Tharindu is a Research Assistant currently working on Macro, Trade and Competitiveness Policy at IPS. He holds a BA honours degree in Economics (First Class) from the University of Kelaniya. During his undergraduate studies, Tharindu was awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship for a four-month student exchange programme at the University of Szczecin, Poland. He represented Sri Lanka at 14th South Asian Economics Students Meet held in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also represented Sri Lanka at the Second Bali Democracy Students Conference held in Bali, Indonesia. Further, he won the ‘Best Research Paper’ for his presentation at the Sri Lanka Economic Research Conference in 2019 organised by the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists.

Tharindu is a former Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya. He is currently reading for a Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of Colombo.