POLICY EFFICIENCY & COMPETITIVENESS 

 

The process and institutional arrangements that underpin policy efficiency are critical factors in overcoming economic and political barriers to growth and development. Policy efficiency can ensure that difficult but necessary reforms are identified, prioritized, initiated, implemented, and sustained over time. In view of Sri Lanka’s current demographic transition, higher growth will have to come from improved labour productivity and efficiency, encompassing a gamut of regulatory reforms to raise competitiveness and institutional capacity in the economy. This calls for policies that will allow for a reallocation of factors of production; diversification, upgrading, and deepening of the production and export baskets; and use of new production methods and processes and different inputs.

 

 

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Reducing Regional Disparities: Annual Report of the Finance Commission of Sri Lanka – 2012

IPS was commissioned by the Finance Commission (FC) to compile their 2012 Annual Report which focuses on the distribution of funds among provinces and their impacts on reducing regional disparities. [ Read More »]

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Macroeconomic Policy for Full and Productive Employment: Sri Lanka Country Study

Re-thinking in the approach to macroeconomic policy in the wake of the global economic crisis has generated a discussion on the need to adopt a more flexible approach and broaden the goals of monetary and fiscal policy. [ Read More »]

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Monetary Cooperation in South Asia 

IPS obtained approval for its research proposal on "Monetary Cooperation in South Asia" at the fourth round of research studies commissioned by the South Asia Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI), funded by the World Bank and coordinated by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. [ Read More »]

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The Problems of Measuring Cost of Living In Sri Lanka 

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the most widely used and best known measure of the changes in the cost of living or inflation. A CPI index measures changes in the general level of prices of a specified fixed basket of goods and services over time in relation to a given base period. 

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The Economic Cost of the War in Sri Lanka 

Civil wars, often related to ethnic conflicts, have become increasingly common throughout the world in recent years. [ Read More »]

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The Asian Financial Crisis and South Asia: Impacts, Responses and Policy Implications 

Alongside trade and payments liberalization, the rapid integration of financial markets in the 1990s has hastened the process of globalization in international trade and finance.

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Monitoring the 20/20 Compact on Budget and Aid Restructuring 1999

The 20/20 initiative was born out of a moral and economic imperative to help the vulnerable and most disadvantaged members of human society to overcome poverty by ensuring access to basic social services. 

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Improving Policy Efficiency in South Asia: Sri Lanka’s Economic Reform Process 

The Project aims to seek ways to improve policy processes and regional cooperation mechanisms for promoting efficient trade, investment and development in South Asia, and its integration into the wider Asian region. 

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Economic Agenda for Post-Conflict Reconstruction 

Previous research has produced theoretical and empirical evidence that countries emerging out of conflicts experience certain structural shifts that affect aid effectiveness and fiscal policy as well as exchange rate and monetary policy.

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Input Output Tables for Sri Lanka 

The integration of input output (I-O) accounting framework in the overall system of national accounts has become an important development of many developed countries’ System of National Accounts (SNA) in recent years following the introduction of SNA93.  

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Understanding the Conditions for Change in State-Owned Enterprises 

Sri Lanka is characterized by significant public sector involvement in economic activities through State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), which are engaged in commercial activities in many sectors of the economy.   

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Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA): A Tool for Improved Regulatory Governance in Sri Lanka?

A survey on RIA was carried out to contribute to an ongoing effort by the Centre on Regulation and Competition of the University of Manchester, UK, to monitor the application of regulatory governance policies and tools in Sri Lanka.

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Study on Industrial Policy Regimes in Sri Lanka and Formulating Guidelines for a Consensus on a National Industrial Policy Framework 

A study undertaken to review the existing industrial policy framework in Sri Lanka and to formulate a National Industrial Policy Framework that would find consensus among all stakeholders.  

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Applying Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in Sri Lanka: A Case of Telecommunications in Sri Lanka 

Sri Lanka 's experience with rules-based regulatory systems is linked to the liberalization of the economy in 1977, and the privatization of state enterprises in the ensuing years.

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Distributional Impact of Privatization: The Sri Lankan Experience 

The literature on privatization suggests that its impacts on firm level efficiency have generally been positive. 

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Privatization in Sri Lanka: Social Effects and Restructuring 

The study analyses the Sri Lankan experience of privatization since 1989, and the impact it has on workers employed directly by the firms.

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Performance Contracting: A Strategy for Public Enterprise Reform in Sri Lanka? 

This study critically explores the prospects for adopting performance contracting as an alternative public enterprise reform strategy.

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Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013

Funded by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Information & Communications Technology Agency (ICTA) - Team: Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Ayodya Galappattige and Anushka Wijesinha

The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) series continues to provide the world’s most respected assessment of national competitiveness, for more than three decades.

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Global Competitiveness Report 2011/2012

Funded by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Information and Communications Technology Agency (ICTA).
(Team: Ayodya Galappattige, Anushka Wijesinha, Dilani Hirimuthugodage)

The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) series continues to provide the world's most respected assessment of national competitiveness for over three decades.

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Rehabilitation of Sick Industries in Sri Lanka 

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New Products New Markets Scheme: Identifying New Products and New Markets where Sri Lanka can increase aggregate Exports

The need to boost exports of Sri Lanka as well as diversify its export basket both in terms of products and markets, is a policy priority as Sri Lanka’s trade performance shows a weakening trend over the years.

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Geneva Trade & Business Connexion - South & South-East Asia

The overall objective of the project is to improve the capacity of private sectors in the participating countries (including Sri Lanka) to input into their WTO delegates positions

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One-Stop-Shop Functions of the Board of Investment (BOI), 2015/2016

A key component of Sri Lanka’s long-term strategic and structural development lies in its ability to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). 

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Study on China-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

Sri Lanka has shown interests in exploring a bilateral trade agreement with China. Both countries now have agreed that they would embark on a Free Trade Agreement, which hopes to open up the vast Chinese market to Sri Lanka’s producers, manufacturers and exporters.

 

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Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia

Improving physical connectivity between South and Southeast Asia has long been recognized as a key element in promoting greater trade and investment linkages within the region. 

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Trade and Transport Facilitation Audit in South Asia: Sri Lanka & Maldives case studies 

Progressive reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers has increased the attention of both firms and countries on reducing constraints that delay transactions at and behind national borders, and increasing efficiency of supply chains and associated logistics costs.

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Regional Integration and Poverty in South Asia 

South Asia suffers from low levels of regional integration, high rates of poverty and is among the regions with lowest levels of human development. 

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Evaluating Trade and Developmental Impact of Selected Aid for Trade Projects in Sri Lanka 

In the context of the current post crisis world economy, improving trade capacity of developing countries is crucial for overall global development. 

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Institutional Mechanisms for Promoting Intra-Regional Investments and Trade in the IOR-ARC Region in Strategic Sectors

This project aims to explore the potential of economic cooperation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-RAC) – a grouping of 19 economies in the Indian Ocean region – in knowledge-based industries and infrastructure development and to identify institutional mechanisms for facilitating the exploitation of this potential.  

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World Bank Exporter Dynamics Database 

The World Bank Exporter Dynamics Database is the first database providing measures of exporter characteristics and dynamics across 45 countries across all geographic regions and income levels. 

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Global Competitiveness Report 2014/2015

The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) series continues to provide the world’s most respected assessment of national competitiveness, for more than three decades.  

