Anushka Wijesinha

Dynamic Growth in Sri Lanka: the Innovation Imperative

> By Anushka Wijesinha, Research Economist – IPS Innovation is beyond research, it requires clever commercialization Sri Lanka needs to take a 360 degree approach to innovation policy As Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs bids adieu to an ipod/iphone/ipad/macbook crazed world, …

Sri Lanka Continues its Rise up Global Competitiveness Index: Jumps 10 Ranks in 2011-12 World Economic Forum Report

> Ranks just 2 below the Top 50  WEF warns against complacency, biz community expectations will evolve as country develops By Anushka Wijesinha (Research Economist) and Dilani Hirimuthugodage (Research Officer) – IPS* The World Economic Forum today (7th September) released …

2010: ‘Phenomenal Year’ for Corporates, but Shared Growth across Sri Lanka Remains a Challenge

> By Anushka Wijesinha (Research Officer) and Kithmina Hewage (Project Intern), IPS While hailing strong earnings in the post-war pick-up, the Sri Lankan private sector should be more cognizant of its role in spurring inclusive growth… The performance of the …

As Global Economic Power Shifts, Where Will Sri Lanka Place Herself?

> By Anushka Wijesinha – Research Officer, IPS Part of the ‘Global Perspectives’ series As the balance of power in the global economy shifts, Sri Lanka needs to be cognizant of the new opportunities and challenges that are emerging, and …

SME Development Strategies for Sri Lanka: Learning Lessons from Neighbouring Countries

> By Devangi Perera and Anushka Wijesinha – IPS   Striving for the growth and competitiveness of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector in Sri Lanka has often been identified as imperative in order to provide more employment, bridge …