A contribution to the discussion on India-Sri Lanka economic relations

Posted on January 14, 2009  /  1 Comments


Update: Media coverage – ‘Prudent Trade and Policy Strategies with India will benefit Sri Lanka‘, The Island, 15.01.09

This work was outside LIRNEasia‘s core research program, but is still relevant because it addresses questions on services trade and investment between two countries LIRNEasia works in.  The forum was Sanvada, a policy dialogue run by the Pathfinder Foundation.   One of the key claims is that a framework agreement with some disciplinary force would be of greater value to Sri Lanka as a small country in its relations with India, and that this is even more true for services trade. 

Rohan Samarajiva made a presentation at the event, entitled, ‘1.2 trillion dollar GDP, 1.1 billion population: How best can we grow with India?

The full paper authored by Rohan Samarajiva and Priyanwada Herath can also be downloaded  here.

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