Lakshila Wanigasinghe is a Research Officer at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) currently working in the area of Poverty and Social Welfare research. Her research interests include education, poverty, health, development, social welfare as well as topics relating to law and economics. She holds a MSc in Economics with a concentration in Development Economics and a BA in Economics with concentrations in International, Financial and Law and Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), US.
Wanigasinghe, L. (2022). ‘Reducing Inequalities for a Sustainable Future’ in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2022, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. pp. 302-314
Tilakaratna, G., & Wanigasinghe, L. (2021), ‘Social Protection for Vulnerable Groups during Pandemics’ (Chapter 9) in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2021, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, pp. 157-176.
Tilakaratna, G., & Wanigasinghe, L. (2021), ‘COVID-19, Poverty and Sri Lanka’s Social Protection Response’, Policy Insights, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.
Regional Project Development Support for the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation Operational Plan, 2016-2025 – Social Protection, (2020-2021), Manila: Asian Development Bank.
IPS In-house Seminar
28 April 2022
Food Fight: Sri Lanka’s Battle for Food Security, Talking Economics, October 2022.
Sri Lanka’s Deepening Economic Crisis: The Plight of the Poor, Talking Economics, July 2022.
Breaking the Bias: Increasing Women’s Political Participation in Sri Lanka, Talking Economics, March 2022.
Leave No One Behind: Building a Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery Plan for Sri Lanka, Talking Economics, August 2021.
Towards Zero Poverty: Why Effective Targetting of Samurdhi Transfers is Essential, Talking Economics, March 2021