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Local Books:
Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka, Buddhadasa Hewavitharana Felicitation Volume I Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka, Buddhadasa Hewavitharana Felicitation Volume I, October, 2011
(edited with DileniGunewardena)
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Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka, Buddhadasa Hewavitharana Felicitation Volume 2 Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka, Buddhadasa Hewavitharana Felicitation Volume 2, February, 2012
(edited with DileniGunewardena)
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“Contemporary Economic Issues: Sri Lanka in the Global Context”
Sri Lanka Economic Association, 2006
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“South Asia after the Quota System: Impact of the MFA Phase-Out”
(editor), IPS/FES, 2005
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“Ready-Made Garment Industry in Sri Lanka: Facing the Global Challenge”
(editor) IPS, 2004
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Sri Lanka Economic Journal (Special Issue in Honour of Gamani Corea) (edited with A.D.V. de S. Indraratna), 2004

“400 Years of Dutch-Sri Lanka Relations: 1602-2002” (edited with R. Madawela), IPS, 2003

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Impediments to Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia (editor), joint publication of the Coalition for Action for South Asian Cooperation and IPS, 2001

“Study on the Impact of Labour Legislation on Labour Demand in Sri Lanka” (with R. Gunatilaka), Department of National Planning, Ministry of Finance and Planning, 1997

“Privatization in Sri Lanka: The Experience During the Early Years of Implementation”, Sri Lanka Economic Association-USAID joint publication, Colombo, 1993

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Local Refereed Journal Articles:

Global Economic Crisis and Sri Lanka”, Journal of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, March/April, 2009

Book Review: “Economic Growth and Social Transformations: Five Lectures on Sri Lanka” by Nimal Sanderatne (Tamarind Publication), Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2000

“Labour Retrenchment in a Privatization Programme: The Sri Lankan Experience” (with R. Salih) Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 21, Nos. 1 & 2, 1998

“Pre-Conditions for Sri Lanka Achieving NIC Status in the Year 2000”, Upanathi, Vol. 7, Nos.1&2, 1996

“Structural Adjustment & Employment Creation in Sri Lanka”, Sri Lanka Labour Gazette, Vol. 46, No. 1, 1995

“Trends in Income Distribution and Asset Ownership in Sri Lanka, Pravada, August 1993; (Also published in HRDC Review, 1994)

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“High Interest Rates & Exporters: The Problems of Policy Options in Sri Lanka, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, November 1992

“The Non-Aligned Movement”, Pravada, January 1992

“Trade Policy and Industrial Development in Sri Lanka” (with G. Wignaraja), Marga Quarterly Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1991

“Review of the: World Development Report 1990”, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1990

“Speed & Stages of a Trade Liberalization Strategy: The Case of Sri Lanka”, Marga Quarterly Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1989

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“Review of The Challenge in South Asia: Development, Democracy and Regional Cooperation” by P. Wignaraja and A. Hussain, Sage, New Delhi & London, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1989

Growth & Equity: The Sri Lankan Experience”, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol.2, No. 1, 1987

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Local Non-Refereed Journal Articles:

Working Towards a Common Position for South Asia in the WTO”, Sri Lanka Exporter, Vol. 55, 2007

Interest and Exchange Rate Impact on the Economy”, The Chartered Accountant, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2007

Why is the Rupee Depreciating so Rapidly”, MONTAGE, Vol. 1, No. 10, 2007

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in 2006: A Closer Look, Sri Lanka Exporter, Vol. 58, July/Sep 2007

Global Integration and National Interests: Managing Change in Sri Lanka, OPA Journal, Vol. 22, May 2007

“Review of Human Development in a Knoweledge-Based Society- Sri Lanka Scene”, Economic Review, April/July, 2005

“Oil Price Surge and Quest for Energy: Sri Lanka in Global Perspective”, Economic Review, April/July, 2005

“Post-MFA Scenario for Sri Lanka”, Journal of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (Special Issue to mark the National Business Excellence Awards – 2004), 2004

“Role of Policy and Strategy in Developing Industrial Competitiveness in Sri Lanka”, Business Today, November, 2002

“Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Progress of Sri Lankan Exports in 2000”, Sri Lanka Exporter, Vol. 34, June-August, 2001

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“Industrialization in Sri Lanka”, Business Today, February 2000

“WTO and Emerging Issues in International Trade”, News Survey: Central Bank of Sri Lanka, December 1999

“Japan: From Economic Miracle to Recession – Economic Management during Turbulent Times”, Business Today, August, 1999

“Indo-Sri Lanka Economic Relations: Trends and Outlook”, Business Today, November, 1998

“Export Sector in Sri Lanka: Jubilee Reflections”, Sri Lankan Exporter, Vol. 23, 1998

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“Economic Cost of the North East Conflict in Sri Lanka”, Outlook, Winter 1997/98

