Conference paper

Enabling lean among small and medium enterprise (sme) contractors in Sri Lanka

Lack of sufficient attention to the possible benefits of adopting lean concept has hindered the performance of small and medium enterprise (SME) contractors in Sri Lanka. Insufficient knowledge on minimising non-value adding activities (NVAA) is considered as the major barrier to implementing lean. Moreover, there...
Report

Exit from aid: an analysis of country experiences

This report looks systematically at the impact on development financing of countries’ transition from low- to middle-income status. It includes eight case studies: Egypt, Ghana, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Report

‘Out of the shadows’: war-affected women with disabilities in Sri Lanka - final report

This report, drawing upon disability-inclusive methodologies of co-creation, development and engagement, maps the lived experiences of women with disabilities living within the war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.
Conference paper

Beyond digital displays: design considerations for tablet applications targeting children with ASD in Sri Lanka

Technology is being extensively used among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in affluent countries. However, there is a paucity of studies exploring the use of technology for children with ASD in developing countries like Sri Lanka.
Report

Transnational crime in Sri Lanka: future considerations for international cooperation

Overview This report examines transnational, serious and organised crime in Sri Lanka, its impact on neighbouring states, law enforcement cooperation, and the influence of Sri Lanka’s changing geopolitical and economic orientation on criminal activity. Geopolitical change was a major influence on the patterns of transnational...
Report

The regional impacts of Australian asylum seeker policies: what "stopping the boats" means for people seeking asylum

To date, relatively little attention has been given to the experience of people seeking asylum being 'warehoused' in our region. While the policies of the country in which they are residing also impact on their experiences, it is clear from researchers, non-government organisations (NGOs) that...
Discussion paper

India’s strategic vision and Sri Lanka’s national security

From its inception on 26 January 1950, the Republic of India has possessed the strategic vision of playing a major role in Asian and world affairs. During the Cold War period, it was a leading member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), but an extremely low...
Report

Using large-scale assessments of students' learning to inform education policy

This paper presents results from a systematic review of 68 studies that examined the link between participation in large-scale assessment programs of students’ learning and education policy in 32 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Report

Can’t flee, can’t stay: Australia’s interception and return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers

This report finds that Australia’s co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent would-be-refugees from seeking protection is riddled with human rights risks and should be stopped immediately. Media release The report, Can’t flee, can’t stay: Australia’s interception and return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers (147), which...
Article

What got left behind

Tessa Meyrick looks at the Howard Government’s legislative legacy, in the context of refugee law.