International Refereed Journal ArticlesExpandShow less

Financial Inclusion, Regulation, and Education in Sri Lanka

ADBI Working Paper Series No. 504, 2014

China-Sri Lanka Economic Relations: An Overview
China Report, Vol. 50, No. 2, May 2014

The India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement and the Proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement: A Closer Look
ADBI Working Paper Series No. 458, 2014

China-SAARC Economic Cooperation: Emerging Scenario
Policy Perspectives, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2012 (Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad)

Trade and Poverty in Asia and Pacific
Book Review in Pacific Affairs, Vol. 84, No.4, 2011

“EU Trade Policy and Democracy building in South Asia”
International IDEA, Sweden, 2010

“Ready –made Garment Exports from Sri Lanka” ,Journal of Contemporary Asia,Vol. 39, No. 4, November 2009.

“Towards Greater Economic Connectivity in South Asia”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXXII, No. 39, September, 2007

“The Bilateral Track: The Case of the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement”, South Asian Survey, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006

“Ready-Made Garment Exports: The Case of Sri Lanka” in Dialogue and Cooperation, Occasional Papers, 15:2, 2006

“Transforming Conflict with an Economic Dividend: The Sri Lankan Experience”, The Round Table (The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs), Issue 391, 2005

“Ready-Made Garment Industry in Sri Lanka: Preparing to Face the Global Challenges”, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, ESCAP, UN, 2005

“Regionalism Debate: Repositioning SAFTA” (with Ratnakar Adhikari), South Asia Journal, No. 7, 2005

“SAFTA: A Critique”South Asia Journal, No. 4, 2004 , South Asia Journal, No. 4, 2004

“Sri Lankan Exports to India: Impact of the FTA”, Economic and Political Weekly,Vol. XXXVIII, No. 30, 2003

“WTO and South Asia: From Doha to Cancun” (with I.N. Mukherji), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 37, 2003

“Sri Lanka Economy of War and Peace”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVII, No. 42, 2002

“Indian Ocean Regionalism: Is there a Future?”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVII, No. 25, 2002

“A Need for a New Direction for SAARC: An Economic Perspective”, South Asian Survey, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2002

“Economic Cost of the War in Sri Lanka” (with Sisira Jayasuriya and Nisha Arunatilake), World Development, Vol. 29, No.9, 2001

“Bangkok Agreement and BIMSTEC: Crawling Regional Economic Groupings of Asia”, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2001

“Sri Lanka Economy in Turbulent Times: Budget 2001 and IMF Package”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVI, No. 28, 2001

“Open Regionalism in the Indian Ocean: How Relevant is the APEC Model for IOR-ARC ?”, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2000

“Open Regionalism and APEC: Rhetoric and Reality”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXV, No. 51 ( Sameeksha, India ), 2000

“Development in Independent Sri Lanka: What Went Wrong?”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXV, No. 17 ( Sameeksha, India ), 2000

“SAARC: From Association to Community – A Small Country Perspective”, South Asian Survey, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1999

“Indo-Sri Lanka Trade and the Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: A Sri Lankan Perspective”, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1999

“Impediments to Promoting Backward Linkages from the Garment Industry in Sri Lanka” (with Fritz Foley), World Development, Vol. 27, No. 8, 1999

“Can Open Regionalism Work in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation ?”, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1998

“The Political Economy of Agriculture Trade Policy: Sri Lanka in the Uruguay Round” (with Prema-Chandra Athukorala), Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 7, No.1, 1998

“Privatization and the Public Exchequer: Some Observations from the Sri Lankan Experience”, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol.4, No.1, 1997

“Risks to the Sri Lankan Garment Industry from Trade Diversion Effects of NAFTA”, Development Policy Review, Vol. 15, 1997

“Stabilization and Adjustment: A Second Look at the Sri Lankan Experience, 1977-93” (with David Dunham), The Developing Economies, Vol. 35, No. 2, 1997