“Do Environmental Regulations and Laws hamper Trade Prospects ?”, Business Today, September, 1998

“Evolution of Insurance Services in Sri Lanka and Private Health Insurance”, Economic Review, February, 1997

“Economic Growth, Environment and Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka”, Economic Review, Nov/Dec., 1997

“The Future Growth Scenario in Sri Lanka: Lead Growth Centres”, Achiever, Journal of the National Development Bank of Sri Lanka, Vol. 1, No. IV, 1995

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“European Community and Its Impact on Third World Countries: With Special Reference to Sri Lanka”, Economic Review, January 1993

Economic Cooperation in the SAARC Region: Facts and Figures, Lanka Guardian, October 1991

Budget 1991: Macroeconomic Implications” (with N. Gunatilleke), Lanka Guardian, February 1991

“Some Reflections of the South Commission Report, Lanka Guardian, August & September 1991

“Economics of Boom and Bust: The Thatcher Miracle Reconsidered, Economic Review, December 1990

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Chapters in Books (Local):

‘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

Economic Integration in South Asia: Sri Lankan Perspective” in Ajitha Tennakoon (eds.), Studies in Economics: Professor F. R. Jayasuriya Felicitation Volume, Prof. FRJ Foundation, 2008

“An Overview of Sri Lanka's Trading Regime at the Regional, Bilateral and Multilateral Levels” in A D V de S Indraratna, Athula Ranasinghe, and Subashini Abeysinghe (eds.), Global Free Trade verses Trade Agreement: Case of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Economic Association, 2006

“Fifty Years of Sri Lanka's Participation in International Trade and Prospects for the Future” in H.M. Bandara, A.U. Thennakoon and M.M. Gunatilake (eds.), Essay in Honour of Professor K. Dharmasena, Godage International Publishers, Colombo, 2006

“Private Sector: Role in Infrastructure” in A.D.V. de S. Indraratne and A. Ranasinghe (eds.), Public-Private Sector Partnership in Economic Development: A Case for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Economic Association, Colombo, 2006

“50 Years of Economic Cooperation” (with Janaka Wijayasiri) in Sri Lanka-Germany: Fifty Years of Friendship and Cooperation, Colombo, 2003

“Competition Policy in Sri Lanka: An Overview” in Malathy Knight-John (ed.), Competition Policy and Utility Regulation: The Sri Lankan Experience, Law and Society Trust, 2002

“South Asian Regionalism and Sri Lanka” in Rajan Phillips (ed.), Sri Lanka: Global Challenges and National Crises (Proceedings of the Hector Abeyavardhana Felicitation Symposium), Social Scientist Association, 2001

“Liberalization and the WTO Agreement on Financial Services” in Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka (ed.), Progressive Banker and the Law, Gunasena Publishers, 2001

“Food Security Issues in Sri Lanka” in S.G. Samarasinghe (ed.), Hector Kobbekaduwa Felicitation Volume, Hector Kobbekaduwa Trust, 2000

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“Investment and Globalization with Special Reference to South Asia” in A.D.V. de S. Indraratna (ed.), Globalization and South Asia: Retrospect and Prospect, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1999

“Economic Development in Sri Lanka during the 50 Years of Independence: What Went Wrong ?” in Milestones to Independence: People's Bank of Sri Lanka -- Golden Jubilee Volume, 1999

“Insurance Services in Sri Lanka: An Economic Analysis” in A.D.V. de S. Indraratna (ed.), Fifty Years of Sri Lanka's Independence: A Socio-Economic Review, Sri Lanka Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Colombo, 1998

“Opportunities for Trade and Investment Expansion for Sri Lanka under SAPTA and SAFTA” in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (ed.), Opportunities for Trade and Investment Expansion: SAPTA and SAFTA, Colombo, 1998

“Privatization: An Overview of the Process and Issues” in W.D. Lakshman (ed.), Dilemmas of Development: Economy of Sri Lanka Since Independence, Sri Lanka Association of Economists, Colombo, 1997

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“EC and its Impact on Trade in South Asia” in U. Everding and V. Gunawardana (eds.), Perspective of European Integration & South Asian Cooperation, Goethe/BCIS publication, Colombo, 1995

“Evaluation Criteria of Competitiveness of Nations” in CIMA (ed.), Comparative, Competitive Advantage: Imperatives to Sri Lanka 's Growth, CIMA, Colombo, 1992

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Media Articles:

“Review Essay: Gamani Corea: My Memoirs”, Sunday Island, 31 August, 2008
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“South Asia Development and Cooperation Report”, The Island, 25 August, 2008
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“Sri Lanka DFCC Bank”, Daily Mirror, 28 March, 2008
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“DFCC at 50: Looking Back to Look Beyond”, Sunday Island, 2 March, 2008
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“Dr. N. M. Perera’s Polices and Achievements as Finance Minister", Sunday Island, 10 December, 2006

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