IN-HOUSE 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. Junior research staff members are encouraged in particular to conduct these events in order to develop and improve their presentation skills.

 

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Child Poverty in Sri Lanka 

Presented by Wimal Nanayakkara - Senior Visiting Fellow
28th February 2017

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Rethinking the Growth Diagnostic Approach

 

Presented by Prof. Premachandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
8th February 2016

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Requiem For a Deal: The Influence of Foreign Aid on Cooperation Between Developing Nations at the WTO

Presented by Kithmina Hewage - Research Assistant  

5th January 2016 

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Migration Cost: Who Bears it?

Presented by Bilesha Weeraratne - Research Fellow, Janaka Wijayasiri - Research Fellow, Suwendrani Jayaratne - Research Officer 27th November 2016

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Making School Canteen a Health Promoting Setting: Lessons from an Exploratory Study

Presented by Samanthi Bandara, Research Officer and Dr. Manuj Weerasinghe, Public Health Specialist, University of Colombo
30th October 2015

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Poorest Children in Sri Lanka

Presented by Wimal Nanayakkara, Senior Visiting Fellow
23rd Septmeber 2015

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A Preliminary Assessment of the Indo-Lanka Air Services Liberalization Experience

Presented by Raveen Ekanayake, Research Officer
28th August 2015

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Value Chain Analysis on Fisheries Sector  in Sri Lanka

Presented by Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Officer
29th July 2015

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Estimating Food Demand in Sri Lanka with a Focus on Food Subsidies

Presented by Manoj Thibbotuwawa, Research Economist
26th June 2015

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Working Conditions and Health Status of Paddy Farmers in Sri Lanka

Presented by Shanika Samarakoon, Research Economist and Sunimalee Madurawela, Research Officer
26th May 2015
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In-house Seminar

Impact of Oil Price Stocks on the Sri Lankan Economy: A Vector Auto Regression Assessment
Presented by Nisal Herath, Research Assistant
24th April 2015

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In-house Seminar

National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (NAP)
Presented by Athula Senaratne, Research Fellow
27th March 2015

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In-house Seminar

“Determinates of Fertilizer Demand: Evidences from Sri Lanka”
Presented by Chathura Rodrigo, Research Economist
4th March 2015

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In-house Seminar

“A First Look at the Potential for Expanding Trade Under a Sri Lanka-China FTA”
Presented by Dharshani Premaratne, Research Officer
30th January 2015

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In-house seminar

“The Social Protection Index 2012: Assessing the Results for Sri Lanka”
by Sahan Jayawardena, Research Assistant
IPS Conference Room
18th December 2014

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In-house seminar

“Accessibility and Affordability of Milk and Milk Products in Sri Lanka”
presented by Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Officer, IPS, IPS Conference Room
27th November 2014

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In-house seminar

“Female Employment for Inclusive Growth: Trends, Issues and Concerns of Female Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka”
presented by Sunimalee Madurawala, Research Officer, IPS, IPS Conference Room
28th October 2014

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In-house seminar

Can People in Sri Lanka’s Estate Sector Break Away from Poor Nutrition?
presented by Priyanka Jayawardena, Research Officer, IPS
IPS Conference Room
24th September 2014

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In-house seminar

Demand for Climate Insurance by Dry Zone Famers in Sri Lanka
by Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer, IPS
IPS Conference Room
19th August 2014

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In-house seminar

National Medicinal Drug Policy: Implication for Health System
presented by Dr. Manuj Weerasinghe, Visiting Fellow, IPS, and Samanthi Bandara, Research Officer, IPS
IPS Conference Room
23rd July 2014

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In-house seminar

Will South Asian Economies Benefit from Pan-Asian Integration? The Challenge for the Modi Government 
presented by By Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo,
IPS Conference Room
7th July 2014

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In-house seminar

“The Effect of Subsidized Health Insurance on Women’s Healthcare Use in Indonesia”
presented by Dr. Shanika Samarakoon, Research Economist, IPS,
IPS Conference Room
26th June 2014

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In-house seminar

“A Micro Analysis of Contextual Determinants of Labor Migration in Sri Lanka” 
presented by Dr. Bilesha Weeraratne, Research Economist, IPS 
IPS Conference Room
13th May 2014 

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In-house seminar

‘Environmental Management Practices in the Hotel Sector in Sri Lanka’ 
presented by Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer, IPS, 
at the IPS Conference Room
27th March 2014 

