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.

Research

Wanigasinghe, L. (2023). ‘Poverty Alleviation in a Multidimensional Crisis’ in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2023, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. pp. 285-298

Tilakaratna, G., & Wanigasinghe, L. (2022). ‘Sri Lanka’s Multidimensional Crisis: Impacts on Vulnerable Groups’. Trade Insights, Vol 18 (No. 1-4), pp. 12-15. Retrieved from https://sawtee.org/publications/Trade-Insight_Vol-18_No_1-4_2022.pdf

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.

Presentations
Commentary