Former Finance Secretary of India Speaks on Indo-Sri Lanka Economic Relations

20 November 2017
Lighthouse, LKI

When it comes to India-Sri Lanka trade relations, there is an opportunity to move beyond tariff lines to non-tariff barriers and the two countries should deal with issues facing businesses rather than with issues facing governments, said former Finance Secretary of India, Dr. S. Narayan, in Colombo recently.

He made these remarks at the joint lecture on ‘India-Sri Lanka Economic Relations in Modi’s India,’ hosted by IPS and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI), on 20 November 2017, at the Lighthouse at LKI.

His speech was followed by an expert panel discussion featuring Dr. Narayan, and the Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and Chairman of IPS, Prof. Razeen Sally. The discussion was moderated by Chair of the Global Economy Programme at LKI, Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja.

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