AUTHOR: N. Sathiya Moorthy
PRICE: Rs. 475.00/$14.5
EXTENT: 232+XII (HB)
About the Book
The relationship between the two democracies Sri Lanka and India – has been largely defined in the recent past by domestic political compulsions, and a peculiar lack of understanding of each other’s priorities and positions on specific issues leading to misgivings and dilemmas. The emergence of coalition politics at the national level, and the increasing influence of local interest groups on foreign policy formulations, in both the courtiers over the past two decades have infused extra dimensions to the relationship. Thus it has become imperative to study issues of bilateral concern in a broader regional framework without ignoring the trials and tribulation of domestic politics in both the countries.
The book explores several other issues of common interest. India can provide a workable solution to ethnic strife while Sri Lanka can offer lessons in health care delivery and education. Early Sri Lankan Engagement with market economy and globalization can benefit India’s journey towards inclusive growth.
About the Author
N. Sathiya Moorthy is a seasoned journalist and political analyst. Over the years, he has keenly followed developments in the relations between India and Sri Lanka, focusing particularly on the ethnic issue in the island State. Sathiya Moorthy writes popular weekly column for the Daily Mirror, Colombo. He is at present the Director, Chennai Chapter, Observer Research Foundation.