Himani Vithanage is a Research Assistant working on health, education, and labour policy at IPS. She received the IPS Saman Kelegama Memorial Research Grant for 2021. Himani holds a BA in Economics with First Class Honours from the University of Colombo. During her undergraduate studies, she was awarded the ‘Best Student in Economics in the Economic Theory and Applications Stream’ and the ‘Most Outstanding Student of the Faculty of Arts’ of the University of Colombo. Himani also holds a BSc in Economics and Finance with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).