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In-house seminar 

“Driving Research and Innovation Strategy: Lessons from Korea’s ‘Project Han’ 
by Prof. Heeseung Yang, Graduate School of Management, Sejong University, Korea 
IPS Conference Room
7th February 2014

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Presentation 

"Changing Incomes and Food Prices: The Implications for Rural and Urban Food Security in Sri Lanka" 
presented by Dr. Shyama Ratnasiri, Lecturer, Department of Accounting Finance and Economics, Griffith University, Australia, 
IPS Conference Room
8th January 2014

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Presentation

“Economic Value of Ecosystem Goods and Services (EGS): Estimating the Demand for EGS from Organic Rice Farming in Sri Lanka” 
presented by Chatura Rodrigo, Research Economist, IPS Conference Room 
29 November 2013 

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Presentation 

“Occupational Safety and Health Policy for Sri Lanka” 
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 
01 October 2013

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Presentation 

“Who are Poor in Sri Lanka and Where are They?” 
presented by Mr. W. Nanayakkara, Senior Visiting Fellow, IPS, Conference Room. 
15 August 2013

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Presentation 

“How Perceptions Could Matter in Policy?: Lessons from Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” 
presented by Dr. Athula Senaratne, Research Fellow, IPS, IPS Conference Room 
29th July 2013

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Presentation 

‘Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges for Clean Development Mechanisms (CDMs) in Sri Lanka’ 
by Chatura Rodrigo, Research Economist, IPS, 
27th June 2013

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Round Table Discussion on 

“Frankenfoods”: A Sri Lankan Perspective of the Inevitable Rise of Genetically Modified Foods 
By Dilani Hirimuthgodage, Reasearch Officer, IPS 
9th May 2013

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Presentation 

An Empirical Analysis of Sustainability of Trade Deficit: Evidence from South Asian Countries 
By Dr. Nelson Perera, Deputy Dean, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Australia 
8th April 2013

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Presentation 

‘Divineguma Act: Potentials and Pitfalls’ 
By Ayodya Galappattige, Research Officer, IPS 
27th March 2013

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Presentation 

South-South Trade: Trends, Patterns and Policy Implications 
By Prof. Prema-chandra Athukorala Professor of Economics, Australian National University 
17th December, 2012

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Presentation 

“Binding Constraints to Economic Growth with Special Reference to Small Island Economies” 
by Dr. Hilarian Codippily, former Senior Economist, World Bank
20 November 2012

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Presentation 

‘Impact of Migration and Remittances on Investment in Agriculture and Food Security in Sri Lanka’ 
by Roshini Jayaweera, Research Officer, IPS
18th October 2012

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Presentation 

“Environmental Management Practices in the Hotel Sector in Sri Lanka”
By Kanchana Wickremasinghe, Research Officer, IPS 
26th September 2012

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Presentation 

‘A Global View on Emerging Economic Challenges’
by Dr. Sharmini Coorey, Director, IMF Institute, Washington D.C., USA
17th August

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Presentation 

“Growing with Global Production Sharing: The Tale of Penang Export Hub, Malaysia”
By Prema-chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics,
Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
7th August 2012

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Presentation 

Final Session on Presentation Skills – for IPS Staff
By Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, IPS Auditorium
24th July 2012

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Presentation 

“Managed Migration: An Overview of Readmission Agreements and a Case Study of Sri Lanka”
By ChandanaKarunaratne and Ashani Abayasekara, Research Assistants, IPS
29th June, 2012

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Presentation 

“The Effect of Trade Reforms on Industry Wage Structure and Volatility: The Case of Sri Lanka”
by Dr. Priyanga Dunusinghe, Lecturer, University of Colombo
23rd April 2012

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Presentation 

Sri Lanka: From Peace Dividend to Sustained Growth Acceleration
Francis Rowe, Senior Country Economist, Sri Lanka and Maldives, 
South Asia Region, The World Bank,
IPS Conference Room 
12th March 2012

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Brainstorming Session 

‘Equity and Human Development in South Asia’ 
John Newman, Lead Economist, World Bank, the lead author of the report and
Kalpana Kochhar, Chief Economist South Asia Region, World Bank,
IPS Conference Room 
1st March 2012

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Round Table Discussion 

“Public Policies and their Impact on Health: Health in All Policies (HiAP)” 
IPS Conference Room
21 February 2012

