Industry

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, …

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 …

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 …

Access to Credit: Critical Issue for Conflict-Affected Enterprises

By Anushka Wijesinha, Research Officer – IPS The IPS is collaborating with The Asia Foundation on their Local Economic Governance (LEG) project. This blog post captures some initial insights emerging from the ongoing field work. After being shackled by the …

The Beginning of the End of Cheap Labour for Sri Lanka’s Manufacturing Rivals?

By Anushka Wijesinha, Research Officer – IPS Labour pains have blighted Chinese and Bangladeshi manufacturing in the past month, leading to questions arising on the sustainability of their economies’ low-cost labour status. In the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, over 15,000 garment …