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The Great British Breakoff: Making Sense of the Brexit Debacle

There could be grave consequences for the UK economy in the long run after leaving the European Union (EU), as it stumbles from one political-economic crisis to another. Prime Minister, Theresa May has failed to garner the

Tipping the Balance: Are Worker Remittances to Sri Lanka Really as Large as We Think?

In 2017, foreign exchange earnings from worker remittances to Sri Lanka stood at USD 7.2 billion, well ahead of other major foreign exchange earners, while they also covered 96% of the trade deficit. Despite a few

Allowing Youth to Tuk-Tuk or not Tuk-Tuk: Should Access to Three Wheeler Market in Sri Lanka be Regulated?

The large number of youth being employed as three wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka has concerned policymakers, especially given the widespread labour shortages in the country. The government has tried to intervene in the tuk-tuk

Lowering Sri Lanka’s NEETs: Need for Smoother School-to-Work Transitions

The presence of a large population of youth not in education, employment, or training (NEETs) is a major cause for concern for Sri Lanka. Worryingly, the country recorded a NEET rate of 26.1% in 2016, above the ILO global