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Presentation 

“Korea's Development Model and its Relevance to Sri Lanka” 
Presented by Gamini Wijesinghe, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Inland Revenue
16 February 2012

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Presentation 

“Do Only High Skilled Migrants Contribute to Home Country Income? Evidence from South Asia”
Presented by Dr. Arusha Cooray, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, Australia
27 January 2012

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Presentation

‘Stressful Events and Cancer Incidence: Evidence from the Chinese Cultural Revolution’ 
Presented by Tilak Abeysinghe, Department of Economics and FASS Health Cluster, National University of Singapore and Jiaying Gu, Department of Economics, University of Illinois 
24 January 2012

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Presentation 

Economics of Development
Presented by Dr. H.N. Thenuwara, Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa, and former Assistant 
Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka 
3rd January 2012 
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Presentation 

Asian FTAs: Trends, Prospects and Challenges
Presented by Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Principal Economist, Office of Regional Economic 
Integration, Asian Development Bank, Manila
21st December 2011

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Presentation 

Implications of 2011 Income Tax Reforms and Making Public Servants PAYE Tax Liable
by Priyanka Jayawardena, Research Officer, IPS
23rd November 2011

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Presentation 

The Real Exchange Rate and Structural change in Sri Lanka: Is There a Link? 
Francis Rowe, Senior Country Economist, Sri Lanka and Maldives, 
South Asia Region, The World Bank
1st November 2011

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Presentation 

“Can the Transport Sector Continue to be a Driver of Economic Activity in Sri Lanka?”
by Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Colombo University

14th September 2011

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Presentation 

“Taxation, Governance and Development”
by Prof. Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow and CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development, IDS,

University of Sussex.
04th July 2011

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Presentation 

Socio Economic Conditions of the Post Conflict Communities in Sri Lanka
by Prof. Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow and CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development, IDS,

University of Sussex.
04th July 2011

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Presentation 

Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka: A Comparison with Malaysia and Future Potential
Dr. Chalaka Subasinghe, Deputy General Manager, State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka 

26th May 2011

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Presentation 

Modelling Trade in Services
Presented by Dr. H.N. Thenuwara, Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa, and former Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka 

26th April 2011

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Presentation 

The TRIPs Agreement and the Agriculture Sector in Sri Lanka
Presented by Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Assistant, IPS, IPS Conference Room 

11 February 2011

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Presentation 

Reading Stiglitz in Sri Lanka: An Interpretive Essay
Presented by Sarath Rajapatirana, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, IPS Conference Room 

7 December 2010

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Presentation 

Budget 2011
presented by Anushka Wijesinha, Suwendrani Jayaratne, Research Officers, IPS and Dharshani Premaratne, Research Assistant, IPS, Conference Room 

25 November, 2010

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Presentation 

Liberalization of Civil Aviation in South Asia
presented by Deshal de Mel, Research Economist, IPS 

23 August, 2010

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Presentation 

Evaluation of the World Bank's Lending to the State of Bihar: Lessons for Developing Countries
presented by Dr. Shekhar Shah, Regional Economic Advisor - South Asia, World Bank 

3 August, 2010

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Presentation 

Economic Affairs of Current Interest in Sri Lanka
presented by Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer and Nethimini Perera, Research Assistant, IPS 

27 July, 2010

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Presentation 

Political Economy of Monetary Policy
Dr. H.N. Thenuwara, former Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka 

29 June, 2010

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Presentation 

Indo-Lanka CEPA: Facts and Misconceptions
Deshal de Mel, Research Economist, IPS 

June 8, 2010

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Presentation 

New and Revised MDG Targets and Indicators - Methods of Computation, Rationale, Practicality and Usefulness
Wimal Nanayakkara, Senior Visiting Fellow, IPS 

May 26, 2010

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Presentation 

Climate Change and Sri Lanka
by Asha Gunawardena, and Manoj Thibbotuwawa, Research Officers, IPS Main Conference Room 

29th April 2010

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Presentation 

Lessons from Gemidiriya Model for Poverty Alleviation
by Ayodya Galappattige, Research Officers, IPS, Conference Room, 

23 March, 2010

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Presentation 

Measuring and Decomposing Socioeconomic Inequalities : Methods and Examples
Priyanka Jayawardena, IPS 

February 26, 2010

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Presentation 

The Sri Lankan Economy in the New Decade: A Brainstorming Session of the Challenges and Policy Options for the Future
Deshal De Mel and Anushka Wijesinha, IPS 

February 3, 2010

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