Sri Lanka Institute of Policy Studies appoints new Executive Director

Dushni Weerakoon

Oct 25, 2017 (LBO) – The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) has appointed Dr. Dushni Weerakoon as it ‘s new Executive Director.

She succeeds renowned economist, late Dr. Saman Kelegama, who passed away in June this year.

Dr. Weerakoon has over 23 years of experience at the IPS, and has been functioning as its deputy director since 2005.

Her research and publications cover areas related to macroeconomic policy, regional trade integration, and international economics.

Highly involved in the arena of public policy through her research and direct engagements in policy formulation, she has served as a member of the Macro and Trade Policy Steering Committee of the Ministry of Policy Development and Implementation (2002-2004), an official delegate to the Committee of Experts to negotiate the South Asian Free Trade Agreement under the Ministry of Trade and Commerce (2004-2005) and a member of the Trade and Tariff Committee of the National Council for Economic Development (NCED) of the Ministry of Finance (2004-2010).