Events

Regular in-house events are held at the Institute, conducted primarily by IPS research staff members. These events are viewed as a key means of encouraging debate and discussion of on-going research at the IPS and to obtain feedback on work carried out.

In addition, IPS also conducts events such as seminars, panel discussions and trainings to disseminate IPS research and to generate policy discussions and debates. Both foreign and local experts participate at these events which are geared towards policy makers, private sector, development partners and academics.

Past events

IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Janaka Wijayasiri, participated in the Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks (BNPTT) held at the BIMSTEC Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 22-23 April 2017.
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Roundtable on Revitalising SAARC
16 April 2017
Dhaka, Bangladesh
IPS Research Officer Kithmina Hewage participated as a panelist at the Roundtable on Revitalising SAARC, organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI), on 16 April 2017, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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IPS Research Officer Kithmina Hewage made a presentation titled China’s Silk Road in a Changing Global Order at the Symposium on the Land of Abundance and the Silk Road held on 7-8 April 2017 in Chengdu, China.
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Punjab Economic Forum
3-4 April 2017
Lahore, Pakistan
IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Athula Senaratne participated at the Punjab Economic Forum as a panelist, held on 3-4 April 2017 in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Roundtable Discussion on Land Use Policy
31 March 2017
IPS Auditorium
To assist Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to identify issues faced by investors with regard to access to commercially-viable land, IPS recently held a roundtable discussion on land use policy in Sri Lanka.
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BankTech Asia Conference
21-22 March 2017
Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo
IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Ganga Tilakaratna made a presentation on ‘Financial access is NOT Financial Inclusion: Current Status and Issues of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka’ at the 9th BankTech Asia Conference organized by the Knowledge Group of Companies, Malaysia , held at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo on 21-22 March 2017.
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As part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and IPS project, IPS recently conducted a dissemination seminar on ‘Cinnamon, Pepper and Cardamom Value Chains Study’ at the IPS Auditorium.
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World Consumer Rights Day Forum
15 March 2017
IPS Auditorium
To mark the World Consumer Rights Day, IPS held a forum, centered on the theme ‘Consumer Rights in the Digital Age’ on 15 March 2017 in the IPS Auditorium, with the participation of experts in the field, digital consumers, entrepreneurs and stakeholders.
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As part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and IPS Value Chains study on the spice industry in Sri Lanka, IPS conducted a training programmeon Value Chain Analysis (VCA) for government officials and stakeholders on 13 March 2017 at the IPS premises.
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IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Ganga Tilakaratna made a presentation on ‘Income Security for Older Persons in Sri Lanka’ at the symposium on 'Old-Age Income Security and Universal Basic Income in South Asia', organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India, held in New Delhi, India on 27 February 2017.
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Organized by the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) IPS Conference Room, Colombo, Sri Lanka 08 May, 2017 (Invitees only)
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IPS Executive Director, Dr. Saman Kelegama, participated at the South Asia Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM)’s Second Annual Economists’ Conference on “Managing Growth for Social Inclusion” which was held on 18-19th February 2017 at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium in Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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The National Strategic Review on Food and Nutrition Security-Towards Zero Hunger was launched in Colombo, by Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Chairperson of the South Asia Policy and Research Institute in the presence of United Nations World Food Programme, Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, on Monday 13th of February 2017.
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H.E. Mr. S. Chandra Das, the High Commissioner of Singapore to Sri Lanka made a courtesy call at the IPS on 6th February 2017.
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The IPS organized a workshop to disseminate the findings of a study titled ‘Climate Insurance for Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka’ at the IPS Auditorium on the 24th of January 2017.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Professor Ricardo Hausmann Director of the Center for International Development (CID) and a Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA visited the IPS Library with his team from the CID on 11th January.
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Migration Cost: Who Bears it?
27th November 2016
Presented by Bilesha Weeraratne - Research Fellow, Janaka Wijayasiri - Research Fellow, Suwendrani Jayaratne - Research Officer
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Presented by Samanthi Bandara, Research Officer and Dr. Manuj Weerasinghe, Public Health Specialist, University of Colombo
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Poorest Children in Sri Lanka
23rd Septmeber 2015
Presented by Wimal Nanayakkara, Senior Visiting Fellow
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Presented by Raveen Ekanayake, Research Officer
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Presented by Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Officer
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Presented by Manoj Thibbotuwawa, Research Economist
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Presented by Shanika Samarakoon, Research Economist and Sunimalee Madurawela, Research Officer
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Presented by Nisal Herath, Research Assistant
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Presented by Athula Senaratne, Research Fellow
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Presented by Chathura Rodrigo, Research Economist
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Presented by Dharshani Premaratne, Research Officer
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by Sahan Jayawardena, Research Assistant
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presented by Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Officer, IPS
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presented by Sunimalee Madurawala, Research Officer, IPS
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presented by Priyanka Jayawardena, Research Officer, IPS
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by Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer, IPS
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presented by Dr. Manuj Weerasinghe, Visiting Fellow, IPS, and Samanthi Bandara, Research Officer, IPS
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presented by By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo
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presented by Dr. Bilesha Weeraratne, Research Economist, IPS
