Nuwanthi’s research interests include trade and international political economics including the role of trade negotiations, sanctions and international relations as well as topics in development economics. She is currently working in the International Economics Unit at IPS on research relating to international trade and trade agreements.  Nuwanthi holds a MSc with Distinction in International Economics, Finance and Development from the University of Surrey, UK and a BSc(Hons) in Economics and Finance from the University of Southampton, UK.

 

Research

Wijayasiri, J. Senaratne, N. (2018). China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Sri Lanka. In García, A. China: BRI o el nuevo camino de la seda, (pp.373-401). Mexico City. National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Wijayasiri, J. Senaratne, N. (2018). China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) A sustainable partnership for Sri Lanka?, in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2018, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Wijayasiri, J. Senaratne, N. Country Update: Barriers for SMEs to export at regional and international level. Report for CUTS International.

Presentations

Presentation on ‘The Effect of National Power on Economic Performance’
IPS In House Seminar
25 October 2018

Presentation on ‘Implementation issues concerning the National Single Window for Trade in Sri Lanka. Tasks to be Performed in Preparation of the Start of Operations
Public- Private Consultation on Sri Lanka National Single Window (NSW)
Organised by the International Trade Center (ITC) in collaboration with Govt. SL as part of the EU- Sri Lanka Trade related assistance
26 September 2018
Colombo

Presentation on ‘Government Agency as the Operator for the NSW: Case study for Philippines and New Zealand
Public- Private Consultation on Sri Lanka National Single Window (NSW)
Organised by the International Trade Center (ITC) in collaboration with Govt. SL as part of the EU- Sri Lanka Trade related assistance
24 July 2018
Colombo

Presentation on ‘What Governance mechanism for Sri Lanka National Single Window?
Public- Private Consultation on Sri Lanka National Single Window (NSW)
Organised by the International Trade Center (ITC) in collaboration with Govt. SL as part of the EU- Sri Lanka Trade related assistance
24 May 2018
Colombo

Presentation on ‘What functionalities for Sri Lanka Single Window? Paperless customs: Case study of Mauritius
Public- Private Consultation on Sri Lanka National Single Window (NSW)
Organised by the International Trade Center (ITC) in collaboration with Govt. SL as part of the EU- Sri Lanka Trade related assistance
05 April 2018
Colombo

Commentary