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Exporters’ Perceptions on Accessing the Chinese Market under China-Sri Lanka FTA

Sri Lanka and China are in the process of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which aims at enhancing bilateral trade.

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Firm Use of FTAs in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of the India-Sri Lanka FTA and the Pakistan-Sri Lanka FTA

In South Asia, Sri Lanka has been an active proponent of regionalism, hopping on to the 'bandwagon of regionalism' with the signing of the India-Sri Lanka FTA (ISFT A) in 1998 and subsequently the Pakistan-Sri Lanka FTA (PSFT A) and the South Asia FTA (SAFTA) in 2002 and 2004, respectively.

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Trade Facilitation and the Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ILFTA)

Given the significance of bilateral trade and future prospects of trading with India, this study seeks to analyse trade facilitation issues that Sri Lankan traders face when importing and exporting goods under the ILFTA.

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Promoting Participatory Approaches for Removing Regional Trade Barriers in South Asia

(COENCOSA Phase II), funded by Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) - Team: Ashani Abayasekera and Raveen Ekanayake

Ridden with a wide range of barriers other than tariffs, South Asia’s efforts to enhance intra-regional trade by reducing tariffs are under the threat of subversion by Non-Tariff Barriers. 

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Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and their Impact on Trade Facilitation and Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka,

Funded by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) - Team: Ashani Abayasekera and Chandana Karunaratne

This study conducts an evaluation of the effectiveness of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) on trade facilitation measures and poverty reduction in Sri Lanka.

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Economic and Development Environment in Sri Lanka (2012 / 2013)

Funded by Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) for the UNFPA - Team: Kaushalya Attygalle

The report provided a brief overview of the economic and development environment in Sri Lanka for the 2012-2013 time period. 

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“South Asian Country Study on Products with Regional Trade Potential and Associated Non-tariff Barriers, with Special Focus on Women Micro Small Medium Enterprises (WMSMEs) - A case of Sri Lanka”

IPS together with the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (UNDP APRC) has initiated a research study on “South Asian Country Study on Products with Regional Trade Potential and Associated Non-tariff Barriers, with Special Focus on Women Micro Small Medium Enterprises (WMSMEs)   - A case of Sri Lanka”.

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Trade and Transport Facilitation Audit in South Asia: Sri Lanka Country Study

Progressive reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers has increased the attention of both firms and countries on reducing practical constraints that delay transactions at and behind national borders, and increasing efficiency of supply chains and associated logistics costs.

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Utilization of Trade Agreements in Sri Lanka: Perception of Exporters vs. Statistical Measurements(Utilization of FTAs in Sri Lanka)

This study analyses the extent and the degree to which the Sri Lankan exporters use the preferences negotiated in various trade agreements; the benefits and costs of using trade agreements; impact of multiple Rules of Origin (RoO) on industries; and measures that can be taken to increase utilization of trade agreements. [ Read More » ]

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Handbook on the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

The India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA) has been in operation for more than a decade. [ Read More » ]

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Trade Opportunities in Sri Lanka for the Indian Business Community 

Despite the fact that trade between India and Sri Lanka has increased, particularly following the implementation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries in 2000, the potential for growth and diversification of trade has not been fulfilled. [ Read More » ]

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The Impact of EPZs on Poverty Reduction and Trade Facilitation in Sri Lanka 

This study conducts an evaluation of the effectiveness of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) on trade facilitation measures and poverty reduction in Sri Lanka. [ Read More » ]

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Strengthening the Textile and Clothing Industry in Sri Lanka 

This study attempts to assess whether Sri Lanka has improved its competitiveness in both global and regional textile and clothing markets following the phasing-out of the Multi-Fibre Agreement (MFA) quota in 2005. [ Read More » ]

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Institutional Mechanisms for Promoting Intra-regional Investments and Trade in the IOR-ARC Region in the Strategic Sectors 

This project aims to explore the potential of economic cooperation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-RAC) – a grouping of 19 economies in the Indian Ocean region – in knowledge-based industries and infrastructure development and to identify institutional mechanisms for facilitating the exploitation of this potential. [ Read More » ]

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Socio Economic Impacts of Nanotechnology Applications in Sri Lanka

Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) - Team: Anushka Wijesinha

The project looks at the potential for the use of nanotechnology in Sri Lanka for greater value addition and sustainable development, particularly from an industry perspective. 

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Assessing the Development Impact of Aid for Trade Projects in the Asia and the Pacific - Sri Lanka Case Study 

In the context of the current post crisis world economy, improving trade capacity of developing countries is crucial for overall global development.

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Sri Lanka Country Investment Study 

A key component of Sri Lanka 's efforts to encourage an export-oriented growth strategy was to create a climate conducive to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). [ Read More » ]

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Southern Perspectives on Reform of the International Development Architecture

This project is commissioned by the North-South Institute, Canada and is implemented in Sri Lanka by the IPS. [ Read More » ]

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Globalization: Liberalizing the Capital Account 

Over the years, most particularly during the last half century, cross-border capital flows have played a significant role in promoting world economic development and contributing to world prosperity. [ Read More » ]

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Liberalizing Imports of Foreign Orthodox Teas for Value Addition in Sri Lankan Tea Exports 

The study, a part of an on-going project, focuses on the need for increasing value added tea in Sri Lanka's exports. [ Read More » ] 

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The MFA and the Textiles and Clothing Sector in Sri Lanka 

Under the new textiles agreement, items covered by the Multi Fibre Arrangement (MFA) are gradually being brought under GATT rules with a final deadline of 2005. [ Read More » ]

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Vertical and Horizontal Industrial Integration in South Asia 

Intra-regional trade in South Asia remains low at around 5 per cent of total trade only, despite many efforts at regional economic liberalization since SAPTA came into effect in 1995. [ Read More » ]

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Implementing Preferential Trade Agreements: Sri Lanka Country Study 

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Domestic Preparedness of Sri Lanka with Respect to Trade in Services: A Case Study of the Telecom Sector 

IPS continued its research on WTO Doha Negotiations under the Second Phase of the project with CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CITEE) and other research partners from South Asia. [ Read More » ]

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Cost of Economic Non-Cooperation to Consumers in South Asia (COENCOSA) 

With support from The Asia Foundation, the Consumer Unity and Trust Society in India (CUTS International) implemented a project titled "Cost of Economic Non-Cooperation to Consumers in South Asia," which highlighted the costs to South Asian consumers as a result of existing trade restrictions in the region.

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The Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka 

Trade facilitation has been widely recognized as an important tool for trade expansion by both the developed and the developing countries. 

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Utilization of FTAs in Sri Lanka 

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WTO Doha Round and South Asia: Linking Civil Society with Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy Making - Phase 2 

With the successful completion of Phase 1 of the project
(WTO Doha Round and South Asia), the IPS continued its research on WTO Doha Negotiations under the Second Phase of the project with CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CITEE) and other research partners from South Asia. [ Read More » ]

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Making SAFTA Effective: An Approach to Prune Sensitive Lists in South Asia 

A major barrier that holds the progress of SAFTA Agreement is that members continue to include a large number of items in their respective sensitive lists.[ Read More » ]

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Trade and Innovation in the Textile and Clothing Industry in Sri Lanka 

The abolition of the quota system which governed much of the international trade in apparel till 2005 was the biggest challenge confronting the industry. [ Read More » ]

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Handbook on the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement 

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India-Sri Lanka FTA: Lessons for SAFTA 

Much before SAFTA came into existence, the India-Sri Lanka FTA came into effect in March 2000. [ Read More » ]

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Trade Facilitation Issues in South Asia 

Commissioned by SACEPS and ADB, this study identifies the major trade facilitation related issues affecting intra-regional trade in South Asia.

