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   Latest Essays/Interviews
‘Challenges Remain for
China-Sri Lanka FTA’

EASTASIA FORUM,
28th March, 2014
 
Global Economic Outlook for 2014 and Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times
29th December, 2013
 
WTO Bali Ministerial Outcome:
What Implications for Global Trade and Sri Lanka?

Ceylon Today,
15th December, 2013
 
SAARC Needs an Institutional Revamp
The Island,
7th December, 2013
 
WTO Bali Ministerial: Issues and Challenges
DailyFT,
3rd December, 2013
 
 
  International Publications
China-SAARC Economic Cooperation: Emerging Scenario
2012

  Local (Sri Lankan)   Publications

Impact of Trade Imbalances: Contemporary Trade Policies and Agreements’
In Indraratna A.D. V. De S. and Saratha Vidanagama (eds.) Achieving Economic Goals in the Midst of Global Challenges, 2012

‘The Case for Liberalization of Tea Imports for Increasing Value Addition and Enhancing Tea Exports from Sri Lanka’
in W. Wimalaratana (ed.). Agriculture and Rural Development in Sri Lanka, DRC, University of Colombo, 2011

“Compiling Input-Output (IO) Tables and Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs) for Sri Lanka: Review of Progress, Problems and the Challenge”
(with J. Bandara) in Senanayake, S.M.P. et. al (ed.), Development Perspectives: Growth and Equity in Sri Lanka – A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. W. D. Lakshman, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, 2008
 
 
 
Dr.Saman Kelegama - Executive Director - IPS
News
SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Brainstorming Workshop,
Le-Meridien, New Delhi,
12 – 14th February 2014
 SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Brainstorming Workshop, Le-Meridien, New Delhi, 12 – 14th February 2014
Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce - 20th Anniversary,
Sri Lanka Singapore Conference Hall, Siribopura, Hambantota,
27th January 2014
Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce - 20th Anniversary, Sri Lanka Singapore Conference Hall, Siribopura, Hambantota, 27th January 2014
Presentation on the ‘Implications of the 2014 Budget on the Banking and Financial Sector in Sri Lanka’, Post Budget Forum HNB Auditorium, Colombo,
9th December 2013
Implications of the 2014 Budget on the Banking and Financial Sector in Sri Lanka
Seminar on “Whither Exports in the Next 5 Years” organized by the Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka, JIC Hilton Hotel, Colombo, 25th October 2013
 International Conference, Institute of Certified Professional Managers, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration
International Conference on “Managing Enterprises: Challenges and Opportunities”, Institute of Certified Professional Managers, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration,
12th –13th September, 2013
 International Conference, Institute of Certified Professional Managers, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration
 
 


Saman Kelegama is the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS). Prior to this appointment as the Executive Director he was a Research Fellow of the IPS from 1990-1994. He is a trade policy economist who also works on industrial economics, public enterprise reform, and macroeconomics.

He obtained his doctorate -- D.Phil (Econ) from Oxford University, UK in 1990. He has an MSc (Econ) from Oxford University and MSc (Maths) first class degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. He was a Government of India Cultural Scholar for his undergraduate studies during 1978-1983.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Australia South Asia Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1998); Government of India Distinguished Visiting Scholar (1998); Salzburg Fellow (1997); USIS International Visitor (1993); and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands (1992/3). He has been (and is) a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Colombo, Post-Graduate Institute of Management (PIM), Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Diplomatic Training Institute (BDTI), Sri Lanka and several other institutions. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, ILO, UN-ESCAP, Commonwealth Secretariat, among other organizations.

Dr. Kelegama has served in the Board of Directors of many government, private sector and professional institutions, and currently serves in the governing boards of a number of regional and international institutions. Dr. Kelegama has also served as Chairman in many Sri Lankan and regional associations, and groupings and has represented the Sri Lankan academia at a number of official delegations. During 2002-2004, Dr. Kelegama was the Economic Advisor to the Minister of Industries, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Kelegama has presented papers in many international seminars and delivered public lectures in many fora both in Sri Lanka and overseas. He serves as the co-editor of the South Asia Economic Journal which is published by Sage International Publications, and serves in the editorial Board of the PIM Journal – Sri Lanka Journal of Management. He has published a number of books and over 100 articles in refereed journals. Most of his writings have been on the Sri Lankan economy, regional integration and WTO issues. A book he edited titled: “Economic Policy in Sri Lanka: Issues and Debates” in 2004 is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date books on the Sri Lankan economy. He has also written to many local and international Magazines and served as a popular columnist to local newspapers.