Category: Economic Alert Published on Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:36
A Winning Combination.
The combination of Sri Lanka’s geographical proximity and multifaceted ties with India which stretch back millennia not least through Buddhism; and the close all weather friendship with the People’s Republic of China which spans over six decades, creates an unprecedented development opportunity. Maximizing commercial opportunities with both countries are not mutually exclusive objectives. Sino-Indian economic ties were given a major boost during President Xi’s recent visit to India. This will inevitably generate new opportunities for Sri Lanka as well (see previous Pathfinder Alert 64 at www.pathfinderfoundation.org). This poses the question as to what would be the most conducive framework for maximizing the benefits from the proximity to India and the closeness to China. Getting the FTAs with the two countries right would act as a major engine for growth and development. It is noteworthy that Mexico has benefited greatly from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which links it both to the US and Canada.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:04
Category: Economic Alert Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:47
A Results – Oriented Visit
President Xi’s visit to Sri Lanka delivered an array of concrete outcomes across a wide range of activities. A total of 27 agreements were signed in important areas.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:17
Category: Economic Flash Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:51
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Akin to figures painted on a wall
Friends do not dodge at all
May he be in joy or grief
Hedge of genuine friends no brief
(Salalihini Sandeshaya- Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thero)
Sri Lanka has utilized its newly found freedom from 30 years of terrorism and bloodshed for the promotion of several development projects and programs over the past few years. The primary objective of these types of projects, is to make Sri Lanka an international and/or regional hub for maritime, aviation, commercial, education and energy businesses.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:55