Editorial Team

GSP-Plus Removal Will Raise Many Issues for EU in Global Trade Debate

> Recently, Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director – IPS, spoke to The Island Financial Review* on a number of issues relating to EU trade policy and Sri Lanka, as the future of the GSP-Plus scheme to country remains in doubt. …

10 Years of the IS-FTA: An Overview of Indo-Lanka Trade

> by Suwendrani Jayaratne, Research Assistant and Anushka Wijesinha, Research Officer – IPS The India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA) which was signed in 1998 marked an important milestone in India-Sri Lanka relations paving the way to strengthen and broaden trade …

Sri Lanka must adopt better migration management to maximise the benefits

The phenomenon of international migration brings into play many sensitive issues of national security and identity, of social change and cultural adaptation, and of resource allocation. All these questions represent important challenges to migration policy makers. Policy choices made now will help to determine whether migration is managed to maximize its benefits, or whether it will continue to be a source of concern, potential social disruption and friction between States. The key is not to prevent mobility, but to manage it better

As COP15 begins, Sri Lanka needs to mainstream the climate change debate

The much anticipated COP15 conference on climate change has commenced and many national delegations have already departed to Copenhagen. A record 15,000 participants will take part in this 2 week conference, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Much of the world will eagerly await the outcome of these talks, which hope to set in motion a new treaty to follow the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2012

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