Faulty policies hinder India’s SEZ’s progress

modimerkelBy Amitendu Palit

COMMENT: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature ‘Make in India’ initiative — which aims to transform India into a global manufacturing hub — specially mentions the importance of special economic zones (SEZs) in attracting foreign investors. But despite the strong pitch, these export-oriented enclaves have struggled to draw investments. Continue reading

Sri Lanka constitution should ‘integrate’ not ‘assimilate’

srilankaBy M.A.M.H. Barry

COMMENT: The Constitution of any State is the organic and the supreme law of that State. It explicates, regulates and articulates relationship and cohesiveness between the State and its people, people and people, State and institutions, institutions and people and also it directs and governs the State’s relationship with the rest of the world.  Continue reading