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Bilateral trade and economic diplomacy: The future of Indo-Sri Lanka economic initiatives

The emergence of Indian foreign policies (IFPs) such as the Neighbourhood First policy, has provided a pathway to promote economic integration among the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Why Constitutional reform is a threat

The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution is considered the first constitutional reform effected under Yahapalanaya Government. Reducing Presidential Immunity to some extent, making President responsible to the Parliament, restricting number of terms a person can be elected

Walking the talk

A landmark was created in the country's political history concerning the question of tackling corruption, with decisive action emanating from the Head of State that assuredly would see the slaying of the hydra headed monster of bribery, corruption, sleaze and intrigue in the upper echelons of political power, that has been eating into the country's vitals since the dawn of Independence.

Appoint Commission for Wilpattu

Issues surrounding the Wilpattu National Park encroachment have reached an all-time high with the Auditor General's Department report that was released earlier this month. The matter which went under cryosleep and forced on the ice, like every other subject in the country, saw resurgence, last week, with several events.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...