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Seminar on ‘China-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement’, Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, 15th July 2014
Seminar on ‘China-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement’, Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, 15th July 2014

Dr Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, IPS, delivered the Keynote Address at the ‘China-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement’ seminar organized by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka at Taj Samudra Hotel on 15 July 2014.

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Project Advisory Committee Meeting and the Researchers’ Meeting of the South Asian Trade and Transport Facilitation Audit Project, Kathmadu, Nepal, 3-4 July 2014
Project Advisory Committee Meeting and the Researchers’ Meeting of the South Asian Trade and Transport Facilitation Audit Project, Kathmadu, Nepal, 3-4 July 2014
Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, IPS and Suwendrani Jayaratne, Research Officer, IPS participated in the ‘Project Advisory Committee Meeting’ and the ‘Researchers’ Meeting’ of the ‘South Asian Trade and Transport Facilitation Audit Project’. The meetings were organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) with support of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government.
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Female Entrepreneurship and the Role of Business Development Services in Promoting Small and Medium Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Authors: Kaushalya Attygalle, Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Sunimalee Madurawala, Athula Senaratne, Anushka Wijesinha and Chopadithya Edirisinghe

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are of vital importance to the socio-economic growth of a country. In Sri Lanka, SMEs contribute to 50% of GDP and employ 26% of the labour force. Unfortunately, these SMEs face a number of constraints that hinder their growth, including both financial and non-financial constraints. Non-financial services (also known as Business Development Services - BDS) have a crucial role to play in creating a business friendly environment for SMEs, especially for Women owned SMEs.

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Intersectoral Action for the Health in Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Public Policies in Sri Lanka: Health in All Policies

Author: Samanthi Bandara, Naomi Jayaratne, Sunimalee Madurawala

Health permeates all aspects of social life. This factor is now being recognized in public policies, with health being included as a policy concern in every governance sector. Health in All Policies (HiAP) is well recognized as a Policy Practice, which emphasizes the need of including and integrating the health component in other policies during the policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Consequently, this policy practice requires a mechanism with the joint leadership within governments, across all sectors, and between levels of government. Therefore, many countries within the region and out have made concerted efforts to integrate health considerations into other public policies which have an impact on health. Sri Lanka currently does not have an integrated governance tool which deals with health in other public policies through policy formulation, implementation and evaluation at a national level. However, it is observed that there are fragmented committees and task forces which address various health issues at different levels.

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Impacts of 2011 Tax Reforms on Tax Revenues and Redistribution in Sri Lanka

Author: Nisha Arunatilake, Priyanka Jayawardena and Anushka Wijesinha

The need to reduce budget deficits by increasing government revenues has been a challenge faced by the Sri Lankan government for some time. The 2011 tax reforms basically aimed to increase tax revenues by expanding the tax base - particularly by removing tax exemptions for public sector employees - while keeping the tax rates “competitive”. At the same time, tax rates have been reduced with the aim of improving tax compliance of PAYE (new reformed tax scheme) tax payers.

This study uses National Household Income and Expenditure Survey Data (2006/07) to assess how the 2011 tax reforms affect tax revenue and the distribution of income within the country.

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14th August 2014

Policies for Mainstreaming Migration into Development in
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23rd July 2014

National Medicinal Drug Policy: Implication for Health System
 by Dr. Manuj Weerasinghe, Visiting Fellow, IPS,  and Samanthi Bandara, Research Officer, IPS
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State of the Sri Lankan Alcohol Industry and Analysis of Governing Policies

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