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

Sri Lanka’s flailing export sector gained some breathing space recently with the EU granting its GSP-Plus facility, which was withdrawn in 2010. While it is being touted as a significant achievement for Sri Lanka’s economic

‘Come Together’: Raising Standards in the Sri Lankan Pepper Industry

Sri Lankan pepper, like other spices from the island, is famous for its inherent quality. This article highlights the need to collectively upgrade standards governing the product and production process across the pepper value

Sri Lanka’s Debt Overhang: Getting Better, or Worse?

The Sri Lankan economy appears to be suffering from a growing debt crisis and is facing a risky external sector outlook in the near term. According to Central Bank’s 2016 Annual Report, the total general government external

Role of IPRs in Stimulating Innovations

When it comes to innovation, Sri Lanka has been overtaken by the rest of the world. While countries vie for top positions in the rapidly moving race for technological advancements, Sri Lanka lags far behind. On World