exemptions, lot of evasion Sunday Times, 21 November, 2010
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Book Review: Money, Inflation and Output - by H.N. Thenuwara
The Nation,7 November, 2010
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Book Review: Challenging the Injustice of Poverty: Agenda for Inclusive Development in South Asia
The Island, 14 October, 2010
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Role of Imports in the Sri Lankan Economy
The Island, 29 August, 2010
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Issues for Thimpu SAARC Summit 2010
Daily News, 21 April, 2010
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Services-led economic growth: How stable and sustainable?
The Nation, 11 April, 2010
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GSP-Plus removal ‘will raise many issues for EU in global trade debate
Future of the GSP-Plus scheme
The Island, 12 March, 2010
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Recovery will be slow and steady in 3Q of 2009
Views on the current situation of the global recession.
The Nation, 23 August, 2009
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Review of the Book: Economic Wisdom for Babies
The Sunday Times, 07 June, 2009
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Global Economic Crisis and Sri Lanka
Journal of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, March/April, 2009
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15th SAARC Summit: Emerging Issues
Trade Insight, Vol.4, No. 3, 2008

Review Essay: Gamani Corea: My Memoirs
Sunday Island, 31 August, 2008
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South Asia Development and Cooperation Report
The Island, 25 August, 2008
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Traditional SAARC, modern Southasia
Himal Southasian, August, 2008
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Sri Lanka DFCC Bank
Daily Mirror, 28 March, 2008

DFCC at 50: Looking Back to Look Beyond
Sunday Island, 2 March, 2008
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10 Strategies for South Asia
Trade Insight, Vol. 4, No. 1 (SAWTEE), February, 2008
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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance in 2006: A Closer Look
Sri Lanka Exporter, Vol. 58, July/Sep 2007
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Towards Greater Economic Connectivity in South Asia
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXXII, No. 39, September, 2007
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Global Integration and National Interests: Managing Change in Sri Lanka
OPA Journal, Vol. 22, May 2007
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India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Six Years Performance and Beyond
February, 2007
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