Third Trans-Himalaya Development Forum

09 – 12 July 2017
Mangshi, China


Protectionist trade and investment policies serve only special interests and hurt long term growth of an economy, IPS Research Officer, Kithmina Hewage, argued recently.

He noted this while making a presentation titled ‘Industrial Policy and Development in Sri Lanka’ at the Third Trans-Himalaya Development Forum, organized by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, held in Mangshi, China on 09 – 12 July 2017.

Mr. Hewage asserted that industrial policy should no longer be seen as a state-centric development tool, but rather implemented to facilitate private sector investment.