Kithmina Hewage is a Research Officer at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS). His work is mainly based on international political economics, foreign direct investment, international trade policy, and private sector development. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Johns Hopkins University with departmental and university honours and graduated from University College London (UCL) with an MSc. in International Public Policy where he authored a thesis on the political-economy of foreign aid at the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has published articles in several international journals and other international outlets.


D.Weerakoon, K. Hewage, “Fiscal Policy, Growth, and Macrostability” Chapter, in S. Kelegama “Tax Policy in Sri Lanka: Economic Perspectives

K. Hewage, V. Subramaniam, “International Environment” Chapter in State of the Economy Report 2017

Book review of “South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create Next Export Powerhouse” for South Asian Economic Journal (2017)

Fiscal Policy for Growth: Sustainable Finance for Development, Chapter in State of the Economy Report 2016


Economic Outlook: Sri Lanka

Presented by Kithmina Hewage
At the ADB-Asian Think Tank Development Forum
Organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
20-21 September

Industrial Policy and Development in Sri Lanka

Presented by Kithmina Hewage
At the Trans Himalaya Development Forum
Organized by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
9-12 July 2017

“China’s Silk Route initiative has gained greater importance than initially expected due to shifts in the international economic order catalyzed by populist politics in the West.”China’s Silk Route in a Changing Global Order.

Presented by Kithmina Hewage at the ‘Symposium on the Land of Abundance and the Silk Road’

April 7-9, 2017

Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences

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

IPS In-House Seminar, IPS Conference Room
January 5, 2016