November 2017

Sri Lanka and Indian Ocean foreign policy

Sunday Times, 19 November, 2017
The vision of Sri Lanka as an Indian Ocean state has been evolving over the years. Initially this notion was familiar mainly to archaeologists and historians dealing with the material evidence found in ancient sites like Mantai as well as written accounts, oral stories, maps, etc from early foreign sources, East and West. More…

10th South Asia Economic Summit concludes

The Himalayan Times, 17 November, 2017
The stalling of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has doubly highlighted the importance of Track II initiatives like the South Asia Economic Summit, according to Swarnim Wagle, vice chairman of the National Planning Commission. More…

SAARC members urged to work together for trade

The News, 14 November, 2017
South Asian countries urgently need to work together with a strong business agenda in services trade as the SAARC region possess a huge potential to be fully exploited for promotion of trade to usher in an era of progress, development and prosperity. More…