‘Economic strategies for Sri Lanka’ launched

Friday, 10 August 2012 01:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

‘Economic strategies for Sri Lanka’, (‘Apata Galapena Arthika Kramaveda’) a book written in Sinhala, co-authored by LIRNEasia Chairmen  and CEO Rohan Samarajiva, PhD and  C.J. Amaratuna was launched at Bandaranayaka Institute of International studies, recently.

‘Economic strategies for Sri Lanka’ presented to Kanchana Dasanayake, Editor of ‘Ada’ and ‘Tharunaya’ newspapers who represented the Sri Lankan youth

  The book is analysing how the theories relevant to infrastructure sectors such as roads, highways, irrigation and drinking water, passenger and cargo transport, power and telecommunications, could be attuned successfully with the political and social realities of Sri Lanka.  It also makes restructuring tips for loss making state enterprises to help to transform them into profit making ventures.  The Book would be interesting, relevant and useful to policy makers, law makers and those who would like to find out of the box ways to develop the country.  

The keynote was delivered by former Central Bank Deputy Governor W.A. Wijewardana. Ceylon National Chamber of Industries Vice Chairman Tissa Senaviratne gave his views on the book and its relevance to Sri Lanka

The book was ceremoniously presented to Kanchana Dasanayake, Editor of ‘Ada’ and ‘Tharunaya’ newspapers, vimasuma.com Editor Jayantha Kovilagodage and Frontier Research Associate Menaka Jayasinghe represented the Sri Lankan youth.

After the book was lunched, the floor was open for discussion. The audience comprised of well informed individuals including academics, politicians, media personnel and those representing industries as well as civil society.