Launch of two Volumes on, ‘Economic & Social Development Under a Market Economy Regime in Sri Lanka’, Felicitation for Prof. Buddhadasa Hewavitharana

The IPS and the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Peradeniya launched two Volumes on “Economic and Social Development under a Market Economy Regime” edited by Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the IPS and Dileni Gunawardena, Senior Lecturer of the University of Peradeniya. The Volumes were in honour of Professor Buddhadasa Hewavitharana, former Professor of Economics at the University of Peradeniya and former Board Member and Chairman of the IPS.

Welcome & Introductory speeches were delivered by Executive Director, IPS and Dr. Dileni Gunawardena, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics & Statistics, University of Peradeniya. Prof. Wisva Warnapala former Minister of Higher Education & Professor of Political Science, University of Peradeniya delivered Remarks on Prof. Hewavitharana. Chief Guest at the occasion was Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation, Ministry of Finance & Planning. The Volumes were reviewed by W. A. Wijewardena, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, former Director, Economic Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom, Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne, Head, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Prof. J.B. Dissanayake, former Professor of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya. Vote of Thanks was delivered by, Anushka Wijesinha, Research Economist, IPS.

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