Eminent economist Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away


June 23, 2017 (LBO) – Dr. Saman Kelegama, the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 58 in Thailand today.

The eminent Sri Lankan economist served as a research fellow of IPS prior to being appointed as the Executive Director in 1995.

He served as a consultant to the World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, ILO, UN-ESCAP, Commonwealth Secretariat, and was on the boards of many government, private sector and professional institutions.

Dr. Kelegama obtained his doctorate D.Phil (Econ) from Oxford University, UK in 1990.