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Economic Cooperation between East Asia and South Asia 

Against a background of intensifying efforts at regional economic cooperation and integration between East and South Asian economies in recent years, the Asian Development Bank will conduct a major policy research project on the subject. [ Read More » ]

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Regional Study on Improving Regional Trade Procedures and Processes: Sri Lanka Case Study 

This study examines in detail the trading procedures and processes for four import and export products of Sri Lanka, with the aim of getting an in-depth understanding of the trading process in Sri Lanka. [ Read More » ]

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Implications of Agri-food standards for Sri Lanka: Case studies of tea and fisheries export industries(Implication of Standards on Tea and Fish Exports in Sri Lanka)

In the context of the growing importance of standards in international trade and production, this study examines the implications of standards on two agricultural and food exporting sectors in Sri Lanka – tea and fisheries – and their strategic response. [ Read More » ]

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India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Six Years Performance and Beyond 

This study examines the performance of the India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement (ILBFTA) signed in 1998 in the first six years of its coming into being and draws lessons from its success that could be relevant in the context of South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) and other such initiatives. [ Read More » ]

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Implications of agri-food standards for Sri Lanka: Case studies of tea and fisheries export industries

In the context of the growing importance of standards in international trade and production, this study examines the implications of standards on two agricultural and food exporting sectors in Sri Lanka – tea and fisheries – and their strategic response. [ Read More » ]

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South Asian Free Trade Agreement: An Analysis of the Potential Restrictions on Free Trade 

The SAFTA Framework Agreement was ratified in January 2004 leaving open the scope of negotiations on key areas of tariff liberalization schedule, sensitive lists, rules of origin, compensation mechanism for LDC economies, technical assistance and capacity building, etc. [ Read More » ]

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Liberalization of Air Services in South Asia Prospects and Challenges 

The key objective of the study was to identify the factors which inhibit air connectivity in South Asia and to suggest policy measures that could lead to greater air connectivity. 

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Trade and Investment in Sri Lanka: New Opportunities for US Manufacturers to Benefit from Bilateral Free Trade Agreements with India and Pakistan 

This study argues that Sri Lanka is an attractive location for foreign investors based on the preferential market access it has achieved to a market of 1.26 billion people through the India–Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement and the Pakistan–Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement. [ Read More » ]

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Gaining Competitive Advantage through the Protection of Geographic Indications: An Analysis of the Tea, Sapphires and Cinnamon Industries of Sri Lanka

The study aims to establish the policy importance of pursuing protection of geographic indications (GIs), as a way of stimulating growth. [ Read More » ]

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Harmonization in SAFTA 

UNIDO is providing technical assistance to overcome market entry barriers by developing country capacity related to standards, metrology, testing quality and conformity assessment.  [ Read More » ]

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Deepening Integration in South Asia 

SACEPS is conducting a study which aims to be the equivalent of the famous Cecchini report on the European Union. [ Read More » ]

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WTO Doha Round and South Asia 

The project aims to establish linkages between civil society organizations (CSOs) and research institutions to conduct advocacy with governments. [ Read More » ]

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Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction 

Trade policy has the potential to affect poverty through its effects on economic growth and income distribution. [ Read More » ]

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Indo-Sri Lanka Trade in Services: FTA II and Beyond 

Motivated by the New Age FTAs, India and Sri Lanka have evinced an interest to widen the scope of the existing bilateral Free Trade Agreement in goods by including the services sector.  [ Read More » ]

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Implications to Member States of Progression from SAPTA to SAFTA 

The IPS has been appointed as a SAARC Consultant to undertake a study to assist the Committee of Experts on Drafting a Comprehensive Treaty Regime for a South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA). [ Read More » ]

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The Implications of Building a South Asian Free Trade Area: Challenges and Constraints to Regionalism in South Asia 

The study was undertaken at the request of the South Asian Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), Bangladesh, to assist its Task Force on SAFTA to outline the modalities of transition to a free trade area in the South Asian region.  [ Read More » ]

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Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement: Assessing Potential and Impact on Bilateral Trade 

The Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISLFTA), signed on 28 December 1998 and operational since March 2000, is the most recent illustration of a bilateral trading agreement in South Asia . [ Read More » ]

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Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Integration in the SAARC Region 

The IPS was successful in securing the above study under the first phase of funding of the South Asia Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI) funded by the World Bank and coordinated by the Indian Council for Research in International Relations (ICRIER). [ Read More » ]

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Regionalism in South Asia: A Sri Lankan Perspective 

In 1995, South Asia initiated a process of regional trade liberalization under the framework of the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA), allowing three rounds of trade negotiations to be completed by 1998. [ Read More » ]

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Indo-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Linkages 

Economic links between India and Sri Lanka go back to the dawn of history. [ Read More » ]

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ASEAN and Sri Lanka: Prospects for a Sectoral Dialogue 

The South East Asian economies came together under the umbrella of the Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1967. [ Read More » ]

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Report of the Committee on SAPTA 

The Institute of Policy Studies was requested to look into the progress of economic cooperation in SAARC as a background report for the Presidential Committee on SAARC Preferential Trade Arrangement (SAPTA), prior to the 10th Heads of State Summit held in Colombo in 1998. [ Read More » ]

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Rehabilitation of Sick Industries in Sri Lanka

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Tax Policy and Enterprise Development in South Asia

Inclusive growth continues to remain a challenge for South Asian economies. 

 

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Review of Public Finance in Sri Lanka

It is now well recognized that well planned and productive public expenditure is a means for accelerating economic growth.

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Tax Reforms in Sri Lanka - Will a Tax on Public Servants Improve Progressivity? 

The need to reduce budget deficits by increasing government revenues has been a challenge faced by the Sri Lankan government for some time. 

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Socio-Economic Impact of Nanotechnology Applications in Sri Lanka 

The project looks at the potential for the use of nanotechnology in Sri Lanka for greater value addition and sustainable development, particularly from an industry perspective. [ Read More » ]

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Comparative Study of Competition Regimes in Select Developing countries of the Commonwealth (the 7-up project) 

This project was managed by the CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics and Environment (CUTS-CITEE), and funded by the Department For International Development (DFID), UK.  [ Read More » ]

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Commitment to Equity, 2014 – 2016

Notwithstanding a global economic down turn, Sri Lanka managed to keep its growth rates at 6.2 per cent, on average, and bring down poverty levels.  [ Read More » ]

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‘Promoting Regional Economic Integration? Women Entrepreneurs’ Challenges and Opportunities: Evidence from South Asia- A Case of  Sri Lanka’, at the International Association for  Feminist Economics (IAFFE), 24th Annual Conference

Berlin, Germany
16-18 July 2015

Sunimalee Madurawala

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Presentation on ‘Trade and Transportation Audit in Sri Lanka’ 

At Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Trade and Transport Facilitation 
Colombo, Sri Lanka
20 January 2015

