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Sink or Swim? Sri Lanka in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The importance of 4IR and Sri Lanka’s preparedness for it has gained growing prominence in policy discourse, albeit at a superficial level. As such, Sri Lanka needs to focus on both technological preparedness as well as

My Way or the Huawei: Global Battle for 5G Dominance and its Impact on Sri Lanka

The ongoing battle between the US and the Chinese tech giant, Huawei, is escalating due to both parties’ eagerness to dominate 5G technology, the next major global technological revolution. Just recently, the US government

Lurking in the Shadows: A Closer Look at Multidimensional Poverty in Sri Lanka

Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) is an effective measure that captures the many different deprivations faced by the poor. Although the incidence of MDP in Sri Lanka is only 1.9% (around 400,000 persons), nearly 10% of the

Trash Talk: Dealing with Marine Plastic Pollution in Sri Lanka’s Oceans

If current marine plastic pollution trends continue, the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by 2050, predicts the World Economic Forum. In 2016, South Asia generated 26 million tonnes of plastic waste and