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The Corona: Is China having the last laugh? View from Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6555       dated  28-Mar-2020

 By A.Jathindra

China has continued to object to Coronavirus being referred to as “Wuhan Virus” or “Chinese Virus” which by all accounts originated in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also instructed to stop referring the new strain of coronavirus as Wuhan or Chinese flu. The WHO has been urging for many years not to identify flus by geography or animals (swine flu, bird flu, monkey pox). 

Corona Virus: China Falters and the World Suffers:

Paper No. 6549                             Dated 15-Mar-2020

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is not disputed that the Corona virus now officially named Covid-19 originated in Wuhan of Hubei Province China.

Official Chinese sources say that it was on December 10, 2019 that the first case was reported.  One Wei Guixien started feeling sick.  He had probably visited the local Chinese wild life market where wild Civet Cats are traded. 

Sri Lanka: Resolve Sri Lankan Refugee Dilemma

Paper No. 6538              Dated 11-Feb-2020

By Prof. Surynarayan

Waving the National Flag”: Sri Lankan Flag- Aggressive & Violent?

                                                             Paper No. 6498            Dated 24-Sep-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

Indus water Treaty: Now Pakistan Complains of excess discharge of water from India!

Paper No. 6493           Dated  12-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty!

In accusing India, he went beyond his brief and accused India of trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, strangulate economically and now trying to strangulate Pakistan’s water resources. 

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Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty and the Hydro Politics

Paper No. 6578               Dated 3-Aug-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge- A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series. 

The National Dialogue Series was initiated by the IPRI to facilitate cooperative solutions to major socio-economic issues and help in the formulation of broad contours of a national narrative.

Bhutan: The sad case of Punatsangchhu project 1- Lessons to be learnt

Paper no. 6577 .             Dated 31-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, of DPT and leader of opposition raised the issue of Punatsangchhu I in  Bhutan Parliament and suggested that in view of geological problems, mounting debt and expenditure it would be better to hold the project at the current stage. He added more out of courtesy  that no one can be blamed for ‘geological surprises’.  He said that the project due to be completed by 2016 may get extended even to 2024-2025.

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