Suwendrani Jayaratne and Dharshani Premaratne

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Economic Freedom: The Role of Stakeholders in the Regulation of the Business Environment, Sri Lankan Perspective,
at a seminar on "Economic Freedom and Business Environment" organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh,
18 May 2011

Ashani Abayasekara

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FTAs and their Impact on MSMEs: A Sri Lankan Perspective,
at a Workshop on "India's Free Trade Agreements and MSMEs" organized by the Third World Network and Traidcraft, held in Delhi, India,
21 October 2011

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Economic Connectivity in South Asia: Trade, Transport and ICT,
at an International Conference on "Building Bridges: Strengthening Physical, Emotional and Economic Linkages in South Asia" organized by Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks, held in Kathmandu, Nepal,
7 April 2012
Ashani Abayasekara

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Reforming Trade Processes and Procedures in Sri Lanka,
at an International Conference on “Facilitating Trade in South Asia and the Way Forward” organized by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), held in Delhi,
28 May 2012

Ashani Abayasekara

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Improving Trade Processes and Procedures in Sri Lanka,
at a seminar on “Trade Facilitation in South Asia”, organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka,
13 July 2012

Ashani Abayasekara

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Enhancing Economic Connectivity within South Asia: Alternative Approaches,
at an international conference on “Strengthening Physical, Emotional and Economic Linkages in South Asia”, held in Thimpu, Bhutan,
11 September 2012

Ashani Abayasekara

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Globalization and an Evolving South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges,
at a Forum on “The future of Employers’ Organizations in South Asia”, organized by ILO, International Training Centre (ITC), held in Colombo, Sri Lanka,
2 October 2012


Ashani Abayasekara &  Raveen Ekanayake

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Value Chains and Inclusive Development: The Apparel Industry of Sri Lanka,
at an International Conference on “Value Chains for Inclusive Development – Lessons and Policies for South Asia”, jointly organized by the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and Capturing the Gains Research Network, University of Manchester, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh,
24 November 2012

Ashani Abayasekara

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Facilitating Integration in Regional Supply Chains in South Asia: Perspective of Sri Lanka,
at a Brainstorming Meeting on Integrating South Asia in Regional Supply Chains: New Directions for Research and Sharing Experience, organized by the Centre for WTO Studies, held at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi,
7 March 2013

Ashani Abayasekara

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Trade and Investment Integration in South Asia: Potential and Challenges,
at an International Conference on Changing Scenario in South Asia: Leveraging Economic Growth for Collective Prosperity, organized by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), held at CRRID, Chandigarh,
30 March 2013

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“Preserving Multilateralism: User Perspectives on Reform of the International Aid Architecture”
Commonwealth Secretariat, London, U.K.
17-18th January, 2005

Saman Kelegama

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Foreign Aid Utilization in Developing Countries
“Sharing Global Prosperity-Developing Countries” organized by WIDER,
Helsinki, Finland
5 – 7th September 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Globalization and its Impact on Sri Lanka
Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Institute,
BMICH,
04th October 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Globalization and Foreign Direct Investment: The South Asian Experience “Globalization, Civil Society and Philanthropy: Toward a New Political Culture in the 21st Century” 
organized by the Rockefeller Archive Centre of the Rockefeller University and the University of Saskatchewan, Rockefeller Archive Centre, New York, U.S.A.
5 – 7th June 2003

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Free Float: Impact on Exports 
"Implications of the Free Float on Exports" organized by the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka,
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka
8th February 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement as a Tool to Expand Regional Trade - “Sri Lanka-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement” 
organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2nd March 2005 

Saman Kelegama

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Regional Trade Arrangements and South Asian Economic Cooperation
Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Centre,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
28th February 2005 

Saman Kelegama

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North-South Regional Trade Arrangements in South Asia : A First Look at the Emerging Scenario Eyes Wide Shut? Beyond Market Access in North-South Regional Trade Arrangements” 
organized by the Trade, Employment and Competitive Programme, IDRC,
Ottawa, Canada
16th February 2005 

Saman Kelegama

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Towards an Asian Economic Community - Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Think Tanks Symposium on “Towards Asian Dynamism: The Potentials of the ACD” organized by the Saranrom Institute of Foreign Affairs, 

Saman Kelegama

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Progress and Prospects of SAFTA - Pre-SAARC Summit Meeting of former Secretary-Generals of SAARC” 
organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung,
New Delhi, India
8 – 9th December 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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How to Advance the SAFTA What are the Benefits of Regional Economic Cooperation” 
organized by the SACEPS with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London ), Surrey, U.K. 

Saman Kelegama

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“South Asia: Post-MFA Implications for the Sri Lankan Ready-Made Garment Industry “/ Sri Lanka Apparel Industry 2005 and Beyond”
organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
22nd September 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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SAFTA: Prospects and Challenges
“SAARC: Post Islamabad Challenges” organized by the RIS and SACEPS, India Habitat Centre,
New Delhi, India
31st August 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Textile & Clothing: Gearing Up for the Post-MFA Scenarios
“WTO Post-Cancun Developments: Opportunities for South Asia ” organized by the SDPI, OXFAM, SAWTEE, and CUTS,
Islamabad, Pakistan
17 – 19th August 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation in South Asia
Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Institute,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
10th August 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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South Asian Cooperation
Launch of the South Asia Journal , April-June issue (No.4) - published by the South Asia Free Media Association, Lahore, Pakistan 

Saman Kelegama

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US-South Asia Relations: Economic Dimensions
“The Role of the United States in South Asia ” organized by BCIS and US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
20th March 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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SAFTA and its Link to Poverty in South Asia
“SAARC-UNDP High Level Forum on Poverty Reductions Strategies in South Asia
SAARC Secretariat
2nd March 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Regional Trade Agreements and Sri Lanka
Colombo Metropolitan Rotary Club,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
18th February 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation in South Asia
Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Institute,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
3rd February 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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SAFTA Treaty
“Regional Cooperation in SAARC” - organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Islamabad, Pakistan
2nd January 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Monetary Cooperation in South Asia
Prepared for the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS) by RIS India, RIS,
New Delhi, India
23rd December 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Indo-Sri Lanka Economic Relations
“Indo - Lanka Relations” organized by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5th December 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Tariff Policy
Workshop organized by the IPS and the World Bank,
World Trade Centre,
2nd October 2003 

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WTO and South Asia: From Doha to Cancun
“Law and Economy Conference” organized by the Law and Society Trust,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1st September 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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WTO and South Asia: From Doha to Cancun
“South Asia’s Position for WTO Cancun Ministerial” organized by SACSNIT and SAWTEE,
Kathmandu, Nepal
24th July 2003 

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SAPTA
Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Institute,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
18th July 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Economic Cooperation and Trade in South Asia
Students of the MA Course in International Relations, University of Colombo,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
16th July 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Indo-Sri Lanka Economic Cooperation
CII delegation meeting with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
28th May 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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SAFTA Report
“SAFTA Report” prepared by the IPS and attended the Executive Council and the Governing Board meetings of SACEPS, Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS)
Lahore, Pakistan
20 – 22nd May 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Exporters Award, 2003
Meeting organized by the National Chamber of Exporters Association,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2nd April 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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SAFTA Task Force Report of SACEPS
SAFTA Task Force Report of SACEPS prepared by the IPS,
Male, Maldives
2nd March 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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National Task Force Reports of South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)
“National Task Force Reports of South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)” organized by the IPS
Colombo, Sri Lanka
28th February 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Preparation of the SAFTA Treaty 
organized by the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
31st March 2002 

