“Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’? A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy”
This presentation titled “Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’? A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy” is divided into two portions. The first section briefly investigates the prevailing political environment in the island and underscores 6 recommendations for Sri Lanka so that it can pursue a utilitarian policy approach in line with its national interests. In that sense, this section succinctly summarizes my core argument from The Diplomat.
The second portion of the presentation sifts through the practical application of these recommendations. It looks at the present-day foreign policy research and decision-making apparatus in Sri Lanka and breaks down adverse impacts from the
1. Absence of policymaking clarity
2. Lack of clearly delineated hierarchy
3. Acrimony between the constituent members of the government On the policy making process of the country