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Sri Lanka: Electricity price increases and a failed strike

Paper no. 5501                                         Dated 30-May-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David  

Electricity tariffs were raised on April 20 and there was such an outcry that GoSL was forced to climb down.

Discourse on Ethics-Divorced Policy

Paper No. 5466                                       Dated 20-April-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Margaret Thatcher is dead. While her departure from this earth was not universally mourned in England which the Iron Lady ruled for eleven years some have credited her along with her friend Ronald Reagan for initiating the beginning of the end of the cold war.

Fisheries in Palk Bay: Facts, Fist Fights and Remedies

Paper No. 5456                                        Dated 10-Apr-2013

Guest Column by Commodore R. S. Vasan (Retd.)

It is difficult not to come across print or a visual media report that does not carry news almost on a daily basis, about the intrusion of the Indian fishermen in to Sri Lankan waters and being apprehended by the SL Navy.

Edge of Chaos

Paper No. 5448                                     Dated 4-Apr-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud 

Intellectuals from the East, the West, the post-second world war financial institutions and the leaders of the world, singly and collectively, are now expressing their anxiety about increasing poverty afflicting many countries of the world.

Kishenganga Project: Interim Verdict of ICA- Lessons to be learnt


Paper No. 5415                                         Dated 05-Mar-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In a dispute between India and Pakistan over the diversion of water of Kishenganga in J & K through Wular lake, the International Court of Arbitration ruled that

Inevitability of Globalization

 Paper No. 5379          Dated 27-Jan-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Regardless of positive or negative perception on globalization a globalized world is a reality and has come to stay. Its effects on the economy varies according to the state of the economy be it in the developed or the developing world.

Maldives: Some Unknown Facts about GMR’s Mission

Paper No. 5325                                  Dated13-Dec-2012
By Rajeev Sharma
The controversy regarding GMR and its airport project in Maldives having gone sour has created waves in the Indian media. However not much is known about the financial and legal details in this regard. Here is a broad brush picture giving an account of the hitherto unknown facts.


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