Saman Kelegama

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Regional Trade Arrangements: South Asia Context and Competition Policy in the South Asian Context 
“WTO and South Asia: Lessons & Strategies” organized by CUTS/SACSNITI,
New Delhi, India
9-10 March 2002 

Saman Kelegama

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The Future of SAFTA 
Organized by the Centre for Policy Research,
New Delhi, India
8th March 2002 

Saman Kelegama

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SAARC: A Need for a New Direction – An Economic Perspective 

“SAARC: A Need for a New Direction” organized by the Indian Council for South Asian Co-operation (ICSAC) and India International Centre (IIC)

IIC, New Delhi, India

9th  February 2002

Saman Kelegama

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The Proposed Bilateral Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Pakistan: An Economic Perspective  

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,

Colombo, Sri Lanka

29th  November 2001

Saman Kelegama

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Contemporary Economic Relations between Sri Lanka and Netherlands 
Sri Lanka – Netherlands Association Dutch Burger Union
Colombo, Sri Lanka
10th October 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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SAFTA and its Implications for Trade and Investment in South Asia 
Organized by SACEPS and, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
New Delhi, India
1-Sep-01 

Saman Kelegama

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Impediments to Economic Cooperation in South Asia 
Organized by IPS in collaboration with Coalition for Action on South Asia (CASAC) and FES Foundation,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
July 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: One Year Progress 
Organized by the National Chamber of Commerce & Industry,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2nd May 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Regional Economic Groupings in Asia: Problems & Prospects 
"Capacity Building Workshop on Trade Policy Issues" organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore,
Singapore
18th April 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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South Asia in the Global Economy and WTO Agreement on Agriculture and its Impact on Sri Lanka
Fourth Meeting of the SAARC Research Network organized by RIS,
New Delhi, India
22 – 23rd March 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Challenges of Globalization for South Asia and Impact of Globalization on Sri Lanka
“Globalization and South Asia” organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries with the sponsorship of the Konrad Adeneur Institute
New Delhi, India
11 – 13th March 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Problems and Perspectives 
Organized by IPS with the sponsorship of the Japanese Embassy,
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
1 – 3th March 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Bangkok Agreement
Organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
Sri Lanka
26th January 2001

Saman Kelegama 

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Regional Cooperation in South Asia 
Mananjith Singh Rainbow Partnership Programme,
SLFI, Colombo, Sri Lanka
5th January 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Impact of Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements on SAFTA
“Roundtable on SAFTA: An Enabler of South Asian Regional Integration” organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
Bhurban, Pakistan
17 -18th April 2007 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Linking Aid for Trade with Trade, Development, and Poverty Initiatives
“Linkages between Trade, Development & Poverty: Civil Society Organisations & Aid for Trade” organized by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS)
Nairobi, Kenya
15 - 16th March 2007 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka: Trade and Investment Relations with East and South Asia
“Workshop on Economic Cooperation between East Asia and South Asia” Organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Singapore
27 – 28th November 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Trade and Poverty Linkages in Sri Lanka
“Trade, Development and Poverty Linkages” Organized by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS)
Bangkok, Thailand
24 -25th November 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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South Asian Free Trade Agreement
8th Annual Conference of the Economic Freedom Network Asia on “Preferential Trade Agreements: Local Solutions for Global Free Trade?” Malaysian Institute Malaysian Institute of Economic Research,of Economic Research,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 -13th September 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Trade and Development
“WTO Regional Trade Policy Course for Asia and Pacific”
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
26 -27th April 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Preference Erosion and Aid for Trade
“WTO Doha Round and South Asia” Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS)
Jaipur, India
21 – 22 th April, 2006 

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SAFTA: Sensitive Lists, Rules of Origin and Non-Tariff Barriers
“SAFTA: Business Opportunities and Challenges”
New Delhi, India
13th March 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Market Access: Agreement on Textile and Clothing
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
6th May 2005 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Regionalism: Implications for Sri Lanka
Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute, BMICH,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
16th August 2004 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic Integration in South Asia: From SAPTA to SAFTA 
“Reconstructing South Asia: Vision and Mission Ahead” organized by the Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Osmania University,
Hyderabad, India
8 – 9th July 2004 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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WTO and the Agreement on Textile and Clothing 
“WTO Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Policy Course”, University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
1st July 2004 

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Implications of Building a South Asian Free Trade Area
"Follow-up of SAARC Summit Decisions" organized by the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS),
Dhaka, Bangladesh
18th May 2004

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SAFTA: Non-tariff Barriers and Rules of Origin
“Roundtable on SAFTA: Agenda for Trade Liberalization” organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lahore, Pakistan
27th April 2004 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Indo-Lanka FTA: Experiences for SAFTA
“SAFTA: Agenda for Trade Liberalization” organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
New Delhi, India
3rd March 2004 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Geo-Economic World Order in the Wake of Current Changes in the World and its Impact on South Asia: A Sri Lankan Perspective
“Emerging Trends in Geo-economic World Order” organized by the Foundation for Research on International Environment, National Development and Security
Islamabad, Pakistan
2 – 4th December 2003 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Regional Trade and Regional Trading Arrangements
organized by the World Bank and the Institute of Policy Studies, “Trade Policies in South Asia”
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 – 3rd October 2003 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Monetary Cooperation in South Asia Fifth Annual Conference of the South Asia Network of Economic Institutes,
organized by the Marga Institute,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
16th August 2003 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Implications to Member States of Progression from SAPTA to SAFTA Fourth Meeting of the Committee of Experts on Drafting a Comprehensive 
Treaty Regime for a South Asian Free Trade Area, SAARC Secretariat,
Kathmandu, Nepal
27 – 29th December 2002 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Challenges to the Textiles and Garment Industry after the MFA 
“The World Trading System and South Asia: Post-Doha Challenges”, organized by RIS
New Delhi, India
23rd July 2002 

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WTO and South Asia: Lessons from the Past 
“WTO and South Asia: Lessons and Strategies” organized by the CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment
New Delhi, India
9 – 10th March 2002 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic Cooperation under a Regional Framework: The Constraints and Challenges for SAARC 
“SAARC in the New Millennium” organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies
Kathmandu, Nepal
10 -13th December 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement 
"Indo-Lanka Conference" organized by Security and Policy Risk Analysis (SAPRA)
New Delhi, India
1 – 2nd September 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Impediments to Economic Cooperation in South Asia: An Overview 
“Impediments to Economic Cooperation in South Asia” organized by the Institute of Policy Studies and Coalition for Action on South Asian Cooperation

Dushni Weerakoon  

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Sri Lanka’s Trade Policy 
“South Asian Workshop on Trade and Development” organized by Oxfam International,
Mumbai, India
23 – 24th April 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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The Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement: How Free Is It?
“South Asian Economic Cooperation: Problems and Prospects” organized by the Institute of Policy Studies in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
2 – 3rd March 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Impact of Post-ATC Environment on Textile Trade and Human Development
Regional seminar organized by the UNDP,
Hanoi, Vietnam
25 -28rd October 2003 

