“Sri Lanka today also faces two dangers in relation to the deflationary global economy. First, the danger of a foolish move by the Government to open up trade, precisely when there is over production and falling prices in the global market that could undermine production within the country. The other danger is the increasingly xenophobic and chauvinistic mobilisations by the remnants of the Rajapaksa regime capitalising on our economic woes and linking it to fears about trade liberalisation. The political damage of the latter can be as deadly as the economic damage of the former. It was just a few years back that the Rajapaksa regime, to deflect attention from its economic failures, encouraged attacks on Muslim businesses and polarised the country.” Continue reading Trade Liberalisation in a Time of Global Economic Crisis: Economic and Political Implications of ETCA – Ahilan Kadirgamar
There is a need to preserve the historical and important parts of the City. The conserved buildings should project the evolution of the City and its historicity. Like a old beautiful grandmother. The wrinkles on her face is an integral part of her personality, it gives her character and her due place and stature in society. She is not for sale. Gentrification is not the answer to the development of the city Continue reading Urban Planning: the future – special reference to Sri Lanka by Ashley de Vos – Part 3
Ahilan Kadirgamar on Left Discourse -‘Sri Lanka and the Global Economy: ECTA, FDI and other options organized by Socialist Study Circle, held on Friday, 11 March 2016 at the Sama Samaja Piyasa
සමාජවාදී අධ්ය්යන කවයේ සංවිධානයෙන් පසුගිය මාර්තු 11 දින සම සමාජ පියසේ දී වමේ කතිකාව: ශ්රී ලංකාව හා ගෝලීය ආර්ථිකය:ඊසීටීඒ,විදේශ ආයෝජන හා අනෙකුත් විකල්ප යන මැයෙන් අහිලන් කදිර්ගාමර් (දේශපාලන ආර්ථික විද්යාඥ ) දැක්වූ අදහස් රමිඳු පෙරේරා විසින් එසැණින් කරන ලද එහි සිංහල පරිවර්තනය ද සහිතව පලවේ.
Ahilan Kadirgamar on The Politics of Memory and a Critique of Transitional Justice at the seminar held on On Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy University of Colombo
Ahilan Kadirgamar is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) and a member of the Collective for Economic Democratization in Sri Lanka.