IPS research on Private Sector Development examines the constraints to a conducive business environment for greater private sector investment, including FDI. This includes addressing limitations on the institutions and regulatory processes which impact on private sector activity, innovation and entrepreneurship in an economy. In particular, policy constraints hindering SME growth such as technology transfer, market linkages, access to information, access to business development services, amongst others, need to be identified and addressed to maximize SME contribution to export growth and employment generation.


Presentation on ‘Determinants of Drinking Water Sources among Farmer Community in Anuradhapura District; Evidence from CKDu Affected Area, Kekirawa DS division’

International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment
Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna
14 February 2020

Nimesha Dissanayaka


Presentation on ‘Smart Agriculture

New thinker’s Symposium 2019
Organized by IPS
21 March 2019
IPS, Colombo 07

Nimesha Dissanayaka


Presentation on ‘Cross-border E-commerce Ecosystem in Sri Lanka
Building Bridges Digitally – E-Commerce and Its Potentials in South Asia

Organized by SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Confederation of Indian Industry

13 October 2018
Mount Lavinia Hotel

Harini Weerasekera

Presentation on ‘Border Tax Evasion in Sri Lanka: Are we calling Chickens Turkeys?’

IPS In House Seminar

17 August 2018

Harini Weerasekera


Presentation on “Balancing the Scales: Taming Supermarket Buyer Power”, at the “World Consumer Rights Day Forum” organized by IPS, IPS Auditorium, 15 March.
(Team: Kithmina Hewage)

Presentation on “Air Connectivity in South Asia” at the conference on “Unleashing South Asia: Connectivity, Sub-regional Initiatives, Energy and Investment Protection”, SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mumbai, India, 24 September.
(By: Kithmina Hewage)


Presentation on “Female Entrepreneurship and the Role of Business Development Services in Promoting Small and Medium Women Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka”, IPS, 9 May.
(By: Sunimalee Madurawala)

Presentation on “Developing a System for University-Business Linkages in Sri Lanka” at the seminar on “Strengthening University-Business Linkages”, organized by GIZ, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, 23 May.
(By: Anushka Wijesinha)

Presentation on “SME Credit Guarantee Scheme” to members of Central Bank Financial System Stability Consultative Committee, CBSL Conference Room, 5 June.
(By: Anushka Wijesinha)