Sanath Jayanetti

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Indo-Sri Lanka Trade in Services: FTA II and Beyond
Organized by the South Asia Network of Economic Institutes,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
17 August, 2003 

Sanath Jayanetti

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Challenges and Constraints to Regionalism in South Asia “Seminar on the National Task Force of South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)” 
organized by the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
28th February 2003

Janaka Wijayasiri       

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Trade Facilitation
“WTO Doha Round and South Asia: Linking Civil Society with Trade Negotiations”
Colombo, Sri Lanka
22nd September 2005 

Jayanthi Thennakoon

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Progress of SAFTA
“New Life within SAARC”
Kathmandu, Nepal
15 – 16th July 2005 

Deshal de Mel

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Economic Development and Regional Integration
“Collaborative Security Framework for South Asia” Organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
New Delhi, India
15 – 16th November 2011 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Effective Implementation of PTAs: Case Study of Sri Lanka “WTO/ESCAP Regional Seminar on the WTO and Regional Trade Agreements for Asian Economies”
Organized by the WTO/ESCAP
Bangkok, Thailand
25 – 27th July 2011 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Regional Economic Integration: Deepening of SAFTA
“2nd South Asia Economic Summit” organized by the Research and Information System (RIS)
New Delhi, India,
11 – 12th December 2009 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Bilateralism in South Asia: Recasting the Regionalism Debate “Fifth Annual Conference on Growth, Trade and Development”
organized by the Lahore School of Economics
Lahore, Pakistan
20 – 2st April 2009 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka Country Investment Report “Intra-regional Trade and Investment in South Asia”
organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila
Kathmandu, Nepal
4 – 5th December 2008 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Financial Sector Reforms in South Asia “Financial Sector Reforms in South Asia and Economic Integration in Asia”
organized by the East Asia Bureau of Economic Research (EABER), Australia, and the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research (IGIDR), India
Mumbai, India
17th November 2008 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Ways Forward for South Asian and East Asian Intra-regional Integration “Micro-Economic Foundations of Economic Policy Performance in Asia”
organized by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India and East Asia Bureau of Economic Research (EABER), Australia
New Delhi, India
3 – 4th April 2008 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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India’s Role in SAARC Integration and Way Ahead “India’s Role in South Asian Economic Integration”
organized by the Indian Council of Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
New Delhi, India
10th March 2008 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Key Trade and Development Issues and the New Realities in the Geography of the World Economy “Pre-UNCTAD XII Civil Society Forum”
organized by CUTS Hanoi Resource Centre
Hanoi, Vietnam
6 – 7th March 2008 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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organized by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
Bhurban, Pakistan
17 – 18th April 2007

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Linking Aid for Trade “Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty: Aid for Trade”
organized by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS)
Nairobi, Kenya
15 – 16th March 2007 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka: Trade and Investment Relations with East and South Asia “Economic Cooperation between East Asia and South Asia”
organized by the Asian Development Bank
Singapore
27 – 28th November 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Trade and Development “Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC)”
organized by the World Trade Organization,
University of Hong Kong
26 – 27th April 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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SAFTA: Sensitive Lists, Rules of Origin and NTBs “SAFTA: Business Opportunities and Challenges”,
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
New Delhi, India
13th March 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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The Energy Sector in Sri Lanka: Implications for Regional Cooperation
“Regional Cooperation in the Energy Sector"
Dhaka, Bangladesh
17 – 18th March 2001 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Sri Lankan Peace Package: Economic Implication for North/East
St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace,
London, U.K.
14th October, 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Economic Dividend in the Post-War Period: Myth and the Reality 
St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace,
London, U.K.
8th June, 2004 

Saman Kelegama

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Economic Dimensions of the Peace Dividend in Sri Lanka
Kiwanis Club,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
25th November, 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Economic Dividend in War and Peace in Sri Lanka
“3rd Nimalarajan Memorial lecture” organized by the Department of International Relations, LSE, (UK)/BBC – Sinhala Sandeshaya (UK)/ Nimalarajan Foundation London School of Economics (LSE)/Reporters Without Frontiers (UK)
London, U.K.
30th October, 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Current Economic Situation in Sri Lanka
VOC International, 
Negombo, Sri Lanka
8th August 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Current Situation and Prospects for the Sri Lankan Economy
Executives of the Hemas Drugs Company,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2nd May 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Budget 2002 and Economic Growth 
"Budget 2002" seminar organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
25th March 2002 

Saman Kelegama

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Macroeconomic Aspects of Budget 2002
"Budget 2002" seminar organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC),
CCC Auditorium,
25th March 2002 

Saman Kelegama

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IMF Stand-by Package and Economic Trends in Sri Lanka
Senior Executives of the National Development Bank,
NDB Auditorium,
20th June, 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Budget 2001--- Free Float of Currency and the IMF Package

Senior Executives at Hayleys Limited,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
17th May 2001

Saman Kelegama

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Management of the Sri Lankan Economy during Turbulent Times
Colombo West Rotary Club,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
28th March 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Management of the Sri Lankan Economy: Problems and Challenges
"Annual Research Sessions 2000/2001" of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka
23rd February 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Economic Implications of the Budget 2006
"Budget 2006: Implications"
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo
11th November 2005 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Outlook and Prospects for the Sri Lankan Economy
“CFA Day” organized by the Chartered Financial Analysts,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
11th June 2007 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka’s Current Economic Situation and Future Policy Direction
AGM of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
7th June 2004 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka’s Economic Performance and Current Prospects
Visiting students of the MA programme of the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester
Colombo, Sri Lanka
27th January 2003 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Macroeconomic Implications of the Budget 2002
"Budget 2002: Impact on Exports and Business Competitiveness" organized by the Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka, EDB Auditorium,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
3rd May 2002 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic Dimension of the Present Crisis in Sri Lanka
organized by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES ), "The Present Crisis in Sri Lanka: The Way Forward"
Sri Lanka
6th October 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Sri Lanka’s Current Economic Prospects
Rotary Club of Colombo,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
16th August 2001

Dushni Weerakoon  

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Budget 2001: Implications for Economic Performance
"Budget 2001" organized by the Sri Lanka Economic Association,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
19th March 2001 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Macroeconomic Policy for Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work for All: Sri Lanka Country Study “Employment Policy Knowledge Building Workshop”
Organization (ILO)
Geneva, Switzerland
20 -23rd September 2011 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic Consequences of the Civil War in Sri Lanka
“Conflict Resolution & Peace Building” organized by Centre for Security
Chennai, India 
10 – 11th December 2004

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Regaining Sri Lanka Policy Document
Economic Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC),
Colombo, Sri Lanka
17th March 2003 

Saman Kelegama

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Division of the Country into Five Economic Zones to Accelerate Growth
OPA Auditorium,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
28th May 2002 

Saman Kelegama

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Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction
“First National Dialogue on Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction” Law and Society Trust (LST)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
21st November 2005 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Trade, Development and Poverty: Analytical Issues,
CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics and Environment,
Jaipur, India
18 -19th March 2005 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Analysis of Trade Liberalization for Poverty Alleviation 
“Trade Issues on Sensitive Commodities: Case of Potatoes in Sri Lanka” sponsored by CARP, WBI and IFPRI
Colombo, Sri Lanka
21 – 25th April 2003 

