Distinguished Fellows

The IPS has a network of Distinguished Fellows to formally connect with Sri Lankan origin economists based overseas. The intention behind the initiative is to strengthen existing collaborative research engagements and facilitate future joint activities between IPS and Sri Lankan origin economists with strong research backgrounds on issues of economic policy in Sri Lanka. Our current network of Distinguished Fellows includes eminent economists based in Australia, the USA and the Philippines.


Sisira Jayasuriya
Professor of Economics

Monash University

Prema-chandra Athukorala
Professor of Economics

Australian National University

Jayatilleke Bandara
Professor of Economics

Griffith University

Herath Gunatilake
Former Director, Environment and Safeguards Division

Asian Development Bank

H. N. Thenuwara
Adjunct Assistant Professor

University of Iowa