Ayesha Basnayake of the Department of Economics, at the University of Colombo wins this year’s Saman Kelegama Memorial Research Grant

14 August 2023

Ayesha Basnayake of the Department of Economics, University of Colombo is the winner of the Saman Kelegama Memorial Research Grant for 2023. Her research study will examine the efficiency and effectiveness of an electronic tax payment system, compared to a manual tax payment system for the taxpayers. Her study will also analyse how to simplify the existing complex tax system through an electronic tax payment system and how to reduce the number of tax avoiders and tax evaders using an electronic tax payment system and will demonstrate the areas which are to be developed in order to increase direct tax income in Sri Lanka through an electronic tax payment system.

Ms Basnayake is currently carrying out her research at IPS under the supervision of Dr Asanka Wijesinghe.