Sanath Jayanetti

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Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction “First National Dialogue on Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction”
Law and Society Trust (LST)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
21st November 2005 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Political Economy of Policymaking: A South Asian Perspective “Workshop on East and South Asia Economic Integration”
Organized by the Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
17 – 19th August 2011 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic Reforms in Sri Lanka: Progress, Constraints and Prospects “Advancing Economic Integration in South and East Asia”
organized by the South Asia Bureau of Economic Research (SABER) of the Australian
National University
11 – 12th February 2010 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic Reforms in Sri Lanka: Progress and Constraints “Efficiency of Economic Policy Formation, Development and Implementation in Key South Asian Economies” organized by the East Asia Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) of the Australian National University in collaboration with the Indian Council for Research on Economiic Relations (ICRIER)
organized by the East Asia Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) of the Australian National University in collaboration with the Indian Council for Research on Economiic Relations (ICRIER)
New Delhi, India
29 – 30th June 2009 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Economic and Political Challenges in Sri Lanka
“South Asia: Environment and Human Security” organized by AusAID
Canberra, Australia
2 – 3rd October 2008 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Trade and Poverty Linkages in Sri Lanka “Trade, Development and Poverty Linkages”
organized by Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS)
Bangkok, Thailand
24 – 25th November 2006

Dushni Weerakoon 

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South Asian Free Trade Agreement 8th Annual Conference of the Economic Freedom Network Asia on “Preferential Trade Agreements: Local Solutions for Global Free Trade?”
Malaysian Institute of Economic Research
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 – 13th September 2006 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Lessons for Asian Experiences on Fiscal Decentralization: The Case of Sri Lanka
“Developing and Strengthening the System of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Fiscal Decentralization” Development Institute, organized by the World Bank and the Korea
Seoul, South Korea
21 – 23rd July 2003 

Dushni Weerakoon 

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Recent and Upcoming Fiscal Reforms in Sri Lanka “Collaborative Research in Fiscal Policy in Asia”
Organized by the Governance Institutes Network International (GINI)
Singapore
8 – 9th August 2010 

Dushni Weerakoon

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Distributional Impacts of Tax Changes
‘Pulling Ourselves Up: Taxation, State-building, and Away from Aid’ 

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International Conference on Taxation & Development in Sri Lanka –
organized by IPS,
Ceylon Continental Hotel, Colombo
3 – 4th November 2011 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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South Asia's Competitiveness in Knowledge-Based Industries 
“South Asia's Competitiveness” organized by the Indian Council for South Asian Cooperation, India International Centre,
New Delhi, India
10th February 2001 

Saman Kelegama

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Promoting Competition without a Competition Law
Symposium on “Competition Policy and Consumer Interest in the Global Economy” organized by CUTS and IDRC

Geneva
October 2001

Malathy Knight-John

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Making Utilities Work for the Consumers: A Developmental Imperative
Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on “New Dimensions of Consumer Protection in the Era of Globalization” organized by CUTS and UNCTAD 

Malathy Knight-John

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Competition Law and Policy: The Sri Lankan Experience
Regional Launch Meeting of the 7-Up2 Project “Advocacy and Capacity Building on Competition Policy and Law in Asia” Organized by CUTS, Jaipur, India, 

Malathy Knight-John

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Organized by the IPS and FCCISL

Colombo, Sri Lanka

March 2012

Malathy Knight-John

 

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Telecommunications Infrastructure in Provinces “Service Delivery for Pro-Poor Growth in Sri Lanka”
Organized by the World Bank Institute and the IPS 

Malathy Knight-John

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Making State-Owned Enterprises Support Pro-Poor Growth “Service Delivery and Infrastructure for Promoting Pro-Poor Growth and Development in Sri Lanka”
Organized by the World Bank Institute and the IPS 

Beruwala, Sri Lanka
January 2006

Malathy Knight-John

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Embedding Competition Principles in Telecommunications Regulation: Issues and Challenges “Competition Policy and Law in Asia”
Organized by CUTS-CITEE 

16-17 August 2005
Malathy Knight-John

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Organized by CRC, University of Manchester

Cape Town, South Africa

7-9 September 2004

Malathy Knight-John

 

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Regulatory Impact Assessment in Sri Lanka: The Bridges that have to be Crossed “International conference on Competition, Regulation, and Regulatory Governance”
Organized by CRC, University of Manchester

Manila, Phillippines

October 2003

Malathy Knight-John

 

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What Sort of Competition Policy Should a Developing Country Have? “Competition Policy and Pro-Poor Development”
Organized by CUTS-CITEE 

Geneva, Switzerland
February 2003

Malathy Knight-John

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Distributional Impacts of Privatization: The Sri Lankan Experience International Workshop on the Distributional Impacts of Privatization
Organized by the Center on Global Development 

Washington D.C.
February 2003
Malathy Knight-John

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Sri Lanka’s Experience with Competition Policy “Research scoping workshop on Internationalizing Competition Policy: Developing Country Perspectives”
Organized by IDRC 

February 2003

Malathy Knight-John

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Promoting Competition without a Competition Law “Competition Policy and Consumer Interest in the Global Economy”
Organized by CUTS-CITEE 

Geneva, Switzerland
October 2001

Malathy Knight-John

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Making Utilities Work for the Consumers: A Developmental Imperative “Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on New Dimensions of Consumer Protection in the Era of Globalisation”
Organized by CUTS-CITEE 

Geneva, Switzerland
October 2001

Malathy Knight-John

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Telecommunications Reforms and Privatization in Sri Lanka “Telecommunications Reforms in the Asia-Pacific: Can Developing Countries Benefit from the Experience of Developed Countries?”
Organized by the Griffith University, Australia 

Jakarta, Indonesia
November 2000

Malathy Knight-John

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Sri Lanka’s Privatization Experience “International Symposium on Privatization”
Organized by the Asian Productivity Organization 

Bangkok, Thailand, July 1995

Malathy Knight-John

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 Regulatory Impact Assessment: A Tool for Better Regulatory Governance in Sri Lanka

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IPS 

 

2005

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Performance Contracting: A Strategy for Public Enterprise Reform in Sri Lanka? 

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Malathy Knight John  1997 
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Cross Border Competition Implications for Sri Lanka 

 

 

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Malathy Knight John,
P.P.A. Wasantha,
Andrew Perumal,
P.W. Rupasinghe and
Avanthi Gunathilake

 
2003 
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Towards a New Competition Law in Sri Lanka

 

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IPS and Law and Trust Society  2002 
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Privatization: The Sri Lankan Experience 

 

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Saman Kelegama  1992 

 

 

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Madurawela, S., Hirimuthugodage, D.,Premaratne,D. and J.Wijayasiri (2016), Trade Winds of Change - Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise in South Asia Background Country Study-Sri Lanka, United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok.

