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Forecast for 2017: Asanga Abeyagoonasekera

An air force officer holds Sri Lanka's national flag as the sun sets at Galle Face Green in Colombo February 2, 2013. Sri Lankans will celebrate the country's 65th Independence day on February 4 .REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY)

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This is the sixth in a series of video interviews forecasting what 2017 will have in store across different sectors. Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka, Asanga Abeyagoonasekera speaks about challenges and opportunities in the field of foreign policy and security, for the year 2017. At 0:52 he speaks on economic security, at 1:40 he weighs in on human rights, and at 2:09 he speaks on the need for maintaining a bipartisan political model.

Click here to see Ruki Fernando on challenges and opportunities in the field of human rights. More on LGBTIQ rights, economics, politics, and women’s rights.