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Sri Lanka: Character of Rajapakse political-economy

Paper No. 5559                                 Dated 16-Sep-2013

By Dr. Kumar David

Leader of the Samasamja Party, Prof. Tissa Vitarana has since the IMF began to influence economic policy described it as a trend to neoliberalism.

IP Gas Pipeline: A road to stability

Paper No. 5547                                         Dated 19-Aug-2013

Guest Column by Muhammad Nawaz Khan

Pakistan is facing an acute energy crisis and there is a huge gap in demand and supply. Pakistan, being an energy deficient country, is hugely suffering both economically and socially.

India/Pakistan/Bangladesh-: How long should we live in the Past?

Paper No. 5544         Dated 18-Aug-2013

Guest Column: By Kazi Anwarul Masud 

The line of control along Jammu & Kashmir is being violated repeatedly. India accuses Pakistan of the violations that is denied by Pakistan.

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.

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