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Sunimalee Madurawala, Hirimuthugodage, Premaratne,D. and J.Wijayasiri 

2016

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Trade Winds of Change- Women entrepreneurs on the rise in South Asia

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Sunimalee Madurawala

2016

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TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION AUDIT: SRI LANKA 

 

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Suwendrani Jayaratne, Dharshani Premaratne and Janaka Wijayasiri 

2016

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Facilitating Trade between India and Sri Lanka 

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Suwendrani Jayaratne  and Janaka Wijayasiri

2016

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Attygalle K., Hirimuthugodage D., Madurawala S.,  Seneratne A.,  Wijesinha A. and Edirisinghe C. (2014), Female Entrepreneurship and the Role of Business Development Services in Promoting Small and Medium Women Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, Oxfam GB, Sri Lanka 

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Attygalle K., Hirimuthugodage D., Madurawala S.,  Seneratne A.,  Wijesinha A. and Edirisinghe C.

2014

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Repositioning in the Global apparel Value Chain in the Post-MFA Era:Strategic Issues and Evidence from Sri Lanka

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Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Raveen Ekanayake 

2014

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Towards a Stronger, Dynamic and Inclusive South Asia

 

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  2014
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Hand Book on the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement 

 

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  2013 
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Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia ( P/ C)

 

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Sadiq Ahmed, Saman Kelegama        Ejaz Ghani,   2010
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Gaining Competitive Advantage through the Protection of Geographical Indications: An Analysis of the Tea, Sapphires and Cinnamon Industries of Sri Lanka 

 

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  2009 
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Trade in Services in South Asia: Opportunities and Risks of Liberalization ( P/ C)       

 

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Saman Kelegama   2009 
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Utilization of Preferential Trade Arrangements: Sri Lanka 's Experience with the EU and US GSP Schemes 

 

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Janaka Wijayasiri 

 
2007 
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South Asia in the WTO 

 

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Saman Kelegama   2007 
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Ready Made Garment  Industry in Sri Lanka:  Facing the Global Challenge ( P/ C)  

 

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Saman Kelegama   2004 
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Indo-Sri Lanka CEPA Report ( P/ C) 

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  2003 
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Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia:  A Sri Lankan Perspective. 

 

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Dushni Weerakoon and Janaka Wijayasiri 2001 
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Cultivating the Pearl: Australia’s Economic Relations with Sri Lanka 

 

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Prema-chandra Athukorala and Ric Shand

 
1997 
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Policy Issues on Promoting Backward Linkages from the Garment Industry in Sri Lanka ( P/ C ) 

 

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  1996 
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The Uruguay Round and MFA Quota: The Textiles and Garment Industries in Sri Lanka: The Next 10 Years ( P/ C) 

 

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Chris Edwards  1996 
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Recent Trends in Foreign Aid 

 

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Shakuntala Kuruppu  1194 
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The North American Free Trade Agreement and Its Implications for Sri Lanka: With Special Reference to the Garment Industry. ( P/ C)   

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Saman Kelegama  and Indira Unamboowe 1994 
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Protectionism and Trade  Policy in Manufacturing And Agriculture in Sri Lanka ( P/ C) 

 

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Saman Kelegama and Fritz Foley 1993 
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The Enlargement of the European Community and Its Impact on Sri Lanka ( P/ C) 

 

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Douglas Jayasekera  1992 
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Liberalization and Industrialization: The Sri Lankan Experience of the 1980s. ( P/ C) 

 

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Saman Kelegama  1992 
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Adaptation to Changing Trade Patterns in the Global Trading Systems 

 

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Robert M. Stern

 
1991 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regulatory Impact Assessment: A Tool for Better Regulatory Governance in Sri Lanka

 

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Saman Kelegama  and Dileni Gunewarden

2012

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Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka (Volume-01) ( P/ C)

 

 

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Saman Kelegama and Dileni Gunewa  2011 
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A Frame work for Social Accounting  Matrices(SAMs) for Sri Lanka 

 

 

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Jayatilleke S. Bandara and Athula Naranpanawa

 
2006 
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Development Under Stress 

 

 

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Saman Kelegama    2006 
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Input Output Tables for Sri Lanka-2000 

 

 

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D. Amarasinghe and Jayatilleke S. Bandara  2005 
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Policy Impact Analysis in Contemporary Sri Lanka 

 

 

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David Dunham

 
2000 

 

 

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Contemporary Economic Issues

 

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Saman Kelegama  

 2006

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South Asia After The Quota System: Impact of The MFA Phase-Out 

 

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Saman Kelegama   2005 
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Economic Policy in Sri Lanka Issues and Debates-A Fistschrift in Honour of Gamini Corea

 

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Saman Kelegama   2004 
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The Problems of Measuring  Cost of Living in Sri Lanka 

 

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R. B. M.  Korale  2001 
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The Economic Cost of the War in Sri Lanka. ( P/ C) 

 

 

 

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Nisha Arunatilake, Sisira Jayasuriya and Saman Kelegama

2000
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 Annotated Bibliography of Macroeconomic and Adjustment Policies in Sri Lanka 

 

 

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Neranjana Gunetilleke and Janaka Wijayairi

 

2000 
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Capital Account Liberalization and Financial Crises in East Asia ( P/ C) 

 

 

 

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Dushni Weerakoon and Rozana Salih  1998 
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Globalization – Liberalizing  The Capital Account in Sri Lanka ( P/ C) 

 

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Wimal Hettiarachchi  1998 
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Japan’s Role in Asian Development: Lessons for Sri Lanka.  ( P/C ) 

 

 

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Dushni Weerakoon and Lekha Ratwatte  1996 
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How Open has the Sri Lankan Economy Become? Trends in Trade and Trade Taxes: 1977-93. 

 

 

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Dushni Weerakoon and Howard White  1995 
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Macroeconomic Policy Implications of Foreign Capital Inflows: The Sri Lankan Experience ( P/C) 

 

 

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P. Samararatne  1995 
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Stabilization and Liberalization : A Closer Look at the Sri Lankan Experience 1977-93 

 

 

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David Dunham and  Saman Kelegama  1994 
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External Shocks, Adjustment Policies and the Current Account: The Case of Sri Lanka, 1971-1991 

 

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Howard White, and Saman Kelegama  1993 
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Growth, Stability and Balance of Payments 

 

 

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Lloyd Fernando  1992
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What Type of Capitalism Does Sri Lanka Need?  ( P/C ) 

 

 

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Mick Noore  1992 
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A Macroeconomic Overview of Sri Lanka 1970-1987 with Special Reference to Stabilization Issues. ( P/C ) 

 

 

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S.A. Karunaratne  1991 
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The Theoretical Foundations of Competing Stabilization Policy Prescriptions: The Sri Lankan Experience 1970-1988 

 

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Purnima Rajapakse  1991 
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Inflation in Sri Lanka 1971-1987 ( P/ C) 

 

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H.V.B. Nicholas  1990 
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Stabilization and Growth; Some Notes on the Role of Credible Policies 

 

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Anoop Singh 1990 
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Stabilization and Adjustment Programs: Theoretical and Policy Issues 

 

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Michael W. Bell  1990 

 

 

 

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Foreign Aid in South Asia-The Emerging Scenario 

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Saman Kelegama  

2012

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Sri Lanka’s National Accounts 1950-2002 

 

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Terrence Savundranayagam 2005 
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Liberalization of International Air Transport in Sri Lanka: Policy Options  

 

 

 

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Janaka Wijayasiri, Prashan Malalasekara and Priyanga Dunusinghe

 

2004 
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A Literature Survey of Macro Econometric and GEC Models In Sri Lanka 

 

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S. W. S. B. Dasanayake
2000