Kithmina Hewage

Sri Lanka’s New Regionalism: Looking beyond South Asia

Sri Lanka occupies a pivotal position as a strategic asset to both India and China, and despite its role as a pioneer of SAARC, the country is increasingly turning towards broader engagement with East Asia. This blog examines how Sri Lanka can delicately balance both Indian and Chinese interests to its advantage, to leverage the benefits of both regional superpowers.

Sri Lanka and the Pivot to Asia in the New Global Order

This article examines the implications of China’s rise in the new global order and Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy on Sri Lanka.

Policy Instability – The Achilles Heel of Sri Lanka’s Productivity

This article elaborates on some key aspects highlighted in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/17, which sheds light on structural weakness in the economy that inhibits Sri Lanka’s progress.

South-South Cooperation – A New Lease of Life for Developing Countries

This article argues that the South-South Cooperation is gradually changing the landscape of economic and political diplomacy among the countries.

Doing Business in Sri Lanka: Investment Climate and Challenges Ahead

This article highlights the importance of Sri Lanka to look beyond regional focus, despite it’s strong position compared to its South Asian counterparts in the World Bank’s recent ‘Doing Business Report’.