“Does Leadership Matter in the Economic Reform Process ? Liberalization and Governance in Sri Lanka, 1989-1993” (with David Dunham), World Development,Vol. 25, No. 2, 1997

“SAPTA and Its Future”, South Asian Survey, Vol. 3, Nos. 1&2, 1996

“External Shocks & Domestic Policy Adjustment: The Case of Sri Lanka” (with Howard White), Asian Economic Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1994

“Labour Absorption in Industries: Some Observations from the Sri Lankan Experience” (with Ganeshan Wignaraja), Industry & Development, Vol. 29, 1992

“Liberalization & Industrialization: The Sri Lankan Experience of the 1980s”, South Asia Journal, Vol.5, No.3, January-March 1992.

International Refereed Working PapersExpandShow less

Global Partnership for Post-MDGs and Resource Mobilisation: Southern Voice Occasional Paper 6 – Dhakha, Bangladesh, 2014

“India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Six Years Performance and Beyond” (with Indra Nath Mukherji), RIS Discussion Paper, New Delhi, India, 2007

“Regional Integration in the WTO Era: South Asia at Crossroads” (with R. Adhikari), SAWTEE/CUTS-CITEE, Discussion Paper, Kathmandu, Nepal

“Productivity and Labour Cost in Manufacturing Industries: Sri Lanka” (with Prematilake Samararatne and Malathy Knight-John), SAAT Working Papers, 1999, ILO, New Delhi, India.

International Non-Refereed (Magazine) ArticlesExpandShow less

“15th SAARC Summit: Emerging Issues”, Trade Insight, Vol.4, No. 3, 2008

“Traditional SAARC, modern Southasia”, Himal Southasian, August, 2008

“10 Strategies for South Asia”, Trade Insight, Vol. 4, No. 1 (SAWTEE), 2008

“Working Towards a Common Position for South Asia in the WTO”, Trade Insight,Vol. 2, No. 2 (SAWTEE), 2006

“Emerging Scenario in North-South Bilateral Trade Agreements of South Asia”, Trade Insight, Vol. 3, 2005

“Tokyo Donor Conference: LTTE Rethink Aid for Reconstruction”, South Asia Intelligence Review – Weekly Assessment and Briefings, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2003

“SAARC: Time to Reflect and Take Stock”, Trade and Development Monitor, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2002

“Full of Eastern Promise: South Asia”, TransGlobal, DaimlerChrysler Global Transport Review 1/2000.

Chapters in Books (International)ExpandShow less

China as a Balancer in South Asia: An Economic Perspective with Special Reference to Sri Lanka

in Thomas Finger (ed) The New Great Game, Stanford University Press, 2016

“Inclusive Growth in Sri Lanka”
In A.Hussain and M. Dubey (eds.), Democracy Sustainable Development and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia
May 2014

“Sri Lanka” in Anis Chowdhuy and Wahiduddin Mahmud (eds.), Hand Book on the South Asia Economics, Edward Elgar Publications, U.K, 2008

“Overview” (with B.S. Chimni, B.L. Das and M. Rahman) in B.S. Chimni et al. (eds.)South Asian Yearbook of Trade and Development 2006 – Multilateralism at Cross-Roads: Reaffirming Development Priorities, Wiley, India, 2007.

“Sri Lanka” in South Asian Perspectives 2006: Regionalism and Trade, ISAS, National University of Singapore, 2007

“Repositioning SAFTA in the Regionalism Debate” (with Ratnakar Adhikari) in A. Siddiqui (ed.), India and South Asia – Economic Development in the Age of Globalization, M.E. Sharp Publication, New York, 2007

“Transformation of a Conflict using an Economic Dividend: Sri Lanka Experience” in V.R. Raghavan and V. Burner (eds.), Federalism, Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka,Lancer Publishers, India, 2006

