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Seminar on ‘Dr. Gamani Corea’s Contribution to Domestic & International Economic Policy’, IPS Auditorium, 3rd April 2014
Seminar on ‘Dr. Gamani Corea’s Contribution to Domestic & International Economic Policy’, IPS Auditorium, 3rd April 2014

A half day seminar was organized to pay tribute to late Dr. Gamani Corea by the Gamani Corea Foundation (GCF), IPS and the Marga Institute.

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“Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A South Asia Perspective”, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India, 28th March 2014
“Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A South Asia Perspective”, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India, 28th March 2014
Executive Director, IPS, Dr. Saman Kelegama made a presentation on ‘The South Asian Experience with South-South Cooperation: The Case of Sri Lanka’ and was a Discussant to the Session on “The Framework for South-South Cooperation, Modalities, and Experience” at the Southern Voices on Post-MDG International Development Goals dialogue on “Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A South Asia Perspective”.
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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

Authors: 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

Authors: 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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Eradicating Child Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: Looking Beyond Health

Author: Priyanka Jayawardena

Despite countless initiatives to alleviate malnutrition over the years, it affects hundreds of thousands of children in Sri Lanka. Understanding the determinants of malnutrition, as well as causes of higher childhood malnutrition amongst lower socio-economic groups is important for improving the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing childhood malnutrition, especially in severely affected populations.

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