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presented by Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer, IPS
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by Prof. Heeseung Yang, Graduate School of Management, Sejong University, Korea
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presented by Dr. Shyama Ratnasiri, Lecturer, Department of Accounting Finance and Economics, Griffith University, Australia
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presented by Chatura Rodrigo, Research Economist
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presented by Dr. Champika Amarasinghe, Director General of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. Inoka Suraweera, Environment and Occupational Health Unit, Ministry of Health, Representative from the Employers Federation of Ceylon, and Sunimalee Madurawala, Research Officer, IPS
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“Who are Poor in Sri Lanka and Where are They?”
15 August 2013
IPS Conference Room 
presented by Mr. W. Nanayakkara, Senior Visiting Fellow, IPS
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presented by Dr. Athula Senaratne, Research Fellow, IPS
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By Dr. Nelson Perera, Deputy Dean, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Australia
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By Ayodya Galappattige, Research Officer, IPS
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By Prof. Prema-chandra Athukorala Professor of Economics, Australian National University
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by Dr. Hilarian Codippily, former Senior Economist, World Bank
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By Kanchana Wickremasinghe, Research Officer, IPS
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by Dr. Sharmini Coorey, Director, IMF Institute, Washington D.C., USA
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By Prema-chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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By Dananjaya Hettiarachchi
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By ChandanaKarunaratne and Ashani Abayasekara, Research Assistants, IPS
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by Dr. Priyanga Dunusinghe, Lecturer, University of Colombo
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Francis Rowe, Senior Country Economist, Sri Lanka and Maldives, South Asia Region, The World Bank
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Presented by Gamini Wijesinghe, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Inland Revenue
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Presented by Dr. Arusha Cooray, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, Australia
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Economics of Development
3rd January 2012
Presented by Dr. H.N. Thenuwara, Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa, and former Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
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Presented by Tilak Abeysinghe, Department of Economics and FASS Health Cluster, National University of Singapore and Jiaying Gu, Department of Economics
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Asian FTAs: Trends, Prospects and Challenges
21st December 2011
Asian Development Bank, Manila
Presented by Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Principal Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration
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by Priyanka Jayawardena, Research Officer
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Francis Rowe, Senior Country Economist, Sri Lanka and Maldives, South Asia Region
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by Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics
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“Taxation, Governance and Development”
04th July 2011
University of Sussex
by Prof. Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow and CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development, IDS
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by Prof. Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow and CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development, IDS
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Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka: A Comparison with Malaysia and Future Potential
26th May 2011
State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka
Dr. Chalaka Subasinghe, Deputy General Manager
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Modelling Trade in Services
26th April 2011
Central Bank of Sri Lanka 
Presented by Dr. H.N. Thenuwara, Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa, and former Assistant Governor
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The TRIPs Agreement and the Agriculture Sector in Sri Lanka
11 February 2011
IPS Conference Room 
Presented by Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Assistant, IPS
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Reading Stiglitz in Sri Lanka: An Interpretive Essay
7 December 2010
IPS Conference Room 
Presented by Sarath Rajapatirana, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
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Budget 2011
25 November, 2010
IPS Conference Room 
presented by Anushka Wijesinha, Suwendrani Jayaratne, Research Officers, IPS and Dharshani Premaratne, Research Assistant
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presented by Deshal de Mel, Research Economist
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presented by Dr. Shekhar Shah, Regional Economic Advisor - South Asia
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presented by Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer and Nethimini Perera, Research Assistant
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Political Economy of Monetary Policy
29 June, 2010
Central Bank of Sri Lanka 
Dr. H.N. Thenuwara, former Assistant Governor
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Deshal de Mel, Research Economist
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Climate Change and Sri Lanka
29th April 2010
IPS Main Conference Room
by Asha Gunawardena, and Manoj Thibbotuwawa, Research Officers
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Lessons from Gemidiriya Model for Poverty Alleviation
23 March, 2010
IPS, Conference Room
by Ayodya Galappattige, Research Officers
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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National Workshop on Food Value Chain Development
April 6 – 7, 2016
IPS Auditorium
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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World Consumer Rights Day Forum 2016
March 15, 2016
IPS Auditorium
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Workshop on Food-Based Safety Nets
March 14-16, 2016
The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Discussion on the Relevance of the Urban Planning Guidelines
February 25, 2016
Water’s Edge, Battaramulla
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Indian Ocean Rim Association Whale and Dolphin Watching Workshop
February 24 – 26 2015
Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Second BIMSTEC Roundtable Meeting
February 19, 2016
BIMSTEC Secretariat, Bangladesh
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Seminar on Policy Advocacy Based on Growth Diagnostics
February 8, 2016
IPS Conference Room
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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EU – Sri Lanka Trade Seminar
January 22, 2016
Jaic Hilton, Colombo
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2016
January 7-8 2016
Cinnamon Grand, Colombo
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
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