“Trade in Textiles and Apparel in South Asia” (with Bilesha Weeraratne) in CENTAD (ed.) South Asian Year Book of Trade and Development 2005 – Mainstreaming Development in Trade Negotiations: Run Up to Hong Kong, Centre for Trade and Development (CENTAD), India, 2005

“Market Reform, Diversification, and Food Security in Sri Lanka” (with Suresh Babu) in Suresh Babu and Ashok Gulati (eds.), Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia, The Haworth Press, New York, 2005

“Globalization and Industrial Relations in Sri Lanka” in V.V. Ramani (ed.), Sri Lankan Economy: Policies and Achievements, ICFAI University Press, India, 2005

“How to Advance SAFTA” in R. Sobhan (ed.), Promoting Cooperation in South Asia: An Agenda for the 13th SAARC Summit, SACEPS/CPD/UP, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005

“WTO and Regional Trade Arrangements” in Bibek Debroy and Mohammed Saquib (eds.), WTO at Ten: Looking Back to Look Beyond, Konark, India, 2005

“Economic Theory and Development Practice: Stiglitz’s Critique and the Sri Lankan Experience” (with Chris Rodrigo) in Partha Nath Mukerjhi and Chandan Sengupta (eds.), Indignity and Universality in Social Science: A South Asian Response, Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2004

“The Poverty Situation and Policy in Sri Lanka” in Christopher M. Edmonds (ed.),Reducing Poverty in Asia: Emerging Issues in Growth, Targetting and Measurement,Edward Elgar, UK, 2003

“Sri Lanka” in I. Merlinda (ed.), Agriculture, Trade and the WTO in South Asia, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2003

“Managing the Sri Lankan Economy at a Time of Terrorism and War” in S. Katri and G. Kueck (eds.), Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process, Shipra Publications, India, 2003

“Political Economy of Growth and Reform in South Asia” (with Kirit S. Parikh) in Isher Ahluwalia and John Williamson (eds.), The South Asian Experience with Growth,Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2003

“Garment Industry in Sri Lanka” (with R. Eparachchi) in G.Joshi (ed.), Garment Industry in South Asia: Rags and Riches ?, SAAT, ILO, New Delhi, India, 2002

“South Asia and Other Regional Economic Groupings” in K.K. Bargava and S. Kathri (eds.), South Asia 2010: Opportunities and Challenges, Konark, New Delhi, 2002

“Agenda Presented by Bretton Woods Institutions and Food Security in South Asia” in R. Adhikari (ed.), Food Security in the Global Age: South Asian Dilemma,SAWTEE/Pro-Public, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2001

“Globalization: A South Asian Perspective” in R. Adhikari (ed.), Globalization: South Asian Perspective, SAWTEE, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000

“IOR-ARC Beyond Maputo: Open Regionalism in the Indian Ocean” in M. Reddy (ed.)Trade and Investment Issues in the IOR-ARC, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 2000

“SAPTA and its Future” in E. Gonsalves and N. Jetly (eds.), The Dynamics of South Asia: Regional Cooperation and SAARC, Sage, New Delhi, 1999

“Economic Costs of Conflict in Sri Lanka” in R.I. Rotberg (ed.), Creating Peace in Sri Lanka, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

“The Second Wave of Liberalization in Sri Lanka: Reform & Governance” in Ric Shand (ed.), Economic Liberalization in South Asia, Mcmillan Press, Delhi, 1999

“Privatization in Sri Lanka: An Overview” in A. Bennett (ed.) How Does Privatization Work ?, Routledge, London, 1997

“Economic Liberalization & Structural Adjustment in Sri Lanka” in Robin Ghosh et al. (ed.), Economic Development and Change, Wiley Publications, Delhi, 1996

“Distributional Aspects of Privatization: The Case of Sri Lanka” in V.V. Ramanadham (ed.) Privatization & Equity, Routledge Press, London, 1995

“Sri Lanka ‘s Textile & Garment Sector”, Asian Garment Sources, JTN Quarterly, Osaka, Japan, 1995.

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