Sri Lanka between take-off or relapse: three scenarios by Razeen Sally

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka had a golden opportunity to take off table liberal democracy, sustainable and broadly shared economic growth, ethnic reconciliation and balanced international relations with the change of government in 2015, but the country is now drifting.

At a public forum organized by Advocata Institute and Echelon Magazine, Professor Razeen Sally Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore looks at the current policy direction.

In this lecture Razeen Sally presents three scenarios and the conditions, political, economic and social that would make them happen.
 
Scenario One:  "Take-off" –  a stable liberal democracy, sustainable and broadly shared economic growth, ethnic reconciliation and balanced international relations.
 
Scenario Two: "Drift" – populist, incompetent governance, crony economics, social discontent and China-tilting foreign relations.
 
Scenario Three: "Relapse" – back to Big Man illiberal democracy, a statist economy, ethnic strife and servitude to China.

The public lecture would be held on December 20, 2016 (Tuesday) at 1730 hours at Excel World Auditorium.

Registration at this link.

 

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