Mercantilism : Has it lost its relevance?

Mercantilism which is the earliest theory pertaining to International Trade, was the dominant economic doctrine in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, which is often discussed with reference to colonialism as Mercantilism is considered to be a result of Colonization. In the past, this was based on the premise that national wealth and power were …

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My problem or the university system’s?

Ever since I began my undergraduate life, there hasn't been a single day that I haven't kept worrying about the due assignments, presentations, exams, researches, DEBATES and day-to-day readings we were/are made to read. Not a single day has passed without me wishing my school friends were there with me. Getting up and going to …

Institutional Reforms: A Must To Sustain Female Participation In Politics

The last Local Government(LG) election was a significant milestone for the female population in Sri Lanka. Even though Sri Lanka has produced the world’s first ever female Prime Minister and subsequently had a female president who served for two terms, women’s engagement in politics has always been notably low. Regardless of the fact that Sri …

Disaster and Media Disaster

During the past few days we saw all forms of media actively engaging in reporting about the floods which cost the country hundreds of lives and caused massive infrastructure and property damage. As usual the Sri Lankan media, especially TV channels and radio stations went a further step into collecting necessary dry rations and engaging …